Miss Blears' fellows...
"Perceived hypocrisy"? A "a culture of cynicism and despair"?
Miss Blears should look at the people she employed to work for her if she wants to know about "hypocrisy" and what leads us to "cynicism".
Back when she was standing to be Labour's deputy leader she had a certain Howard Dawber working on her team (http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/2007/02/hazel-blears/).
Mr Dawber is, aside from being a failed MP and now a want-to-be MP, a somewhat inept Wiki-Fiddler who claims to be "an adviser to the Labour Party on internet campaigning".
Look at the list of changes for Howard's page on Wikipedia:
Look into the other edits by the user at 188.8.131.52, who created the entry for Howard, and 184.108.40.206, who edited it.
Compare the pages edited by those two addresses to the pages that Howard's Wikipedia user admits to contributing to as given here:
Notice any similarities? What are the chances of that then...
So not only does it look like Howard Dawber anonymously created and edited his own Wikipedia entry (left to it's own devices I'm not sure there would be a page for him, a failed MP is hardly noteworthy) but he also edited the entry for Hazel Blears (using 220.127.116.11).
Conflict of interest?
And this is a man who advises the Labour party on the internet.
If Hazel Blears wants to clean up the net then she should start with her own house and disown the dubious Howard Dawber.