From prweek.com/uk: Feedback - Is Pickles right to hit council publications?

Why does Pickles want to stop council comms?

I just can't work out the politics of the move by Eric Pickles ('CIPR Local Public Services Group warns against revised publicity code plans', prweek.com/uk, 17 November).

The system established by the 1986 Local Government Act has stood the test of time - council publications are politically neutral. So why the Stalinist controls?

What he is doing is preventing that exemplary Tory council, Hammersmith & Fulham, informing its residents of the wonderful things it is doing to reduce their council tax. How on earth could such comms be considered threatening?

David Walker

- Corporate leaders lag behind on social media

Fascinating stuff ('BBC has most online influence', prweek.com/uk, 18 November), but I wonder how accurate the findings are, given that the results are driven by the views of business leaders rather than the stakeholders with whom they are seeking to communicate.

This could be why some corporates have been slow to embrace social media.

Jonathan Hemus

- It is England's turn to host the World Cup

It isn't so much about the Panorama show or the revelations in the Sunday Times ('England 2018 bid damaged by Sunday Times investigation', prweek.com/uk, 17 November). England hasn't held the World Cup since 1966 so it is their turn. Spain held it in 1982 and Russia doesn't have the infrastructure or the security.

Yes, the British media shoot themselves in the foot with negative reporting. But they did the same about International Olympic Committee corruption and we got the Olympics.

Neil Henderson.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

John Lewis to tell brand story with "tasteful" 150th anniversary celebrations

Department store John Lewis is to use its 150th anniversary this year to talk about its history, which "not enough people know about", according to director of communications Peter Cross.

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

Labour hires Obama election strategist David Axelrod to fight General Election

The man who helped Barack Obama win the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections is to work for Labour along with members of his team.

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Sky adds Fever PR to its roster after splitting with Cake

Pay-TV giant Sky has added Fever PR to its agency line-up for a wide-ranging brief covering products and services.

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

Max Clifford trial jury to continue deliberations after Easter break

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been sent home for Easter and will reconvene on Tuesday for further deliberations about its verdicts on 11 charges of indecent assault.

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

Home Office brings in Munro & Forster to campaign against FGM

The Home Office has tasked Munro & Forster (M&F) with supporting its campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wider retained brief.