MP calls for NATO to see top Newport sights

SHOW CITY OFF: Newport West MP Paul Flynn called for delegates at this year’s Nato summit to have the chance to visit the Transporter Bridge and other major city attractions

SHOW CITY OFF: Newport West MP Paul Flynn called for delegates at this year’s Nato summit to have the chance to visit the Transporter Bridge and other major city attractions

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NEWPORT West MP Paul Flynn has asked for delegates at this year’s Nato summit to have the chance to visit the Transporter Bridge and other major city attractions.

Speaking during Welsh questions in the Commons Mr Flynn said delegates will be guests in “what is probably the best hotel in Britain, the Celtic Manor”.

He asked Welsh secretary David Jones: “Will they have the chance to visit the other major attractions of Newport — the Roman remains at Caerleon, the magnificent Transporter Bridge and the splendid Tredegar House — so that they can have a rich and unforgettable experience in Newport?”

Mr Jones said the summit will allow for the chance to showcase Wales on a global stage.

“I agree entirely with the honourable gentleman that Newport and, indeed, the whole of south east Wales has a huge amount to offer.

“As I have said, I believe that the Nato summit will do a massive amount to showcase that part of Wales to the whole world,” he said.

The Nato summit will take place at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, and in venues in Cardiff, in September.

More than 60 world leaders are expected to attend.

The last Nato summit was held in Chicago in 2012.

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4:27pm Wed 8 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

translation of mr jones' response: it'd would be nice and we'll suggest it, but no promises!
translation of mr jones' response: it'd would be nice and we'll suggest it, but no promises! whatintheworld
  • Score: 1

4:31pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Lord Langstone says...

I think the NATO delegation should be taken to see the World's largest swede in Langstone.
I think the NATO delegation should be taken to see the World's largest swede in Langstone. Lord Langstone
  • Score: 10

5:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Dolieboy says...

The Roman remains at Caerleon ? Thought it said sights in Newport. He could show them Poundland, the bus station and show them where all the petty crimes have been committed. He could explain away the boarded up shops, as being prepared for the storms. At a stretch he could take them to Cardiff and tell them it's Newport. At least the shops are open there.
The Roman remains at Caerleon ? Thought it said sights in Newport. He could show them Poundland, the bus station and show them where all the petty crimes have been committed. He could explain away the boarded up shops, as being prepared for the storms. At a stretch he could take them to Cardiff and tell them it's Newport. At least the shops are open there. Dolieboy
  • Score: 7

5:52pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Votefornoneoftheabove says...

Mr Flynn, during the Ryder Cup the estate I live on was renamed by the residents as Lower Langstone, (it had previously been called Ringland) this was due to the fact Uncle Terry rebranded the Celtic Manor as its new location Usk Valley.

If you get the chance can you get a hold of Obama, Merkel , Cameron and Hollande and ask if they want a pint in The Ritz Public House, it used to be called The Freindship previously.

We could then have a tour of Lower Langstone and show them the local sites....for instance the two new travellers sites earmarked for Ringland and agreed by the Labour Controlled Council...

Also it could coincide with your five yearly visit to our local Labour club to rally the troops, asking that they support you and Miss Morden in the impending General Election.

If you could give me some dates when the Leaders of the free world are available I will check my diary and book some time from work.
Mr Flynn, during the Ryder Cup the estate I live on was renamed by the residents as Lower Langstone, (it had previously been called Ringland) this was due to the fact Uncle Terry rebranded the Celtic Manor as its new location Usk Valley. If you get the chance can you get a hold of Obama, Merkel , Cameron and Hollande and ask if they want a pint in The Ritz Public House, it used to be called The Freindship previously. We could then have a tour of Lower Langstone and show them the local sites....for instance the two new travellers sites earmarked for Ringland and agreed by the Labour Controlled Council... Also it could coincide with your five yearly visit to our local Labour club to rally the troops, asking that they support you and Miss Morden in the impending General Election. If you could give me some dates when the Leaders of the free world are available I will check my diary and book some time from work. Votefornoneoftheabove
  • Score: 19

6:23pm Wed 8 Jan 14

DavidMclean says...

Paul Flynn in Cloud Cuckoo Land again. Has he not been paying attention to the very open and public planning and warnings by the protestors. Newport ain't gonna be a place you can walk around seeing the sights
Paul Flynn in Cloud Cuckoo Land again. Has he not been paying attention to the very open and public planning and warnings by the protestors. Newport ain't gonna be a place you can walk around seeing the sights DavidMclean
  • Score: 1

6:34pm Wed 8 Jan 14

merlin the silure says...

yeh-they can see the piles of puke in Market Street,the beggars and chuggers,not to mention the boarded up/empty shops-together with our chav bretheren smoking ganja,spitting and using the fword every two seconds-Get real Flynn.
yeh-they can see the piles of puke in Market Street,the beggars and chuggers,not to mention the boarded up/empty shops-together with our chav bretheren smoking ganja,spitting and using the fword every two seconds-Get real Flynn. merlin the silure
  • Score: 3

6:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

merlin the silure says...

oh yes-forgot to add-It will be a truly "unforgetable experience"
oh yes-forgot to add-It will be a truly "unforgetable experience" merlin the silure
  • Score: 2

6:59pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

I wonder just why Paul Flynn rips into the Israelis telling us all how evil they supposedly are, yet when it comes to NATO who have done exactly the same thing - if not arguably worse and on a much larger scale - he wants to fete them and is pleased they will be pampered in the 'best hotel in Britain'?

Or am I being somewhat disingenuous here?;)
I wonder just why Paul Flynn rips into the Israelis telling us all how evil they supposedly are, yet when it comes to NATO who have done exactly the same thing - if not arguably worse and on a much larger scale - he wants to fete them and is pleased they will be pampered in the 'best hotel in Britain'? Or am I being somewhat disingenuous here?;) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 3

7:51pm Wed 8 Jan 14

siameselady says...

Mr Flynn please retire, you have clearly lost the plot!
Mr Flynn please retire, you have clearly lost the plot! siameselady
  • Score: 12

9:01am Thu 9 Jan 14

Woodgnome says...

The Hartridge traveller site would be a good start to the visit led with a little flag by tour leader Flynn. Then a spending spree in the pound and charity shops.
The Hartridge traveller site would be a good start to the visit led with a little flag by tour leader Flynn. Then a spending spree in the pound and charity shops. Woodgnome
  • Score: 2

10:45am Thu 9 Jan 14

Daz Mondeo says...

If he had dropped "rich" from the statement "rich and unforgettable experience in Newport?”, I could have seen where he was coming from. Clearly the Newport he is talking about is far removed from the one that the general populace know of. Barking, completely Barking!
If he had dropped "rich" from the statement "rich and unforgettable experience in Newport?”, I could have seen where he was coming from. Clearly the Newport he is talking about is far removed from the one that the general populace know of. Barking, completely Barking! Daz Mondeo
  • Score: 1

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