“Writing this at 5am on my Blackberry on the way to a meeting with Kingfisher Airways in Mumbai. Been here since Tuesday promoting Manchester in an economy growing at over 6%, the effect of the global slowdown being to reduce it from around 10% annual growth. The visit has been targetted on three things, the most important being to work on getting a direct air route to India.”
So writes Sir Richard Leese, leader of the Council, on his blog. Later this year, Sir Richard will be offering a huge gift to the climate denialist nutters who want us to take no action in Manchester, by flying to and from the Copenhagen Summit and turning a positive story about the Council’s bold actions into a defensive mess about personal hypocrisy. Such is life.