"There is no England" backlash
Neil Herron reports that Newcastle City Council leader Peter Arnold's letter to the Indie asserting that “there is no England” hasn’t gone down too well in the city:
Mr. Arnold conveniently omitted his political title when replying to a letter in the Independent newspaper. It was well spotted and passed to us and we have assisted the local press in bringing it to everyone's attention...I do hope my message on the CEP blog last Thursday played some small part:
Coun Arnold last night revealed he had received "vitriolic" emails since the letter was published, accusing him of being a traitor to the country.
“Could the Peter Arnold from Newcastle who wrote the above letter be the same Peter Arnold (Lib Dem) who is leader of Newcastle City Council?
If so, he can be emailed here - firstname.lastname@example.org”