Home Office advertising in the Sun
Page 41 in the Sun newspaper today is dedicated to an advertising feature on the Policing Pledge (a new fangled idea to engage the public with the police).
So I contacted the Home Office to ask about the logic of using the Sun as an outlet for this particular item just days before the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.
I was told the feature has also appeared in the Mail and the Express and on billboards, etc.
"Looks like they want a right wing response then," says Merseyside Police Authority member Paul Clein.
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to find out that using the Sun to engage the public in Merseyside is not going to do it," he added.
UPDATE: I've been informed by Merseyside Police Authority that the Policing Pledge editorial feature will also be appearing in the ECHO and other local papers on Merseyside.