Hazel Blears has U-turned on a raft of gimmicks aimed at "empowering" communities. The most striking (and disappointing for many a fat, work dodging, Labour voter) is the cancellation of a free doughnut when you cast your vote in an election. It says a lot about what this government think of us if they think we will vote for doughnuts. Sadly it also says a lot about this country that some people would vote for doughnuts. But I suppose they have been doing just that for the last three General Elections.