Martin Curtis raises a good point at Spin Blog. He asks if Hazel Blears is receiving a Ministerial salary courtesy of the taxpayer. If so it is an outrage. She is chairman of the Labour Party with no portfolio responsibility. Conservative Party chairman were always paid by the Party. Anyone know how my little chipmunk is being paid? Perhaps one of Her Majesty's reptiles might like to ask the question.
UPDATE: People keep asking my why I keep calling Hazel Blears "my little chipmunk". Because she reminds me of a chipmunk! I got to know her a bit when I was working for David Davis and have to admit I rather like her. She's always cheerful and is always smiling. I won't hear a word said against her!