Hazel, I think we’ve been here before….

Hazel Blears may be the butt of comedy amongst right wing bloggers, but many of them seem to harbour a healthy respect for her. Yesterday she gave a speech at the Hansard Society (Matt has the full script), some of the more interesting end of which was picked up by my colleague James Kirkup. She was particularly scathing of bloggers… Guido retaliated… then Michael White retaliated back… Justin was never going to be convinced… Will is not under the sneaky control of those who want to squash his voice (that’s Canada to you and me…) more from David, Alex, Alix, and a few links at Journalism.co.uk. Most are angry, about the alleged anti blogging slant… Over at Brassneck, I’ve tried not to take the bait

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  • wild turkey

    waking up to posts on Hazels Blears AND the elegant Iris has effectively dampened any post election Obama euphoria.

    thanks so much mick.

    anyway on this one I defer to the wit and wisdom of Patrick Jake O’Rourke….

    Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us.