Monday, April 14, 2008

The Return of the Chipmunk


Good to see the Chipmunk putting her nose about the parapet in this "helpful" interview with the BBC. She's been strangely absent from our lives in recent times. Despite being the Minister for Local Government she didn't attend Labour's campaign launch with Gordon Brown, and was also absent from a similar event in the West Midlands a few days later. Some say that since her humiliation in the Deputy Leadership election she has rather lost her appetite for politics and is finding it difficult to remain focussed. Those of us who have missed her cheerful countenance grinning at us (even when she's on the radio) will pray this is not true.

21 comments:

Newmania said...

Can you imagine what its like having to go to work and meet Millibands ,Balls , Darling Straw and above all the hag Heart-of-Flint. No wonder she is sick of it and I have a suspicion she no longer believes New Labour are doing any good .I like her and Hopi Sen , who is also a nice chap , says she is personally one of the best. It’s a great shame

Leaving politics aside I also quite like , Johnson and La Smith is fine . Other than than Labour have a collection of deeply odious people and I wonder if that has more of an effect than is generally acknowledged. People whine about Cameron but I have always thought he just comes over as a sincere man who would not be vile over a beer.

Prodicus said...

My blood froze this morning when I heard your pin-up's voice ringing out again after a blessed, nut-free interlude, regrettably now ended. Her tedious, information-free parroting of class-war anti-Tory sh*te (so 1970s) instead of answering a question drives me to drink, even at that hour of the morning. Still, every time she opens her tiny gob it's another vote off Gordon's tally. Go for it, Nutkin. Like your boss, you're a great asset to your political enemies.

Anonymous said...

Ah, glad you reminded me - must buy some more cuttlefish, or was it Chipmunk food?...

Oscar Miller said...

Prodicus - agree entirely. The nutkins attempt to paint DC as more right wing than Ghengis Khan, had no credibility. Nor did the ludicrous suggestion that last week's IMF assessment was good for the government as opposed to what it really was - very bad - saying Darling had drastically overestimated the rate of growth. But it it still irked that Naughtie was totally supine in the face of all this nonsense. He just allowed her to go on at length before wearyily saying 'thank you very much Chipmunk'.

Albert M. Bankment said...

Oh dear, oh Lord. She really does have a voice and smile that could curdle milk. I wouldn't trust her if she told me that sun rises in the east.

Squaddies used to have a running joke that things must be really bad when the BBC sent Kate Adie [I suppose, these days, they say much the same about Orla Guerin, that glum undertakers' groupie]. In much the same way, things must be bad for the government when the Blears sock-puppet is sent out to bat. She's the virtual nightwatchman to the end of the world.

Anonymous said...

Iain -

You run the most exclusive fan club in the world...The Hazel Blears Appreciation Society...

Membership : 1 (Iain Dale)

Is there no beginning to her talents?

troymolloy said...

Those who haven't missed her countenance one bit will pray that it IS true. Still a vile woman!

Dave B said...

I don't think Ms Blears can ever hope to better her Cookie Interview, TV gold.

Anonymous said...

i believe that she will be making a guest appearence in Southampton tomorrow

dirty european socialist said...

What is wrong with pointing out class war? Maybe she might be the next PM?

Anonymous said...

prodicus - I think it is that brisk, 'letsby avenue', nursey, 'come on, the medicine doesn't that bad / yes, a spoonful of sugar is all you need / yes, but the medicine tasting bad is what shows it is working' tosh that drives me to distraction..

that and knowing that the 'Gordon Brown is the best thing since sliced bread', would seamlessly be replaced with [say] 'David Milibland is the best thing since sliced bread' should Gordy stop a Baghdad bus..

I have a feeling that a relentless positive approach like hers would go down well in the States, and Hillary Clinton currently needs all the help she can get...

Anonymous said...

I don't like using the moniker Chipmunk as it sounds fluffy and friendly. Hazel Blears is not fluffy and friendly, she is typical of the sort of programmed Labour robot Minister who repeats over and over again how bad life was under the Tories and how much better life really is now. Any disagreement is inexplicable to her, what she says is right - it has to be, it is what TB, AC, GB or whoever is currently programming her has said is true. Apparatchiks like Hazel Blears would support practically any policy put forward by their Government so long as it means they can keep their snouts in the trough . They are the same type of people that ran the Vichy government in France and indeed the collaborationist bureaucracies in The Netherlands etc. I am not sure how much of a leap in imagination is required to see that sort of person defending the existence of concentration camps by pointing out that it is quite a small percentage of people that are being sent to the camps and that the vast majority of the population are much better off now than they were previously.

I am getting so pissed off with this shower of shite that currently rule us.

Britain First said...

The absence of Hazel Blears' smug perma-grin from our TV screens is no bad thing. She's quick on her feet though, I'll give her that.

Anonymous said...

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DIRTY EUROPEAN SOCIALIST said...

Labour has not had a recession since Brown the economic genius beame chabncellor and then PM.
So what is his problem.
The public hate clever men. As i know to my cost. LOL.

dearieme said...

Especially when she's on the radio!

Semaj Mahgih said...

Iain - how could you! I run her mush on the blog but this is overstepping the mark, surely.

rspcc said...

That is the worst example of image manipulation I have ever seen.

And she's more of a man than you'll ever be, sunshine.

Anonymous said...

You are being too generous. Hazel Blears is a poisonous dwarf.

Anonymous said...

ghengis khan would probably be left wing not right wing. He lead the greatest peasant rebellion in history and smashed empires under his hoof.

Anonymous said...

i saw on tv for the first time in ages the other day and i'm convinced she's been off having plastic surgery -- she's defo had a face lift she looks even more like a disingenuous ferret now.

and her shiny new ginger wig is to hide the operation scar