I’m likely to get rather intemperate if I blog about this now, but have a butchers at the story on Chortle to get the gist.
The bottom line is, the show goes on, but the story underlines just how pointless it is to waste public money on a target chasing police force more interested on being seen to crack down on crime – employing empty gestures and tough rhetoric rather than actually keeping the streets safe – and a council chock full of pen pushing bully-boys with no interest in the community they represent.
See, I told you I’d start getting intemperate. Just follow the link (thanks to Steve Bennett for trying to cover all sides of the argument and giving us an outlet for our objections).
There’s a Manchester Evening News story too. I’m grateful for them breaking it, though it doesn’t question the basis of the spurious and inaccurate claims made by the police and the council, nor their seriously dubious conduct at the hearing (oh, and Michael MacIntyre’s never done the gig, nor have we ever claimed such a thing).
Rest assured, XS Malarkey continues every Tuesday.
Thanks to everyone for their support – Lee, Spider, Ros, Fishy, Leanne, Glen, Jason Cook, Brendan Burns, Mundo Jazz, Mick Miller, Justin Moorhouse, Toby Foster, hell, everybody – and especially Jason Manford and Sarah Millican for taking time from their busy schedules to speak to the press and make representations to the council on our behalf.