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Gordo Banned by the M.E.N.

Just days before the Manchester Evening News' diary party (one of Manchester's biggest parties) Gordo received a damning piece of correspondence. What's going on?

Written by . Published on May 11th 2006.

Gordo Banned by the M.E.N.

Well, Darth Horrocks to be precise. Darth, Editor of The Manchester Evening News, part of the Evil Empire, also owners of The Guardian, has decreed that Gordo shall not go to the ball. That is The Manchester Evening News Diary Party taking place at The Lowry Hotel this Friday.

Before being taken over by The Dark Side, The Evil Empire was known as the Scott Trust, set up by John Scott, son of CP Scott, the legendary Mancunian Editor. The purpose of the trust was to ensure that the Manchester Guardian remained editorially pure and independent, he was a good guy. He loved Manchester and wanted the best for his beloved Mancunians as well his paper.

Unfortunately, the Trust was later taken over by the Dark Side and is now known as The Evil Empire, ruling all within their mighty view from The Death Star down on Deansgate.

Late in the 20th Century The Evil Empire seemed to have decided that they hated the word Manchester as well as the place and changed the main paper’s name from The Manchester Guardian to The Guardian. This allowed them to bugger off completely down to London.

Ironic really as today Manchester is a far stronger brand than The Guardian; if they changed the name back to The Manchester Guardian maybe that would help sales somewhat. After all, do you think The Chicago Tribune would ever have contemplated dropping Chicago?

The mind boggles.

Click here to see Darth’s no-nonsense letter to Gordo’s publisher, Obe-Wan ‘Mark Garner’ Kenobe. You will see that he has also picked on Princess ‘Lindsay’ Leia and banned her as well. And she no longer works here!

Click here to see just how cruel the evil Darth Horrocks is.


Ps. Have you stumbled across a plot anywhere in town? If so can you return it to:

Mr. Paul Horrocks
The Manchester Evening News
M3 3RN

Mark Garner
Email me

So Gordo was banned from the MEN ball. Perfect example of the MEN's pettiness or Gordo spitting his dummy out? Want to rant about it, or see what others thought? Click here to read, or have, a rant!

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