Category Archives: Manchester Airport

Statement re: “Manchester Airport on Trial”

For more information about the case of two groups of activists on trial for actions they are alleged to have taken in May 2010, see their website.  MCFly was promised (twice, and personally) statements from the Press Team at Manchester … Continue reading

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Airport and Media- (straw)MEN behaving defensively

Dear David, thank you for your comment on the MCFly story “Men behaving inanely“, which followed on from our “Green Christmas, White Elephants and Unintentional larfs.” You write: We’ve put the airport’s ‘green’ credentials under scrutiny many times in the … Continue reading

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MEN behaving inanely

We at MCFly recently took a pop at our media chums the Manchester Evening News.  A reader writes – I saw your MEN blog and tweeted it at Dave Ottewell- Politics reporter at MEN and he tweeted this back to … Continue reading

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Green Christmas, White Elephants, unintentional larfs

I love the Manchester Evening News. Actually, that’s not true.  It’s an occasional pity purchase – I want to support the idea of a vibrant local media that keeps tabs on the Council and other unaccountable centres of power, breaking … Continue reading

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Manchester Airport’s promises of plain speaking … crash and burn

Manchester Airports Group has twice this week promised this newsletter a prompt statement on the upcoming trial of aviation activists. On both occasions it has failed to deliver, giving no explanation for its breach of promise. On Wednesday MCFly reported … Continue reading

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STOP PRESS: City Council in “no comment” shocker on Aviation trial!

In one of the most surprising statements since Bono admitted to being a little bit up himself, Manchester City Council have responded to MCFly’s request for a comment on the impending trial of aviation activists with the following; “Unfortunately, as … Continue reading

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Aviation activists to stand trial in Manchester

A dozen activists who took symbolic direct action against the expansion of Manchester Airport are to stand trial, after entering pleas of not guilty to obstructing the highway and aggravated trespass. On Monday May 24 2010, two groups of Manchester-based … Continue reading

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