Saturday, 9 February 2013

Knutsford city limits

The tacking and positioning here isn't that surprising, but this story just goes to prove that local news sometimes gets a bit bigger than stories about cats being recued from trees:
In the statement he said "Your MPs George Osborne, Edward Timpson and I, have fought hard to keep the [HS2] line away from Knutsford and Tatton, which we have been successful in achieving. Throughout the process we raised concerns about the line of route and raised the profile for a common sense solution, which I believe we have achieved."

The following day Cheshire East Council issued a retraction saying:

"In a press release issued yesterday (January 28) Cheshire East Council stated that George Osborne had fought hard to keep the HS2 rail link out of his constituency in Knutsford and Tatton.
"In fact, this is not the case and MP George Osborne had no say whatsoever over the proposed route of the HS2 link. We are happy to set the record straight."
From Wilmslow dot co dot uk

All together now:
You have to watch what you're putting down
In old Knutsford, oh Knutsford