Proper Gander

Stop funding ‘propaganda’, Leeds Council urged

A council newspaper condemned as “propaganda at council taxpayers’ expense” should be scrapped, say its critics.
During the past 12 months four editions of About Leeds – a free publication delivered to homes in the city – were produced by the council at a cost of £185,000.

Malcolm Naylor, of Otley, a campaigner for improved adult social care services, said: “This paper is a disgraceful abuse of democracy and complete waste of council taxpayers’ money.

“The latest issue boasts of council tax being the lowest rise in 14 years, but makes no mention of the increased means-tested charges for elderly and disabled people to raise an additional £2million.

“This propaganda paper, paid for by council taxpayers, makes no mention of this or the 6 per cent increase in rent for council tenants.”

Tiberius says:  “Kudos to you Mr Naylor!”.

Published in: on March 31, 2009 at 8:06 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Haha, yeah I got a copy of this which says it’s an “Award Winning Newspaper” as voted for by The British Association of Communicators in Business – which says it all really!

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