23 June 2011

Is there a rottener borough than Hammersmith?

Hammersmith Tories have just had the unprecedented honour of a sixth appearance in Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs (see below), this time about the local Chronicle newspaper's censorship of  Andy Slaughter MP’s column when he suggested that getting so much council advertising money might make the paper soft-pedal on stories that would embarrass the council.

How silly. This the council that is blithely cutting Sure Start, closing youth centres, getting rid of community buildings and selling off the borough to private developers. Not to mention the hash they are making of their questionable tri-borough merger plans. Nothing embarrasses them.

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