Cerysmatic has pointed out someone else’s alternative viewpoint to the normal heroic rhetoric being bandied around about the sometime record mogul. This relates to the freedom of Manchester thing, e.g. here.
Fair play to John Cooper for publishing the info on his site which, it must be said, normally throws a wholly positive light onto the whole Factory thing.
(originally posted 31/10/2007 – updated for pictures 11/10/2009)