Talk:David Blunkett

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Early Life[edit]

My recollection is that he was told to consider being a piano tuner ( the lathe operator job sounds rather unlikely to me!)

sign to archive 87.114.246.198 (talk) 02:17, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

misleading edit summaries/removal of unfavourable information by user[edit]

See http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Blunkett&diff=prev&oldid=485318462 this user seems to be on a mission to remove all informatin they deem unfavourable even when it is well sourced or backed up by material and sources elsewhere in the article. The users edit history also shows that this is the only article they edit and they seem to have a clear POV.87.114.246.198 (talk) 16:18, 11 May 2012 (UTC) I haven't checked who edited what, but on reading the text felt I had to see the talk page to determone whether there was any comment on the obvious political bias. I'm sad to see that there was such comment a couple of years ago and that nothing has changed - quite a large part of this article reads like a Labour party election leaflet. I would prefer an article that states facts, not opinions, and eschews both labour and conservative propaganda (and LD propaganda too), but unfortunately it's quite clear that at present we have a party political ecnyclopedia entry on behalf of the Labour party. The number of statements with absolutely no reference to any source (let alone a reliable one) is quite amazing - in places it runs at more than one per sentence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.49.189.145 (talk) 01:40, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Comparison with Henry Fawcett[edit]

I suggest replacement of: “(Sometimes he is called the first blind cabinet minister, but in fact Henry Fawcett, husband of suffragist Millicent Fawcett, was a member of the Privy Council more than a century before.)” by a simple statement that he was the first blind cabinet minister. The Privy Council is a committee of hundreds of distinguished people who rarely meet, whereas the Cabinet is the small sub-committee of full-time executives charged with the running of the country. There is no comparison between the roles and no value in this mention of Fawcett. I would alter this but political biography is outwith my areas of interest and I would prefer someone more experienced in the field do so if they feel appropriate. Not Proven (talk) 08:47, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

I hadn't read this, but have done basically what you suggest, but maintaining the mention of Fawcett so as to pre-empt future confusions. --Technopat (talk) 11:44, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Link check[edit]

Can someone check the references and make sure they're all in check please.--88.111.129.157 (talk) 15:22, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

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