The number of Hazel Blears fans out there can possibly counted on the fingers of one hand and this week, impish Hazel, who was last in hot water over her rather unusual expenses, described her Labour party as 'Wicked and malicious', or did she? Best judge for yourself in this interview as the lovely Hazel ducks and dives in every direction in an effort 'not' to answer a direct question.
As one party conference closes with its new leader able to sing the party anthem, 'The Red Flag' from memory, another is about to start in Birmingham and today, Ed Miliband appealed to the BBC unions not to black-out David Cameron's speech in the interests of fair play. Mind you, if they did, I suspect it would be one more nail in the corporations' rather bloated coffin.
When I first became a councillor, I was struck by the title, 'comrade, I occasionally heard members of the Labour group call one another but I read in today's fun-filled and not to be missed, Thanet Gazette, that Councillors Clive Hart and Mark Nottingham now plan to throw their names in the Labour hat as potential parliamentary candidates to fight the sitting South Thanet MP, Laura Sandys. I'm sure the good voters of South Thanet will be delighted and comforted by the news and the unavoidable political shenanigans yet to come, as Labour under Ed Miliband, re-invents itself once again, campaigning as a party further to the left than its been before in a generation.
"Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we'll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here."