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It’s the Super Sizzling Democracy 2007 Special!!!
 


Saturday 15th September is Democracy Day at the Town Hall in Swinton – the day when Salford City Council throws open the doors of its chambers and wallows in its workings...To celebrate this super occasion we’ve got a zillion page special collectors item supplement.

We begin by taking things way, way back in time to the birth of democracy in Salford when hundreds of thousands of Chartists demanded the vote on Kersal Moor…Then we ask `What the hell’s happened since ?’…

We take you on a tour of our streets on Election Day where no-one believes the vote means anything any more…we investigate whether the Council tried to swing the election in its favour…we chart the shredded mess that is modern day democracy as our councillors, incredibly, have to be taught how to be councillors…and we introduce you to the new Hazelocracy – power to the people re-born ?  Yeah…and there’s a flying pig.

We then take you on a journey to the land of StALinFORD, a one party city wherefreedom of informationis at a premium rateand councillors pick up loads of cash…

En route we have ‘dickheads’, we have Gordon Brown, we have Wolfie Blears, we have real life shock horror stories of gaggings, near death experiences and human rights violations…Yes, everyone’s having a laugh in the face of democracy in yummy sunny Salford…

 

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