A spot of Greenwich Timing
Slightly late to this, but if you’ve enjoyed watching snowball fights, here’s Andrew Gilligan picking up a yellowing lump and lobbing it at Greenwich Time, Greenwich Council’s laughable weekly
propaganda sheet newspaper. He may have some front, being a highly partisan writer for a pro-Boris propaganda sheet (see also this tale of Wikipedia larks) but the Evening Standard doesn’t come out of my tax money.
As ever, the comments are highly entertaining – and in this case informative, with Political Animal shedding some light on just why councils (not just Labour ones) chuck money at printing their own papers, and why they might not cost so much after all. Interesting.
Greenwich Time’s still a particularly ham-fisted example of the genre, though – doubt I’ll be reading about which of my local services will be axed to pay for a council tax freeze, and the letters page contains gems like this from last week’s issue: “It is incredibly refreshing to have Greenwich Time delivering news which is upbeat. Especially in these depressing times, I am really grateful for this regular reminder that there is some good happening around us. Many thanks, Will Hames, Abbey Wood.”
Alas, Mr Hames didn’t win the “star letter”, which gets the writer a prize of two free tickets to see Charlton Athletic continue their crawl to relegation. Better luck next time, eh Will? You can have mine if you want…