The top political distraction in Manchester could be shut down in a new cuts crisis.
Manchester City Council may close under plans being considered by the National Coalition Government.
The Albert Square archive , known for the extreme age of many of its exhibits, was forced to go into partnership with Westminster Whitehall plc after the failure of municipal socialism in the mid 1980s.
But the National Coalition Government says it can’t be bothered with the thin veneer of local “democracy” anymore, since Manchester never elects the (far) right kind of MPs.
Town hall bosses have been involved in emergency talks, and the shock announcement has been greeted with outrage and blank indifference in equal measure.
Sir Richard Leese, the long-serving curator who has personally selected (and de-selected) many of the fossils that are displayed at monthly council meetings said he was “appalled.”
City Centre spokesman Pat Karney tweeted “wtf? Those ****s in ****ing London can **** my ****. #toryscum.” In a follow-up tweet he asked followers what odds were available from local bookmakers on the City Council securing a bridging lone from Peel, Bruntwood or possibly the Museum of Science and Industry.
Manchester residents took to the message boards to voice their shoulder-shrugging indolence. Chris Peters of Withington said “Well, since their consultations are rubber-stamp exercises in condescension and contempt, it’s not going to make much difference to me, is it?”
Aaron Singleton of Hulme, who is employed at the Institute of Studies said “What’s the City Council again?”
(With apologies to Yakub Qureshi of the Manchester Evening News)