Category Archives: Manchester

 
 

Pride charity money given to the Village Business Association

The origins of Manchester Pride go back to 1990 when an August Bank Holiday event was set up by several of the gay businesses. The aim being to raise money for good causes – particularly for those connected with HIV and AIDS. So it’s quite extraordinary to hear that, this year, the opposite has happened; […]

 

A Freedom of Information request reveals how much Manchester City Council gives to, and charges, Manchester Pride

Information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Year Sponsorship provided by MCC which is ring-fenced for the Pride Parade only Charges made and paid to MCC in respect of the overall Pride event including the Big Weekend 2005 £20,000 £13,600 2006 £25,000 £26,250 2007 £25,000 £32,620 2008 £27,500 £27,660 2009 £32,500 + […]

 
 
 

Why I won’t support the ‘no cuts’ protests

Depending on who you believe, and what is included, the UK national debt is somewhere between £800 billion and £4.8 trillion (which is £4,800 billion). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that the total debt, excluding bank bail-outs, is £816bn. But this figure doesn’t include the state’s pension liabilities, in a contravention of standard […]