THE SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS
Category: Most Unfortunate Website of the Year
Winner: Visit Salford
The judges just could not believe the unfortunateness of Salford Council's happy clappy tourist website, dribbling that "2012 will be buzzing with exciting things to do in the city, be part of the action with Salford City Reds new 12,000 capacity Salford City Stadium opening in January…"
Maybe no-one's told them that we're now in 2013? But that's not why this prized Mary Burns Award has been won… No, no, no. Look carefully on the ever changing banners at the top of each page and there it is… the word `Dictatorship' above the Visit Salford logo, with the word `Democracy' fading into the background - click here and see!
Now, given the complete secrecy in which most of Salford Council's business is done, and the total lack of transparency and accountability in what is becoming more and more a one party city, and the judges thought the word `Dictatorship' was really quite fitting…a brilliant way to advertise the place.
Ladies and gentlemen please stroke your toothbrush moustaches and hail the winner of the Salford Star Mary Burns Award for Unfortunate Website of the Year…
The Visit Salford website!!!
If anyone from the Visit Salford website would like to make a thank you speech please fill in the Comments box below...
See other Salford Star Mary Burns Awards winners
Salford Folly of the Year: The £13million Greengate Square fountain - click here
Fiddling While Rome Burns: Salford Council - click here
The George Bush `Read My Lips’ Award – click here
Chicken of the Year Award: Ian Stewart – click here
Readers Award for Disdain for Salford Working People: Creative Tourist – click here