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THE CUT! Conservative Conference Police & Press Failure; Coventry's newest Councillor; Assistant PCC back to the Day Job; Should Albion Sack Bruce?; Another Coventry Labour Councillor Suspended!
Here's the 'Cut'! This week's newsletter is a bumper edition after an eventful week in the West Midlands! Start your week right, read now!
Conservative Party Conference came to Birmingham last week and by all accounts events outside the conference were more interesting than what went on inside.
Editor-in-Chief, Dominic Stanford writes of his experience with angry protestors and asks why the Birmingham Mail’s Political Editor doesn’t think an activist being threatened with arrest before her very eyes is newsworthy?
After storming to victory in a Coventry by-election, new Conservative Councillor Jackie Gardiner tells Counter Cut why this matters, how it happened and what it means for her new electorate:
Regular readers will know that Counter Cut have followed the progress of Tom McNeil as he bid to become the next Parliamentary Candidate for Birmingham Northfield.
He has now pulled out of the race and will be “focussing his energy” on the day job.
Dominic Stanford writes:
Back in Coventry and the Labour Party have once again become embroiled in antisemitism as another Councillor is suspended from the Party…
Jack Dixon has been following the Coventry Labour Party closely and reports on the latest developments:
Our Sports Editor Tomas Browne gives a scathing overview of Steve Bruce’s managerial career as he leads West Bromwich Albion from loss to loss.
Why do the media defend him? Will he always haunt the West Midlands? And is it time for the Baggies to send him packing?
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