I’ve been thinking recently about a meeting I covered as a young reporter, which has stayed with me for years since.
It was an unremarkable event in Sheffield, in around 2004, ahead of that year’s European elections. The British National Party (remember them?) was pressing to win a seat in Yorkshire and city leaders were spooked by the threat that presented.
Civic and political leaders came together at Sheffield City Hall to show a united front against the BNP and give personal statements denouncing them.Continue reading “Building trust is tough: dumping spin will help”