Much of the gay world is driven by misleading statistics and misconceptions and rather ‘woolly’ thinking. This suits some people down to the ground. Facts and figures are exaggerated and misrepresented for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes due to ignorance and silliness or with the best of intentions. Other times deliberately for profit, to get […]
If you would like to snoop into the accounts of Manchester Pride you can find them here on the Charity Commission website.
It would be quite wrong of me to slate Manchester Pride for all kinds of things but then give ‘alternative’ events some kind of immunity from any honest criticism. I’ll write more about this issue in the future, but for the moment I’ll give you my ‘brickbats and bouquets’ account of the first day of […]
At first glance I thought this leaflet was a ‘Photoshop job’. But apparently not. Grass was laid temporarily for an event called “Manchester in Bloom”. Today the BBC News website has an article all about image manipulation and it links through to this site which has many historic examples.
BBC Democracy Live
Last night the government was forced to drop clause 43 of the Digital Economy Bill. This badly-thought-out legislation would have given publishers the freedom to use ‘orphan works’. In other words, any photograph belonging to a photographer who the publisher claimed could not be traced.
Manchester Liberal Democrats have asked the District Auditor to investigate the loss of £421,000 of City Council funds due to a basic accounting error. The sum was part of funding that went to Marketing Manchester (the tourist board). Manchester City Council was supposed to pay 35% of Marketing Manchester’s costs and another nine Councils would […]