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HAZEL BLEARS: THE PEOPLE'S MINISTER
 

Star date: May 3rd 2009

More Hazel Hypocrisy

Writing in today's Observer newspaper, Hazel Blears, Salford MP and Minister for Communities, is still waffling on about being "in tune and in touch with people" and "effective communications". 

The Salford Star, still waiting for a reply to an open letter sent to her six months ago, says `Put up or Shut up!'


Oh no, not again…Hazel Blears in today's Observer is still banging on about giving local people more power. She writes that the recession "should be the catalyst for more decentralisation of power to citizens and communities".  Yeah, well, we wrote to her six months ago asking how an award winning community magazine that gives people a voice can get funding to give "people more power" and she still hasn't replied.

Now that magazine, the Salford Star, is no longer in print and has to function online, while two thirds of people in her own constituency don't have access to the net.

"All too often" she adds "we announce new strategies…or launch new documents…that are received by the public with incredulity at best and, at worst, with hostility"…Yeah, well, wasn't it Hazel who launched the Communities In Control: Real People Real Power document saying that "a strong independent media is a vital part of any democracy" and then didn't answer our letter on how she was going to do this?  No wonder her hype is met by "hostility".

She continues: "People want to look their politicians in the eyes and get their anger off their chests. We need a ministerial "masochism strategy", where ministers engage directly and hear the anger first hand". She won't even acknowledge our second hand e-mailed anger.

Hazel writes about "setting up a stall in the town centre" to "engage" with voters – we dare her right here, right now to set up a stall in Salford Precinct…and actually tell people when she's going to be there, not just the camera people.

She concludes by saying that "we need to sound…a little more human".  People might believe this stuff if she put it into practice on her own doorstep.

So yet again…

Dear Hazel

How can you ignore a letter from your own constituents for six months asking about your policies and still come out with this tripe?

With attitude and love xxx
Salford Star
 

Read the original letter from Salford Star here

See more stories here

And here

And here!

 

 

Veronica wrote
at 23:53:32 on 07 June 2009
The Labour Party is, and has been for some time, a dead man walking. It no longer has a grassroots membership. People now recognise that it does not represent them, but it never has. We should not only not vote Labour, we should not vote for any of the major parties. They all stand on the same platform of 'social democracy' as all the political parties did in Germany before the rise of Hitler. We need to vote for the small parties and give these people the boot they were beginning to give us through empowering councils to spy on us, teachers to give our children abortions without our knowledge and pollute them with sex ed at four, the police to arrest the decent, even pensioners who can't pay council tax, while they pander to extremists in our midst,allow hoodies to run amok, arrest heckers, or people using cameras, in the name of anti terrorism. New Labour are a bunch of fascists, but then the fascists always came from the left, whilst brainwashing us into believe that fascism comes from the right.
 
Silent Hunter wrote
at 08:14:40 on 06 May 2009
The answer is simple. STOP voting for the ginger chipmunk! Vote for "Anyone BUT Labour" at the General Election - you might get an MP who actually LISTENS to you and actually DOES THINGS !
 
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