Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Vale of Blears
And indeed, Vale, Blears. Back to "the people of Salford", the people dearest to her heart.
My view on Blears as the Last of the Corporation Socialists have been rehearsed a couple of times round these parts, but I still think I was right about her career. The reply to George Monbiot's open letter was completely summatory:
Re the “open letter” by George Monbiot (10 February): George, I would like to invite you to Salford, and allow some of my young party members and myself to show you round our city. Then you will see why I’ve been voting Labour in the Commons these past 12 years.
That was the entire text. Monbiot's j'accuse was about a thousand words of indictment from environmental policy to the war in Iraq. Hazel's response was "why don't you come to Salford, then you'll understand?". The idea is that if we all took the time to meet a handful of teenage Labour hacks, and look at a few freshly painted (but still rather grim) housing estates, suddenly the scales will fall from our eyes, and we will Get It.
Not actually an evil kind of politics, but a horribly limited one, and quite disproportionately irritating. Vale.
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