Tuesday, February 10, 2009


George Monbiot: Just what exactly do you stand for, Hazel Blears - except election?

(For context, it helps to read his earlier column, Politics is broken, so what do we do? We leave it to the politicians, which talks about the widespread alienation from politics in the UK and attempts to revive it from the grassroots, and Hazel Blears' extradordinary response, in which she blames the grassroots itself for that alienation and sees politics purely as a question of standing for office. Pretty obviously, UK Labour wants to dissolve the people and elect another).