Guilty of a little spin?

IN his monthly column Keith Walters often speaks out against the deceitful use of spin in modern politics. However it appears he is not beyond doing a little spinning himself. Compare these two statements, both published in the same issue of The Hunts Pos

IN his monthly column Keith Walters often speaks out against the deceitful use of spin in modern politics. However it appears he is not beyond doing a little spinning himself. Compare these two statements, both published in the same issue of The Hunts Post.

Councillor Walters wrote: "Elsewhere, the Huntingdonshire Area Joint Committee has just 'approved' road safety improvements in the district, most notably the installation of average speed cameras on the infamous Forty Foot Bank".

Your reporter wrote: "Last week, county councillors (the same committee) 'backed' a list of schemes, including the average speed cameras for the Forty Foot. The winning schemes will be 'decided' by the county council's cabinet in December."

Whilst not an untruth, Cllr Walters's statement is not the whole truth - unless of course he already knows the outcome of December's cabinet meeting.


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The whole thing has echoes of New Labour spin and deviousness at its best. Perhaps Keith had lessons from arch spinner Peter Mandelson in his recent visit to Brussels.

DAVID DEARDEN, Ramsey

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