The paper proudly postulates:
In short, Bounce Back is about celebrating everything we all love about Hull and the East Riding.
laudable sentiments but no matter how worthy the Mail's cause is, it's doomed to fail. Why? Well, no less than Gordon 'The Hun' Broon publically endorses the campaign:
“We all have a part to play in helping our communities survive this difficult period and I am pleased to see the Mail galvanising support around local businesses with the launch of the Bounce Back campaign.
“The 350,000 small businesses in the region are the lifeblood of the area’s economy.”
Yeah, as if you care Gordy! For it was you and your ilk that slit the wrists of the hospitality industry.
Research carried out by the Hull and East Yorkshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) shows there are currently 32 pubs in the area standing empty, 17 of which closed during 2008.Or as one gasping Hull real ale enthusiast put it:
To all you people who've lost your jobs in the hospitality industry, both in Hull and UK wide, here is one of the sponsors of your financial ruin:
Now these Labour business assassins want to bring in a Soviet Scotland style tobacco display ban, putting further jobs in jeopordy as well as killing off the tobacco vending machine industry by making it illegal for them to trade in a legal product.
With 40 pub closures a week here in the UK due to the anti business Smoking Ban Experiment the Hull Daily Mail's headline should be: BOUNCE THESE TROUGHING LIARS OUT OF OFFICE AND SAVE YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!
H/T Guido Fawkes Master blogger.