Category Archives: Letters to the MEN

Letter: Greater #Manchester Spatial Framework and meaningless buzzwords around #climate

NAMES of official documents can tell you a lot – especially about what their authors want you to believe.  Your local democracy reporter Niall Griffiths tells us (“Council support masterplan for region’s housing”, M.E.N. 7 April) that the rebranded Greater Manchester Spatial Framework … Continue reading

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Letter: Police Bill strengthens state against weakened society

Margaret Brown (Viewpoints, 6 April) seems somewhat confused in her letter. She seems to think that protestors are calling for “a restriction of police powers”.  This is simply not the case. What they are actually calling for is the abandonment … Continue reading

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Letter: Protest matters

The letter (“Lost support” Viewpoints 29 March) left me bewildered. The correspondent, who declined to give their name, starts by criticising “the actions of protestors in Bristol.” He or she neglects to point out that many people in Bristol say that … Continue reading

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Letter: City’s emissions need to be scrutinised

On the same day you published an open letter from 16 different organisations calling for Manchester City Council to take the strongest possible course when re-arranging its scrutiny arrangements so that climate action gets examined and accelerated (Viewpoints, M.E.N. 16 March), … Continue reading

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Letter: Council creating conditions for accidents, will blame cyclists

Your article on Great Ancoats St (“£9m spent… but is new ‘boulevard’ worth the hassle’, M.E.N., 10 March) was fascinating. Two additional points are worth making. Firstly, in July 2019 the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee called on the Executive to … Continue reading

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Letter: Match words to deeds

New research by the International Energy Agency shows that fossil fuel emissions climbed steadily over the second half of the year as major economies began to recover. By December 2020, carbon emissions were 2% higher than in the same month the … Continue reading

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Letter in MEN: Council could act

Thank you for article “Forest blazes destroy balance” (M.E.N., 26 February) which clearly explained another major threat to everyone’s future. At the moment forests turn the carbon we humans are putting into the atmosphere when we burn oil, coal and gas into … Continue reading

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Letter in MEN: council consultations are shoddy af. @TreesNotCars

So, on Saturday I a) wrote something about “the End of Leese” b) fired off a letter to the MEN. They published it (and another good ‘un) It’s great that Manchester City Council has been listening to people in the … Continue reading

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Letter: #Manchester City Council avoiding the big problems.

The report “Call for city roads to be ‘pedestrian only’” (M.E.N., 4 February) was both simultaneously hopeful and fundamentally depressing.It’s hopeful because the tide may be turning after decades of Manchester City Council’s pro-car obsession (though we shall see – they have … Continue reading

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Letter: #Manchester City Council, #climate change and the Challenger disaster

Your article “73 seconds to tragedy” (M.E.N., 31 January) was a good reminder of the Challenger Space Shuttle’s destruction. The night before the shuttle was torn apart high above Florida, the engineers for Morton Thiokol, the company that built its booster … Continue reading

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