The council which tells people how to choose a good bottle of wine

One of the many allegations made by the Conservative Party in the run up to the general election was that Labour had allowed the state to get involved in too many aspects of life – both at central and local government level. Maybe it’s ironic, then, that a flagship Tory council this week took aContinue reading “The council which tells people how to choose a good bottle of wine”

Council newspapers: Revealed – the people who believe what’s written in them

Regular readers of this blog will know I don’t have much time for council newspapers. I’ve no objection to councils communicating with the public via newsletters or even magazines, but harnessing the council’s advertising spend to fund propaganda-filled publications designed to fool members of the public into thinking they are reading real newspapers is somethingContinue reading “Council newspapers: Revealed – the people who believe what’s written in them”

Council newspapers: Is Lambeth Life all it’s cracked up to be?

The issue over council newspapers – ie council propaganda sheets which dress themselves up as newspapers on the assumption tax-payers are too thick to notice the difference – raised its head again today. While the company I work for, Trinity Mirror, has been (rightly, in my opinion, for what it is worth) vocal against councilsContinue reading “Council newspapers: Is Lambeth Life all it’s cracked up to be?”