Category Archives: Manchester City Council

Our friends in Castle Grayskull

Manchester Council won’t even say “no, we’re not looking again at that ‘independent’ panel that cut Lib Dem funding” Alternative title – “‘Fiona Ledden?’ Nobody here by that name…”

Orwell would chuckle. So would Kafka, I think. We really are in the Penal Colony, aren’t we? Yesterday, Manchester City Council gave responses (and some replies) to a Freedom of Information Act request about an “Independent Remuneration Panel” they had … Continue reading

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Manchester Labour versus democracy – “independent” panel admits talked to Lib Dem, but says has no minutes of meeting

In May, Manchester Labour has cut the money available to councillors in the opposition, making the necessary work of scrutiny that much harder. See Manchester Evening News story here) Now, a Freedom of Information Act request has forced the Council … Continue reading

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Manchester Labour’s latest assault on democracy

Manchester Labour Party has again attacked democracy. The latest assault came at Full Council, as they hid behind an “independent” (1) panel that suggested it cut funding for the opposition members. The reporting on this, by both Manchester Evening News … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council versus beauty, clean air, clean minds and, well, everything

They are killing us with pollution. They are killing us by allowing the car to run rampant. They are flogging our pavements and our eyeballs and our attention. They spout nonsense about clean and green and how they are “carbon … Continue reading

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Greens now have TWO councillors in #Manchester – what next? What ELSE needs doing?

First up – congratulations to the new Green Party councillor in Woodhouse Park, Astrid Johnson. You can read more about her and the election result on the Greens website. Second up – congratulations to the team around her. The sheer … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Mutual Masturbation Morass on #climate

Manchester City Council is refusing to admit that a recent “independent” review of its climate activities was a joke.   In February an “independent” (more on that later) report was released giving the council a clean bill of health about its … Continue reading

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Advertising, Climate Emergencies and @ManCityCouncil flogging the pavements to capitalists.

In July 2019 Manchester City Council declared a climate emergency, forced into it by local activists and FOMO – other big cities in the UK had already done so. Everything was going to change, oh yes. Recently, Manchester City Council … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council #climate boss has no plans to ask “partnership” members to do owt, refuses to explain why she is not holding emergency summits.

Manchester City Council has been forced to admit that it has no plans to ask members of the so-called climate change “partnership” to even put information about the climate emergency on their websites. Further, the Council is refusing to explain … Continue reading

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Manchester Council Highways department STILL doing nothing about low-carbon asphalt, dodging FOIA

A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that Manchester City Council is still dragging its feet on all aspects of the so–called “Climate Emergency” it was forced to declare in July 2019. There has been NO progress on procuring … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council continues to lie about #climate change

Manchester City Council has once again released fundamentally misleading information about climate change. This will come as no surprise to anyone who remembers that its Comms Team was recently caught lying about its own “carbon literacy” status. (They claimed the … Continue reading

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