Something is afoot down Rochdale Observer way. We have received iron clad 100% insider information that the RO postbag is running massively against Cyril Smith, against Norman Smith, against Asbestos lies, against current Lib Dem praise for the whole sick crew. And the Wednesday postbag was running 10-2 against Cyril these last three weeks i.e. somethingly reflecting the volume, unlike Saturday's effort which was at a completely false 50:50. this being the major edition of the week.
This week Wednesday turned to 50:50 too. Though it must be said that the pro-Cyril missives still look like ghost-written nonsense. What is going on? Come on Rochdale Observer: as your grown up cousin The Guardian says, Facts are Sacred but Comment is Free. Please come on here and comment on your part in the Cyril Smith / TBA cover up.
Above we hear from my friend Tom Stott who is a former Rochdale councillor, former TBA employee and current community activist and Trade Unionist.
Here on the right we have a most extraordinary lauding of Sir Cyril Smith MBE as a "honourable man". Don't make us laugh "Frances Deakin". Below (left) we see Cyril's rabid brother Norman put very much in his place. The devious, dishonest, disreputable old cadger that he is. Though we're not sure where the idea of Rowen being anything but in favour of the MMC homes on asbestos dust proposals came from.
And finally below (right) we have another apologia for TBA apparently doing "everything possible", though at least with the good sense to stand against new housing on the asbestos tip.
POSTSCRIPT: Perhaps today's "Saturday" Postbag will include the proper 5-1 or 7-1 ration of letters condemning Cyril and his cronies? Don't hold your breath.