I caught the back end of Question Time last night. It was very strange and I really thought Hazel Blears had some serious illness. Her expression was deadpan, almost like what was known as the 'Parkinsonian mask' before political correctness. It also seemed to be affecting her voice or throat. She had a strange kind of guttural, nasal twang.
But as I watched it suddenly dawned on me. The spin doctors had told her to drop that ridiculous smile she usually has painted on her fizzog. And the voice problem? QT was coming from Manchester and she had decided to adopt an Oasis style Manchester accent. Patronising old bag!
Must remember to miss the programme next week. It will probably be even more annoying.