Last summer, Trading Standards told the organisers of Manchester Pride to cease publishing material that claimed crowd figures of 200,000 or 250,000 people at the Saturday Pride parade.
Manchester Pride has admitted that it is unable to explain figures that were quoted by its Chairman Andrew Stokes in an interview
I just managed to catch the young swallows leaving the nest on the BBC Springwatch live webcam. Cute. It was a great show this year, especially the ‘Nightshift’ infrared cameras after midnight, which have regularly featured the antics of badgers. It has had better viewing figures than the Big Brother live feed. I hope the […]
The illegal invasion and war in Iraq has cost every person in Britain (all sixty million of us) £88 each. ‘The figures were released as MPs protested about the plight of Britain’s NHS hospitals’: The Independent.
250,000 do not watch the Parade as the organisers claim. The true figure is ‘tens of thousands’ and here is the proof.
On 18 August 2006 I wrote to Manchester Pride with the following questions. I received a reply from Marketing Manchester, saying that I would get a ‘prompt reply’ just as soon as Pride was over. More than two months later I am still waiting… Here is my letter:
I get tired of newspaper articles that make out that the gay 'scene' in Manchester used to be so seedy and bad years ago, but now it is so wonderful. It just isn't true. Take this article from 2003 which appeared in The Manchester Evening News -- a newspaper that can be relied on to […]