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Letter: Disgusting last act of spin

Date published: 11 December 2017


Dear Editor,

I read Councillor Farnell's resignation letter and frankly it makes for sickening reading. It's full of spin and PR.

He makes great pains of his 'achievements' in our borough and taking credit for everything, but the sickening thing is his following statement. 

'It was under my current leadership that the council, finally, apologised to victims for its failure to protect them'

https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/114663/councillor-richard-farnell-resigns-as-leader-of-rochdale-borough-council

Perhaps Rochdale Online can ask the ex-leader why it took eight attempts of being asked to apologise for him to do so.

Or why his evidence drew scathing comments at the Knowl View enquiry.

That is not something to be proud off.

So i will say the ex-leader will not be missed, his actions and obsession with spin and PR and self promotion have destroyed our borough.

Yours,

Lawrence Glendinning

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Rochdale Online.


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