In case you hadn’t noticed yet, we’re currently in June – also known as Pride month.
Marking the start of the summer, Pride month takes place every year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan – considered a major tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the west.
Every year, celebrations across the country get bigger and better – stretching all the way through the summer up to the August Bank Holiday weekend here in Manchester, when the city holds its annual parade and Pride party in the Gay Village.
Of course, there’s always loads to do in the city – but if you fancy celebrating Pride month and making a bit of cash at the same time, we think we’ve found the perfect gig for you.
In celebration of Pride month 2022, one of the UK’s leading bottomless brunch platforms is giving someone the chance to get paid to review the city’s best drag brunches.
Offering a whopping £500 for your trouble, plus covering all your food and drink at the brunches, it’s quite a decent job if we do say so ourselves.
The chosen candidate will be required to review three drag brunches across three months, giving honest and helpful feedback to Bottomless Brunch in order to help its partner restaurants stay ‘on top of their game.’
With sites across the country, the team is looking to hire three brunch aficionados – one in Manchester, one in London and one in Brighton – to feed back on their drag-themed brunching experiences.
They will be asked to rate their brunches on the following criteria:
Level of entertainment
Quality of food
Aesthetic/vibe of venue
Value for money
At the end of their review experience, they’ll then be paid £500. Sound good?
If you think that you are the right person for the job, and can help school Bottomless Brunch on what makes for a fun-filled, entertaining drag brudge, then this is your chance to apply.
Keir Starmer says Labour will ‘freeze’ council tax this year if elected
Keir Starmer has said he will “freeze” council tax in England this year if Labour triumphs in the upcoming local elections.
The Labour leader says his party will cut tax “for the many, not just for the top 1%.”
With the next local elections coming up on 4 May 2023, and Labour hoping to gain in its number of seats across England and Wales, Sir Keir Starmer appeared in Swindon today to launch his party’s election campaign, and hit out at the Conservative Party for being “nowhere near good enough” over their last 13 years of power.
Starmer notably blasted the Tories for their decision to raise tax-free pension limits in its most recent Budget announcement – which is set to benefit the most well-off in our society – and said Labour would counteract this and represent working people.
It comes after almost three in four local Councils say they are planning to increase the cost by the maximum amount allowed after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt raised the cap on council tax increases without a referendum from 3% to 5%.
Council leaders claim they have “little choice” but to increase costs as the rising cost of living crisis sadly continues to make its impact felt nationwide.
Speaking at the launch of Labour’s campaign today, Starmer stated “there is a choice on tax” for the public to make in the upcoming local elections.
He added: “A Tory choice – taxes up for working people, tax cuts for the 1% – or a Labour choice, where we cut business rates to save our high streets and where, if there was a Labour government, you could take that council tax rise you just got and rip it up.
“A Labour government would freeze your council tax this year – that’s our choice. A tax cut for the many, not just for the top 1%. So take this message to every doorstep in your community: Labour is the party of lower taxes for working people.
“That’s the difference we can make. That’s the choice in May. A better Britain.”
Starmer said he intends for the pledges he made in Labour’s local election campaign launch to “send a message to the government” after their 13 years in power.
“What they’ve delivered to our country nowhere near good enough,” he said
“We’ve got to get out there and show people the difference Labour can make. Let them see our hunger for change. We have to prove that this suffocating cost of living crisis, the path of decline the Tories have set Britain on, the endless sticking plaster politics, is not inevitable.