The redaction of information in this age only stifles the true picture of.... whatever subject it is applied to it is unacceptable.
So where do we go to for news that affects Liverpool these days. The local papers one would think. Maybe not.
The Manchester Evening News ran a article that is as pertinent to Liverpool as it is in Manchester. Not a sniff of it, that I could find in the Liverpool Daily Post and it needs to be thought about for more than four seconds so it certainly wont be in the Echo tonight.
PEEL Holdings have been granted permission to build a port at the end of the Manchester ship Canal that they own. This would generate 2,000 jobs. International trade is down and the economy is suffering but why would Peel feel so bullish in building a new port.
The reason that this is pertinent to Liverpool is that Liverpool City Council are great fans of Peel Holdings and have been working with them for years now. BLEATING ON ABOUT THEM. How wonderful they are to be investing in the LOCAL economy.
SO WHAT ABOUT LIVERPOOL'S PORTS? And how this new port will affect the people who are employed in Liverpool? Daily Post editor Mark Thomas was recently treated to a trip to Shanghai, I am not sure at whose expense, but this SHANGHAI EXPO 2010 is appearing to be a future showcase for Peel Holdings, AND IS CO-SPONSORED BY LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL. They all claim that Liverpool is to be the gateway to the country......but we are not producing goods to export at all, WE ARE LOSING OUR MANUFACTURING, we are importing from China NOT EXPORTING. ARE WE BEING SLOWLY PEELED? We will be keeping a eye on future developments and vested interests and we sincerely hope that it may be, in future, the local papers informing us in a truly balanced way and not the other way round, as to things that affect the very heart of our local economy.
In the coming years every job saved will be vital to Liverpool. Losing any at all will be a disaster.
Port plan could create 2,000 jobs
The site will be between Barton Bridge and Irlam.
It will be the only inland water-served distribution park in Britain. Port Salford will offer container ship berths and have the capacity to double the number of container trains that serve the two terminals in Trafford Park. The project would be able to receive 16 freight trains every day.
Peel says re-routing Trafford Park trains away from Manchester Piccadilly would remove most freight traffic through the Oxford Road/Piccadilly corridor, allowing for more passenger trains.
Mr Butterworth added: "The scheme is part of Ocean Gateway, Peel's proposed £50bn investment strategy for the north west region.
Opposition "Peel's vision is to establish the gateway as a key source of new jobs, inward investment and sustainable development together with environmental improvement.
"This scheme ticks all the right boxes, in terms of taking freight off the roads, reducing CO2 emissions, creating jobs, using a brownfield site and making a substantial contribution to the improvement of the highway infrastructure."
Coun Derek Antrobus, Salford's planning boss, said: "This development will boost the economy by up to £83m a year and create around 2,000 jobs. It also makes a significant contribution to improving regional transport and frees up capacity at Manchester's Piccadilly Station."
But opponents say it will make their lives a 'living hell'.
Susan Simpson, head of Barton Residents' Association, said: "Already people are struggling to sell their houses and there's going to be a hell of a lot of negative equity. People are going to struggle to get to the road and it's going to take forever to get out of Barton."