Partisan propaganda

Posted by Peter Rowlands ( on June 24, 2000 at 09:58:42:

This web site is a wonderful resource. It is a fantastically democratic forum for all sorts of observations, arguments, acknowledgements and the serendipity of being either a resident or a tourist (real or cyber). I am not sure what I feel about the use of it by organised political voices in the town. The statements regarding flooding and party political intervention smack of press releases. Indeed one of them reads like a court circular on the damp and damaged of the valley! Used to the dreary pages of the Hebden Bridge Times being a constant afray between town councillors it would be nice to see the debates here kept political in the best sense of the word (of the people) and not a forum for prostletysisng the personalities and activities of political parties.