Last month I reported that the Local Government Chronicle was marketing their annual awards ceremony with a rather extraordinary claim. In a promotional email it's subject heading said:
Would Eric Pickles agree with you attending?
Then the email itself continues:
"The answer is yes he would!"
These are events where tables of ten cost thousands of pounds - with the tab invariably being picked up by the Council Taxpayer of those councils that go along. It is not correct to suggest that Pickles approve of such arrangements.
I have now discover that a complaint was made and upheld ove a breach of trading standards.