Manchester Climate Monthly has published many a shocking scandal – based on replies to Freedom of Information Act requests. The way it works (normally) is this.
a) Council makes a claim/promise
b) MCFly sighs/rolls eyes, and submits a Freedom of Information Act request
Then, 20 working days later
c) The Council admits it is either wrong in its claim or behind/WAY behind in keeping its promise
d) MCFLy writes a blog and sends a letter to the Manchester Evening News, which often publishes
e) nothing at all changes because this Council is beyond shaming.
That’s NORMALLY how it works, has worked, will work. But on this occasion…. on this occasion I (Marc Hudson, editor of MCFly) screwed up. Yes the FOIA went in. Lots of good questions in there. But traffic lights are not street lights. Thanks to Jayne on Facebook for pointing this out, and thanks to the Manchester Evening News for speedily printing my retraction/apology. Lesson learned! #attentiontodetail