Southport’s total Eclipse of the SUN Newspaper
Sefton Council has supported a motion calling on all retailers and vendors of newspapers in the borough to stop selling copies of The S*n.
The motion was submitted by Cllr Gordon Friel at last night’s (November 17) Full Council meeting held at Southport Town Hall and was approved with the full support of council.
It also applauded the group called ‘Total Eclipse of the S*n’ for their endeavours to rid Sefton of the newspaper.
Cllr Gordon Friel said: “I am delighted the motion received cross party support and we now follow in the footsteps of other local authorities and partner agencies in adopting this stance.
“What was reported in this paper after the Hillsborough tragedy was a pack of lies and we hope by supporting this motion we can give retailers the confidence to make their own choices on whether or not to sell the paper.
“Hopefully as more and more retailers choose to stop stocking and selling this paper, it will simply disappear from Merseyside.”
Cllr Ian Maher, Labour Leader at Sefton Council, added: “I applaud this motion and everything it stands for.
“As an area, Sefton suffered terribly with the loss of many lives following the Hillsborough tragedy and some of those wounds will never heal.
“Asking retailers and vendors in the borough to stop selling The Sun newspaper lends our continuous support to all the Hillsborough families and shows we will never forgive or forget what was published.”
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