Do You Have Any Criticism of the Express and Star?

Birmingham City Council are faced with real big Government cuts in their Local Government Funding for  Services to the city of Birmingham.  Just as Wolverhampton is faced with real big Government cuts in our Local Government  service.

So it is nice to read that the Birmingham Mail have joined with Birmingham’s MP’s to campaign together against the loss of funding and the loss of services to the people of Birmingham.

Contrast that with the Express and Star here in Wolverhampton?

542_133226 AgendaI am not criticising the E&S, but just asking you the people of Wolverhampton why the Express and Star is not campaigning for the City that houses their Head Quarters? The City that provides services for the families of their workers?

Now am I wrong not to think that the people of Birmingham will have a stronger empathy with the Birmingham Mail, due to their supporting actions in standing and campaigning with their City together?

Now I take the Express and Star daily, many of my friends and their relatives have dropped the buying of our local evening newspaper.

I hear complaints daily about the E&S and what they don’t do for the community. I have always spoke up for the Star, its always been an important part of our local community, and itself is a key  local business. Its been a fixture in my house since I became a married man some 40 plus years ago.

But I do scratch my head as to how they let their own political stance at the paper over ride public support for a City that provides it with its readers, its advertising revenue, and a home.

What I would like to know is just how many of my readers have stopped taking the Express and Star? and why you have done so.

how many of you readers intend to stop taking the paper at some time in the near future.  Do you think that the E&S has Wolverhampton at heart? Let me know what your views are please…….

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more


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