It seems as though Hazel hates herself. She recently did the Total Politics questionnaire, and her answers are here. She reveals her hopes, fears, loves and hates, and all the other things that nobody wants to know about her. She even shows how funny she is:
Q: Do you have any phobias?
A: I have a strong fear of Tory governments. But that’s entirely rational, so may not count as a phobia.
Ha... ha... ha.
Later on she says:
Q: Complete this sentence: The thing I hate about politics is...
A: Rude politicians.
And of course she is justified in saying this because Hazel is never rude about anyone, ever. She is certainly never rude about Boris Johnson:
"Because the last thing a modern, diverse, international-class capital like London needs is a fogeyish, bigoted and upper-class twit for its mayor."
Hazel Blears - 24th September 2007 - Labour Conference
"He's a nasty, right-wing elitist, with odious views and criminal friends..."
Hazel Blears - February 29th 2008 - Labour Spring Conference
I was going to suggest that Hazel partake in a little self-flagellation to rid herself of all that self-loathing, but the thought of her actually doing that made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
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