It is claimed that access is blocked on council computers to the sites of certain "Political Bloggers". No names are given. Probably in a vain attempt to hide the fact and stop the creation of a Political Martyr. Tameside council are no strangers to political censorship. Remember the "cohesion" document case in 2008 and the council meetings with editors to "suppress sensationalist reporting"?
Censorship, far from being the sign of a strong and ruthless government is a sign of a weak and frightened government. It is a sign of something being hidden that must be kept away from the rest of us, something we must not be told. Kept secret lest we turn against it, repudiate it.
Despite the council's "Big Conversation" and the Labour Party's origins in a down trodden and oppressed working class it is clear that in Tameside freedom is an endangered species and needs protecting in the wild. Tameside Citizen is committed to freedom of speech and expression..are you?