There are some remarkable similarities between the now defunct regime of Gordon Brown and the Obama administration, the blind adherence to the junk science of Climate Change, the profligate spending, the appointment of Czars for intrusive big government and the nanny state and the desire to suppress bloggers and free speech.
In the UK disgraced trougher and former Communities Minister Hazel Blears twice tried to float the idea that bloggers should be licenced by the Government. Blears was concerned about the “corrosive effect” that right wing bloggers were having on politics in Britain, for corrosive you can read exposing the lies and deceit of Gordon Brown and the troughing habits of Blears, The Redditch Saddleback et al.
So it’s no surprise to read in Daniel Hannans blog that similar moves are afoot in the USA. Read the rest of this entry
Hazel Blears antics as a serial house flipper and trougher of tax payers money has done serious damage to both Blears and Labour in Salford, so much so that Labour have declared Salford to be a marginal seat.
Salford has been Labour since dinosaurs walked the earth, the fact that Labour now have serious worries about the seat, shows the level of damage Blears has done.
The whole blame does not really lie with Blears, Salford Labour Party must take a share of the blame for re-selecting Blears after the expenses scandal.
The Salford Star is no great fan of the ginger chipmunk and today have exceeded all previous efforts with this post:
Hazel Blears is the pin up girl of the MPs expenses scandal… The properties in London, the £1,773 on two TVs in less than a year, the cleaning bills, the £200 bath towels, the £9000 food bill and the husband who’s picking up almost £80,000 from Salford Royal Hospital Trust as a non-exec director. It goes on and on and on…
So Hazel Blears and your expenses sheet, come on down… Read the rest of this entry
Disgraced Labour trougher and serial home flipper Hazel Blears campaign to get elected as MP for Salford is in as much trouble, as that other troughing Blair babe Jacqui Smith’s campaign is in Redditch.
Their abuse of the expenses system has done them and the party they represent lasting damage.
So bad is the damage that Blears has done, that Labour have declared Salford a marginal consituency:
A Labour Party insider tells me that Salford has nowbeen declared “a marginal constituency” for the first time in…well, ages! People say you could stick a red rosette on a donkey and it’d get elected in Salford, but it seems that the Labour Party itself no longer thinks so. … Read the rest of this entry
How much better can it get?
Bigotgate, McCarthy breaking election laws yesterday, today the disaster that was Labour’s poster accompanied for once by a real, not metaphorical car crash; Aardvark is pleased to hear that no one was seriously hurt in the Golf and dustcart.
Saturday’s dose of joy comes in the form of one malevolent and avaricious house flipping ginger chipmunk also know as Hazel Blears.
Since being disgraced Blears has largely dropped off the national press radar, but thanks to the Salford Star Aardvark has been able to keep an eye on the Blears.
At the start of the campaign the Salford Star has this to say:
At a stormy public Question Time at Salford Arts Theatre last night, Hazel Blears accused the media of lying about her during the expenses scandal. The Salford MP said “There’s an awful lot that’s been reported in the papers that is simply not true.” Read the rest of this entry
Hazel Blears is in the news again with yet more negative publicity this time concerning her husband Michael Halsall who has received £80K in fees as Salford Royal Hospital prepares to slash 750 jobs over the next three years as part of vicious Labour government cuts in NHS budgets.
The Salford Star has this to say:
Plans were leaked recently showing that the top rated Salford Royal Hospital aims to axe 250 jobs a year until 2013 in an effort to chop £16million from its budget. At the same time, Hazel Blears’ husband, Michael Halsall, will be earning over £13,000 a year as a `non executive director’ of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
The Hospital Trust’s Annual Report shows that in the year ending 31st March 2009 Halsall attended a total of 19 board and committee meetings, which works out at almost £700 per meeting.
Back in September 2009, at a Council of Governors and Board meeting (to which Michael Halsall sent his apologies for not attending), the Hospital Trust’s Director of Finance told of “the end of the ‘growth’ period and the requirement of the NHS to reduce costs…and what this could mean in real terms for Salford Royal”. Read the rest of this entry
Hazel Blears the former Communities Secretary, disgraced in the MP’s expenses scandal with some spectacular troughing is standing for the new seat of Salford and Eccles.
The problem for Blears is the expenses scandal just wont go away as the Salford Star reports on Salford Question Time:
At a stormy public Question Time at Salford Arts Theatre last night, Hazel Blears accused the media of lying about her during the expenses scandal. The Salford MP said “There’s an awful lot that’s been reported in the papers that is simply not true.”
Unfortunately Hazel didn’t mention all the stuff that was true… over £8000 on furniture, over £50,000 on mortgage payments, over £1000 on fees for personal tax returns, over £200 on bath towels and over £1000 on food when Parliament wasn’t even sitting.
Panel member Alex Halligan, representing the TUC, said “MPs, paid for by us, were basically taking the piss out of the ordinary people who voted for them…I didn’t mandate my MP to rob the taxpayer blind”… Read the rest of this entry
By Tory Aardvark
Disgraced former Communities Minister Hazel Blears on those nasty right wing bloggers, Smeargate and Labour Policy.
Somewhat conspicuous by her absence from public life since she a had spot of “car trouble” Blears gets nicely bitch slapped by Nadine.
By Tory Aardvark
Updated April 9th 2010
The troughing chipmunk is back as the candidate for Salford and Eccles and has started campaigning