It turns out the Coronation Street non-entities who turned up on Saturday to give really uninspiring speeches on what it means to be a Mancunian were paid £9,000.
What annoys me about the report, though, is the assertion that “More than 80 per cent of people at the conference thought [the Manchester agreement] was a “good” or “very good” idea.”
I don’t remember 80% of us ever saying that. In fact, I took a picture of the screen after they polled us a second time and it distinctly says 67.8% thought it was a good idea. Are they fudging the results by counting the “Perhaps”es as people who thought it was a good idea really but were too embarrassed to admit it?