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Physician heal thyself

Everybody's favourite Mancunian, Hazel Blears (just mistyped that as 'Bleats'...) has made herself rather a hostage to fortune with a speech today:

"Saying some ministerial colleagues live on "planet politics", Blears will complain that their lack of real-life experience...have left politics "in trouble". Blears will say: "There is a trend towards politics being seen as a career move rather than call to public service.

"Increasingly we have seen a 'transmission belt' from university activist, MPs' researcher, think-tank staffer, special adviser, to Member of Parliament and ultimately to the front bench".

And what has Ginger Haze done for a living over the last 30 years?

1978-1980 - Council lawyer

1981 - Solicitor in private practice

1982-1997 - Sundry council-related lawyeries.

1997 to date - MP

And lest we forget, here's Blear's turning her hand to shelf-stacking:



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