MCFly and partisan politics; It’s not our party and we’ll cry (with despair) if we want to

MCFly co-editors Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson on the magazine’s relationship to party politics in Manchester.

We have had meetings with Labour Councillors.

We have had meetings with Liberal Democrats Councillors.

We have had meetings – and even almost-collaborated – with members of the Executive of Manchester Green Party.

These have been a mix of on-the-record meetings, interviews, off-the-record meetings, and will continue to happen.

We know people in all three of these parties who are sincere, who are competent. Sometimes they are even both these things at the same time.

Here’s our point; we think all three parties are face-palm inadequate and under-performing on the central issues of the 21st century – how do we – with social and ecological justice –  minimise the horror of climate change, and prepare for what we can no longer avoid.

Arwa Aburawa and Marc Hudson

P.S. We are not now, and have never been, members of any political party. If that changes, we will make a public statement.  We will not then report on any matters relating to that party, we’ll get another MCFlyer to do that.

P.P.S. If ever anyone bothered to hack our emails to each other (a la ‘climategate’ at University of East Anglia) they would find plenty of material – spectacularly robust and unprintable assessments – about the actions of ALL THREE parties.  That doesn’t mean the parties are irredeemable, or can or should be ignored.  Just that MCFly tries (and often fails, of course) to do what we thought journos are supposed to do – report ‘without fear or favour.’

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About manchesterclimatemonthly

Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.
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1 Response to MCFly and partisan politics; It’s not our party and we’ll cry (with despair) if we want to

  1. What has brought this on? and who are the executives of Manchester Green Party? I must admit, personally, I do feel the Green Party is not pushing it’s own policies forcefully enough.

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