Category Archives: Manchester City Council

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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Steady (state) on old chaps – Manchester City Council to investigate steady-state economics

The Green City Team at Manchester City Council has committed to producing a report on the implications of a ‘steady-state’ economy for Manchester. No date has been given for the publication of the report, which will be tabled to the … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Labour Party concerning Mary Murphy

Dear Sir/Madam re: behaviour of Cllr Mary Murphy (Hulme ward) I am writing to you about the behaviour of one of the elected members of the Labour Party. As you will be aware, Mary Murphy circulated an article from “Manchester … Continue reading

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Labour Councillor gets away with it

Labour Councillor Mary Murphy has escaped any punishment for substantially altering and then circulating a MCFly story about the Hulme by-election (see details here and here).  On October 21st, following a formal complaint by MCFly, a ‘Code of Conduct for … 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

Posted in A Certain Future, Airport, aviation, Manchester Airport, Manchester City Council, Manchester Climate Change Action Plan, Manchester Evening News | 4 Comments

Godot has arrived!

After months and months of assurances from senior council figures that  it was “weeks from going live”, the http://www.manchesterclimate.com website has been relaunched. It now has a list of organisations that endorse the Climate Change Action Plan (about 120 out … 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

Posted in Airport, Manchester Airport, Manchester City Council | 4 Comments