This from Peter Hain, another lucky recipient of Abrahams's largesse back in June, on his regrettable failure to register the donation:
We wish to make clear that this was entirely an administrative error on the part of my campaign. I very much regret the donation was not registered as it should have been and I am taking immediate steps to do so.
I do hope 'adminstrative error' enters the language as code for 'deliberate cover up for as long as I think I can get away with it'.
It would be a worthy companion to 'Ugandan affairs' and 'tired and emotional'.
My mistake. It wasn't Abrahams who gave the money to Hain, it was Mendelsohn, which in some ways is even more sinister.