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Greenwich Time: Local Labour Party’s Pravda Has One Very Loyal Reader

by | 25th, September 2011

LETTER of the week is found in the pages of the Greenwich Time, the weekly paper published by Greenwich Council.

Greenwich’s Conservative leader Spencer Drury says it’s just a PR exercise for the ruling Labour Party. Cllr Drury’s complaint runs:

“In my opinion Greenwich Council continues to publish Greenwich Time in an effort to influence the opinions of people in favour of the Labour Council. It makes no attempt to offer an alternative view on even the most controversial issues. In my opinion Labour justifies GT with a fig leaf of financial jiggery-pokery.”

“Greenwich remains a one party state with its own ‘pravda’. It is a disgrace in a modern democracy that this sort of propaganda is allowed to flourish at the expense of other local papers and subsidised by unsuspecting taxpayers.”

Darryl on his excellent 853Blog reports:

As if by coincidence, this week’s GT contains a “star letter” from a happy “reader”, with Patrick Pires of Thamesmead delighted that the found out about digital skills courses at Ravensbourne college via GT, adding that it was “ironic that printed media such as GT still has a valuable role in informing residents”, and that he now “avidly scans GT for items of topical interest”. Funny, that.

It’s vanity publishing for the vainglorious…


Posted: 25th, September 2011 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink