… when it’s a Tory propaganda freesheet disguised as “news”. In Conservative Hammersmith and Fulham the two have become so indistinguishable that the Trinity Mirror Southern group, publisher of the real thing, mindful of the decline in local newspapers have (i) alleged that democracy is in danger and (ii) launched this offensive:

Over here in Tory Ealing it’s much the same story. It was a Labour council that launched the freesheet “Around Ealing”. At the time I remember the Tories decrying the glossy mag as akin to Pravda. Yet now they are in command it’s increased in frequency to the point that it seems to be on the doormat everytime I look with their leader Jason Stacey grinning ear to ear on every page. Let’s hope the electors in both these west London boroughs see through the hype.