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

Max Clifford trial jury finishes sixth day of deliberations

Max Clifford trial jury finishes sixth day of deliberations

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home and will reconvene tomorrow morning for a seventh day of deliberations.

Analysis: Fishburn chiefs keep eyes on future despite mounting departures

Analysis: Fishburn chiefs keep eyes on future despite mounting departures

Fishburn's management have defended their reinvention of the 23-year-old agency amid industry mutterings, fed by a series of director-level departures, about the direction in which it is going.

Hit or Miss? EasyJet backs Shakespeare Day campaign with world record attempt

Hit or Miss? EasyJet backs Shakespeare Day campaign with world record attempt

EasyJet aimed to break the world record for the highest ever theatrical performance for Shakespeare's 450th birthday yesterday with the Reduced Shakespeare Company performing on a flight from Gatwick to Verona.

Top PRs to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Top PRs to gather in Barcelona for inaugural PRWeek Global Congress

Senior executives from IBM, Nestlé, Vedanta, GE, Cargill, Philips and Allianz will be among the speakers at PRWeek's first Global Congress.