Newport's schools could close during Nato summit

Newport's schools could close during Nato summit

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Newport's schools could close during Nato summit

First published in News

MORE than 50 schools across Newport could close when the Nato summit begins at the Celtic Manor Resort just four days into the school term.

When schools come back after their summer break on Monday, September 1, governors can choose to shut up shop for two days because of traffic concerns around the summit, which starts on Thursday, September 4, and is set to be attended by world leaders like US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande.

Thousands of delegates and journalists from all over the world are due to attend the event. And thousands of anti-Nato protesters are expected to converge on the city.

A spokeswoman for Newport council said they've written to all city's schools regarding the potential impact of Newport hosting the Nato summit.

"In the letter the local authority has advised there will be a knock-on effect on the road network and traffic disruption as well, as the timings of the likely impact," she said.

"The decision for a school to close lies with the individual school. However, the council has outlined to schools the different options they could choose to take, such as having no adjustment to their school day, utilising inset days or closing, as well as adjusting the school hours and finishing earlier."

There are 45 primary schools in Newport and nine secondary schools.

She said "significant traffic congestion and delays" are expected in and around Newport on September 4 and 5, and residents and those travelling to the city are asked to consider walking, cycling, car sharing or using public transport for all journeys over these two days and to allow extra time for travel.

A spokesman for Gwent Police said such decisions will be taken by individual schools.

"During the summit it’s a priority for us to ensure that disruption to the community is kept to a minimum," he said.

"We are working to ensure that relevant authorities are informed of any possible disruption so they are able take appropriate steps to ensure children are able to attend school as usual.

"If a school decides to close during the summit that would be a decision taken by the individual school."

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7:08am Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

So some truth at last, Newport (and surrounds) to close up for Nato!

That's really putting it on the world map!
So some truth at last, Newport (and surrounds) to close up for Nato! That's really putting it on the world map! KarloMarko
  • Score: 18

8:12am Mon 16 Jun 14

Bobevans says...

Any excuse for schools to close. Before long they will be closed more than they are open
Any excuse for schools to close. Before long they will be closed more than they are open Bobevans
  • Score: -11

8:22am Mon 16 Jun 14

sword of truth says...

If Mr. Matthews, Various Politicians/Leaders, and many additional fat cats, nonentities, climbers and wannabes lift their snouts from the trough for long enough. Then perhaps they will contribute to the funding of some extra tuition for the disrupted education of our children. Or reimburse us for the lost work time and extra childcare fees?
If Mr. Matthews, Various Politicians/Leaders, and many additional fat cats, nonentities, climbers and wannabes lift their snouts from the trough for long enough. Then perhaps they will contribute to the funding of some extra tuition for the disrupted education of our children. Or reimburse us for the lost work time and extra childcare fees? sword of truth
  • Score: 20

8:31am Mon 16 Jun 14

varteg1 says...

So, it is convenient for kids to be off school ton suit a gathering of wind bags, but if a parent wishes to take a kid out of school to go visit grannies funeral in France or Spain they will get a heavy fine.

What a bunch of tossers our politico's are. every time for their convenience, but parents obviously don't count.
So, it is convenient for kids to be off school ton suit a gathering of wind bags, but if a parent wishes to take a kid out of school to go visit grannies funeral in France or Spain they will get a heavy fine. What a bunch of tossers our politico's are. every time for their convenience, but parents obviously don't count. varteg1
  • Score: 90

8:41am Mon 16 Jun 14

Woodgnome says...

What a disgrace.
By all means have a conference - but dont' disrupt an entire City.
What a disgrace. By all means have a conference - but dont' disrupt an entire City. Woodgnome
  • Score: 40

8:47am Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Walk/cycle to school? Hardly rocket science
Walk/cycle to school? Hardly rocket science Dai Rear
  • Score: 13

9:04am Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Kids cycling through armed roadblocks to get to school? What is this? Nazi occupied Denmark? Coming your way soon..."You vill obez ze orderz. ...your school iz now closzed. ..ze education iz over for you Sunshine!"
Kids cycling through armed roadblocks to get to school? What is this? Nazi occupied Denmark? Coming your way soon..."You vill obez ze orderz. ...your school iz now closzed. ..ze education iz over for you Sunshine!" KarloMarko
  • Score: 0

9:12am Mon 16 Jun 14

dinnerlady52 says...

whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee..............
. you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives .
whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee.............. . you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives . dinnerlady52
  • Score: 14

9:23am Mon 16 Jun 14

sword of truth says...

dinnerlady52 says...

whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee..............

. you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives .


Most of us were born here. Have generations before us and wish to bring our children up safely here. To face this ridiculously dangerous and expensive circus, headlined by a motley collection of war criminals, is outrageous.
If you think that us peasants will benefit by the smell of coffee or anything else coming from our 'leaders' table, then you are sadly deluded.
dinnerlady52 says... whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee.............. . you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives . Most of us were born here. Have generations before us and wish to bring our children up safely here. To face this ridiculously dangerous and expensive circus, headlined by a motley collection of war criminals, is outrageous. If you think that us peasants will benefit by the smell of coffee or anything else coming from our 'leaders' table, then you are sadly deluded. sword of truth
  • Score: 5

9:25am Mon 16 Jun 14

WELSH BUDDAH says...

varteg1 wrote:
So, it is convenient for kids to be off school ton suit a gathering of wind bags, but if a parent wishes to take a kid out of school to go visit grannies funeral in France or Spain they will get a heavy fine.

What a bunch of tossers our politico's are. every time for their convenience, but parents obviously don't count.
My god John you do have some sense at somethings.
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: So, it is convenient for kids to be off school ton suit a gathering of wind bags, but if a parent wishes to take a kid out of school to go visit grannies funeral in France or Spain they will get a heavy fine. What a bunch of tossers our politico's are. every time for their convenience, but parents obviously don't count.[/p][/quote]My god John you do have some sense at somethings. WELSH BUDDAH
  • Score: -7

9:37am Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

"To face this ridiculously dangerous and expensive circus"
It's a meeting. Any "danger" comes from the fascist demonstrators. Their freedom to express their inanities is of course more important than education.
"To face this ridiculously dangerous and expensive circus" It's a meeting. Any "danger" comes from the fascist demonstrators. Their freedom to express their inanities is of course more important than education. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

9:43am Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Demonstration in a "democracy" = fascist. Well, we know your democratic values sunshine.

Meanwhile..."Althoug
h the gold commander wouldn’t give specific figures, Mr Armitt said thousands of officers from the UK’s 43 police forces are likely to take part: “It is the
largest mutual aid of police resources that has ever been
into Wales.”

All that loveerrrly overtime...fill your boots an get them forms filled in.
Demonstration in a "democracy" = fascist. Well, we know your democratic values sunshine. Meanwhile..."Althoug h the gold commander wouldn’t give specific figures, Mr Armitt said thousands of officers from the UK’s 43 police forces are likely to take part: “It is the largest mutual aid of police resources that has ever been into Wales.” All that loveerrrly overtime...fill your boots an get them forms filled in. KarloMarko
  • Score: 1

9:55am Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

KarloMarko wrote:
Demonstration in a "democracy" = fascist. Well, we know your democratic values sunshine.

Meanwhile..."Althoug

h the gold commander wouldn’t give specific figures, Mr Armitt said thousands of officers from the UK’s 43 police forces are likely to take part: “It is the
largest mutual aid of police resources that has ever been
into Wales.”

All that loveerrrly overtime...fill your boots an get them forms filled in.
They are that I vote and take an active interest in local issues. I don't gob off in the street (which was and is indeed the trademark of the fascist) and if that's your idea of democracy I think you'll find precious few who agree.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: Demonstration in a "democracy" = fascist. Well, we know your democratic values sunshine. Meanwhile..."Althoug h the gold commander wouldn’t give specific figures, Mr Armitt said thousands of officers from the UK’s 43 police forces are likely to take part: “It is the largest mutual aid of police resources that has ever been into Wales.” All that loveerrrly overtime...fill your boots an get them forms filled in.[/p][/quote]They are that I vote and take an active interest in local issues. I don't gob off in the street (which was and is indeed the trademark of the fascist) and if that's your idea of democracy I think you'll find precious few who agree. Dai Rear
  • Score: 6

10:10am Mon 16 Jun 14

sword of truth says...

Not missing out on this one - 'Greatest Show On Earth'. Setting up my sleeping bag and thermos at the stage door right now. The word on the street (my special mole at MI7) is that, the celebrated double act are to make a surprise cameo appearance. Yes, it's the cuddly but interlectually challenged George Dubbya Bush and his loyal, multimillionaire 'socialist' poodle, Tony 'The Pope' Blair.
Their centrepiece will be a lecture on 'how we brought peace to the Middle East and made the world a safer place for all'. I'm so excited already - better pack a few extra pairs of briefs.
Not missing out on this one - 'Greatest Show On Earth'. Setting up my sleeping bag and thermos at the stage door right now. The word on the street (my special mole at MI7) is that, the celebrated double act are to make a surprise cameo appearance. Yes, it's the cuddly but interlectually challenged George Dubbya Bush and his loyal, multimillionaire 'socialist' poodle, Tony 'The Pope' Blair. Their centrepiece will be a lecture on 'how we brought peace to the Middle East and made the world a safer place for all'. I'm so excited already - better pack a few extra pairs of briefs. sword of truth
  • Score: 6

10:30am Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Tony says he's not coming unless Wendi comes too! He says they now always "invade" everywhere together. "Those amazing blue eyes...that slim Blairite torso...that million plus Iraqi dead...what a guy!"
Tony says he's not coming unless Wendi comes too! He says they now always "invade" everywhere together. "Those amazing blue eyes...that slim Blairite torso...that million plus Iraqi dead...what a guy!" KarloMarko
  • Score: 4

11:02am Mon 16 Jun 14

Frankfurt says...

dinnerlady52 wrote:
whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee..............

. you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives .
You can't compare the NATO summit with the Ryder Cup. A major concern is that many demonstrators against NATO and militarism will descend on our small city as they did on Chicago. I don't recall many people demonstrating against the Ryder Cup.
[quote][p][bold]dinnerlady52[/bold] wrote: whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee.............. . you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives .[/p][/quote]You can't compare the NATO summit with the Ryder Cup. A major concern is that many demonstrators against NATO and militarism will descend on our small city as they did on Chicago. I don't recall many people demonstrating against the Ryder Cup. Frankfurt
  • Score: 12

11:19am Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Frankfurt wrote:
dinnerlady52 wrote:
whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee..............


. you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives .
You can't compare the NATO summit with the Ryder Cup. A major concern is that many demonstrators against NATO and militarism will descend on our small city as they did on Chicago. I don't recall many people demonstrating against the Ryder Cup.
But if all cities stopped hosting organisations against which the fascists held grievances, would that make for a better world? I suppose that one benefit of a liberal education is the ability to expose the dogma of the "demonstrators" for the arrant nonsense it is.
[quote][p][bold]Frankfurt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dinnerlady52[/bold] wrote: whats the matter with you people ? we have been down here before with the Ryder Cup , a lot of scaremongering about schools being closed , bus services disrupted ................. did it actually happen NO, next it will be reported that people that live in the close vicinity of the Celtic Manor will have to vacate their homes , why don't you all with your negative attitudes wake up and smell the coffee.............. . you should all be proud that Newport is being put on the map and being shown that we can as a city hold such high profile events . If you don't like whats going on then take your vacation at the same time and you wont be affected by any so called disruption to your every day lives .[/p][/quote]You can't compare the NATO summit with the Ryder Cup. A major concern is that many demonstrators against NATO and militarism will descend on our small city as they did on Chicago. I don't recall many people demonstrating against the Ryder Cup.[/p][/quote]But if all cities stopped hosting organisations against which the fascists held grievances, would that make for a better world? I suppose that one benefit of a liberal education is the ability to expose the dogma of the "demonstrators" for the arrant nonsense it is. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

11:27am Mon 16 Jun 14

Thor at the door says...

Obama is staying in the B&B on Clarance Place, easy for him to get the celtic, lots of fast food shops and around the corner from the Dragons.

Marine one will park on top of Iceland.......
Obama is staying in the B&B on Clarance Place, easy for him to get the celtic, lots of fast food shops and around the corner from the Dragons. Marine one will park on top of Iceland....... Thor at the door
  • Score: 15

12:39pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Casnewydd lad says...

Have a conference they said, it,ll put newport on the map they said, it won't disrupted newport they said
Have a conference they said, it,ll put newport on the map they said, it won't disrupted newport they said Casnewydd lad
  • Score: 4

12:55pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Since there will be lots of protestors coming to Newport this could actually be the real moneymaking opportunity - rather than the NATO summit itself. For starters, like any other revolutionary army they will need to be supplied and fed. In addition, particularly lucrative sidelines possibly might be the marketing of Che Guevara T-shirts for them to wear; not to mention the endless supply of flags that they might wish to purchase to burn etc.;)
Since there will be lots of protestors coming to Newport this could actually be the real moneymaking opportunity - rather than the NATO summit itself. For starters, like any other revolutionary army they will need to be supplied and fed. In addition, particularly lucrative sidelines possibly might be the marketing of Che Guevara T-shirts for them to wear; not to mention the endless supply of flags that they might wish to purchase to burn etc.;) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 6

1:03pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

I've always wondered why Guevara has been the only mass-murderer thought to merit a tee shirt Katie. Perhaps the market's not ready yet for the Fred West or the Harold Shipman. Pity they were never photographed in the Tooting Popular Front beret and beard.....
I've always wondered why Guevara has been the only mass-murderer thought to merit a tee shirt Katie. Perhaps the market's not ready yet for the Fred West or the Harold Shipman. Pity they were never photographed in the Tooting Popular Front beret and beard..... Dai Rear
  • Score: 7

1:07pm Mon 16 Jun 14

throwy1 says...

WELSH BUDDAH wrote:
varteg1 wrote:
So, it is convenient for kids to be off school ton suit a gathering of wind bags, but if a parent wishes to take a kid out of school to go visit grannies funeral in France or Spain they will get a heavy fine.

What a bunch of tossers our politico's are. every time for their convenience, but parents obviously don't count.
My god John you do have some sense at somethings.
No W.D. John doesn't talk sense. If a parent wishes to take a child out of school to attend granny's funeral all they have to do is ask and a reason able request isn't usually denied. Now if a parent wishes to take a child out of school purely to go on a holiday, different story.
[quote][p][bold]WELSH BUDDAH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: So, it is convenient for kids to be off school ton suit a gathering of wind bags, but if a parent wishes to take a kid out of school to go visit grannies funeral in France or Spain they will get a heavy fine. What a bunch of tossers our politico's are. every time for their convenience, but parents obviously don't count.[/p][/quote]My god John you do have some sense at somethings.[/p][/quote]No W.D. John doesn't talk sense. If a parent wishes to take a child out of school to attend granny's funeral all they have to do is ask and a reason able request isn't usually denied. Now if a parent wishes to take a child out of school purely to go on a holiday, different story. throwy1
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Dai Rear wrote:
I've always wondered why Guevara has been the only mass-murderer thought to merit a tee shirt Katie. Perhaps the market's not ready yet for the Fred West or the Harold Shipman. Pity they were never photographed in the Tooting Popular Front beret and beard.....
He may have been a mass-murderer but business is business, eh? A bit like satire, too;)
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: I've always wondered why Guevara has been the only mass-murderer thought to merit a tee shirt Katie. Perhaps the market's not ready yet for the Fred West or the Harold Shipman. Pity they were never photographed in the Tooting Popular Front beret and beard.....[/p][/quote]He may have been a mass-murderer but business is business, eh? A bit like satire, too;) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -1

1:16pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

oy vey
oy vey Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

1:23pm Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Kids, the Nato jihadists are coming to town. Watch your step if you don't want a quick shuffle flight to Guantanamo. No playing with Obamas' big black stealth bomber or child friendly drones. Always salute the flag, dont chew gum and inform on your friends...and family. And remember, depleted uranium is good for you. Five a day.
Kids, the Nato jihadists are coming to town. Watch your step if you don't want a quick shuffle flight to Guantanamo. No playing with Obamas' big black stealth bomber or child friendly drones. Always salute the flag, dont chew gum and inform on your friends...and family. And remember, depleted uranium is good for you. Five a day. KarloMarko
  • Score: -7

1:30pm Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.
If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it. KarloMarko
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

KarloMarko wrote:
Kids, the Nato jihadists are coming to town. Watch your step if you don't want a quick shuffle flight to Guantanamo. No playing with Obamas' big black stealth bomber or child friendly drones. Always salute the flag, dont chew gum and inform on your friends...and family. And remember, depleted uranium is good for you. Five a day.
It broke your heart didn't it, the Fall of the Berlin Wall? Wish I could think of something to console you. Won't you get ANY fun from putting on your mask and dancing around with the smellies at the Coldra?. Go on; you owe it to yourself, just a little teeny smile.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: Kids, the Nato jihadists are coming to town. Watch your step if you don't want a quick shuffle flight to Guantanamo. No playing with Obamas' big black stealth bomber or child friendly drones. Always salute the flag, dont chew gum and inform on your friends...and family. And remember, depleted uranium is good for you. Five a day.[/p][/quote]It broke your heart didn't it, the Fall of the Berlin Wall? Wish I could think of something to console you. Won't you get ANY fun from putting on your mask and dancing around with the smellies at the Coldra?. Go on; you owe it to yourself, just a little teeny smile. Dai Rear
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

KarloMarko wrote:
If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.
I'll settle for Blair
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.[/p][/quote]I'll settle for Blair Dai Rear
  • Score: 7

1:49pm Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

I actually watched the Berlin Wall come down with an East German friend who rejoiced as did I. Both her parents had been bombed in the war. We then drank to the fall of the "American Wall". All empires crumble. One obvious lesson you should learn from your Mosely flag waving.
I actually watched the Berlin Wall come down with an East German friend who rejoiced as did I. Both her parents had been bombed in the war. We then drank to the fall of the "American Wall". All empires crumble. One obvious lesson you should learn from your Mosely flag waving. KarloMarko
  • Score: -4

1:51pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Floppy backed says...

Unbelievable - So if they want to take another two days out of a childs education then they need to nip those days out of the holidays. Plenty of holiday time to recoup and dont see why tax payers should pay for the public sector workers to have more holidays (as they rub their hands in glee at the prospect - yeah 2 days off & fully paid!!!). While most parents will have to take unpaid or beg their employer for more time off. If I was in charge of education then the children would need to start new term at the end of August or even scrap these teacher training days. The state of education in this area and the lax attitude is not helping push the image of a great education.
Unbelievable - So if they want to take another two days out of a childs education then they need to nip those days out of the holidays. Plenty of holiday time to recoup and dont see why tax payers should pay for the public sector workers to have more holidays (as they rub their hands in glee at the prospect - yeah 2 days off & fully paid!!!). While most parents will have to take unpaid or beg their employer for more time off. If I was in charge of education then the children would need to start new term at the end of August or even scrap these teacher training days. The state of education in this area and the lax attitude is not helping push the image of a great education. Floppy backed
  • Score: -8

2:11pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

KarloMarko wrote:
I actually watched the Berlin Wall come down with an East German friend who rejoiced as did I. Both her parents had been bombed in the war. We then drank to the fall of the "American Wall". All empires crumble. One obvious lesson you should learn from your Mosely flag waving.
I have a mild admiration for one or two Labour MP's, Stansgate for his belief that the BBC should be financed by ads and his hostility towards the EU, 2 Jags for punching the prat and Abbott for her honesty over expenses (if not about her children's education) but Mosely? He's one Labour MP I find as unattractive as Balls and Miliband.
"A plague on all their houses" is fun for you I'm sure, but kind of stops the debate doesn't it?
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: I actually watched the Berlin Wall come down with an East German friend who rejoiced as did I. Both her parents had been bombed in the war. We then drank to the fall of the "American Wall". All empires crumble. One obvious lesson you should learn from your Mosely flag waving.[/p][/quote]I have a mild admiration for one or two Labour MP's, Stansgate for his belief that the BBC should be financed by ads and his hostility towards the EU, 2 Jags for punching the prat and Abbott for her honesty over expenses (if not about her children's education) but Mosely? He's one Labour MP I find as unattractive as Balls and Miliband. "A plague on all their houses" is fun for you I'm sure, but kind of stops the debate doesn't it? Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

4:38pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Stalinist says...

They want to be noticed, this shows that they have power!

We must bring Newport under the people's control!
They want to be noticed, this shows that they have power! We must bring Newport under the people's control! Stalinist
  • Score: -2

4:44pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Bobevans says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Walk/cycle to school? Hardly rocket science
or change the school hours for the duration. You can bet though the schools will opt to close.. Only schools very close to the Celtic manor are likely to have any real impact. On the day they travel to the Celtic manor it will be a rolling road block so disruption should be minimal
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: Walk/cycle to school? Hardly rocket science[/p][/quote]or change the school hours for the duration. You can bet though the schools will opt to close.. Only schools very close to the Celtic manor are likely to have any real impact. On the day they travel to the Celtic manor it will be a rolling road block so disruption should be minimal Bobevans
  • Score: 2

6:04pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Welshman76 says...

Bobevans wrote:
Any excuse for schools to close. Before long they will be closed more than they are open
I think you will find that pupils will not lose any school days due to this!
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: Any excuse for schools to close. Before long they will be closed more than they are open[/p][/quote]I think you will find that pupils will not lose any school days due to this! Welshman76
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Welshman76 says...

Bobevans wrote:
Any excuse for schools to close. Before long they will be closed more than they are open
I think you will find that pupils will not lose any school days due to this!
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: Any excuse for schools to close. Before long they will be closed more than they are open[/p][/quote]I think you will find that pupils will not lose any school days due to this! Welshman76
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Limestonecowboy says...

KarloMarko wrote:
If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.
You're so obviously not happy with living in Britain your comments regarding our greatest wartime leader is sick being at a time we commemorate D-day landings; why don't you go away to live somewhere 'better.'
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.[/p][/quote]You're so obviously not happy with living in Britain your comments regarding our greatest wartime leader is sick being at a time we commemorate D-day landings; why don't you go away to live somewhere 'better.' Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 7

7:18pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Limestonecowboy wrote:
KarloMarko wrote:
If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.
You're so obviously not happy with living in Britain your comments regarding our greatest wartime leader is sick being at a time we commemorate D-day landings; why don't you go away to live somewhere 'better.'
On the contrary LC I think he feels very superior here amongst us plebs. I don't know whether the clue to his Utopia is in his pseudonym but if so, Marx was tried, ma petite; it didn't work.
[quote][p][bold]Limestonecowboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.[/p][/quote]You're so obviously not happy with living in Britain your comments regarding our greatest wartime leader is sick being at a time we commemorate D-day landings; why don't you go away to live somewhere 'better.'[/p][/quote]On the contrary LC I think he feels very superior here amongst us plebs. I don't know whether the clue to his Utopia is in his pseudonym but if so, Marx was tried, ma petite; it didn't work. Dai Rear
  • Score: 3

7:31pm Mon 16 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

"When the Kurds rebelled against British rule, he, Churcill said: "I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes... would spread a lively terror."

"Lively"...women and children.

What was that about Saddam? Gas? Terror? Churchill wrote the guide book and more.
"When the Kurds rebelled against British rule, he, Churcill said: "I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes...[It] would spread a lively terror." "Lively"...women and children. What was that about Saddam? Gas? Terror? Churchill wrote the guide book and more. KarloMarko
  • Score: 0

7:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Brrup! says...

Like the delegates will actually even visit Newport! It will be helicopters in and out and any not so important support staff up and down the M4. Apart from the odd function in Cardiff Bay they won't even leave the site.
It's not going to affect Newport, only the people wishing to use Catash roads around the complex for security checks.
What a fuss - this will have no bearings on the schools at all! :/
Like the delegates will actually even visit Newport! It will be helicopters in and out and any not so important support staff up and down the M4. Apart from the odd function in Cardiff Bay they won't even leave the site. It's not going to affect Newport, only the people wishing to use Catash roads around the complex for security checks. What a fuss - this will have no bearings on the schools at all! :/ Brrup!
  • Score: 7

8:44am Tue 17 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

Demonstrators are legal, it is NATO's warmongers that aren't. I see no reports the demonstrators are going to run riot outside Newport's schools and most aren't along the chepstow road. What is happening is overkill by NATO security and the LA in closing off major areas so these dangerous clowns can talk bllx. They say Newport is the most dangerous location for NATO so far, hard to secure, (which is a fitting tribute to Newport chavs I think).... even I don't go to the town centre of an evening....
Demonstrators are legal, it is NATO's warmongers that aren't. I see no reports the demonstrators are going to run riot outside Newport's schools and most aren't along the chepstow road. What is happening is overkill by NATO security and the LA in closing off major areas so these dangerous clowns can talk bllx. They say Newport is the most dangerous location for NATO so far, hard to secure, (which is a fitting tribute to Newport chavs I think).... even I don't go to the town centre of an evening.... Mervyn James
  • Score: 0

9:41am Tue 17 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Mervyn James wrote:
Demonstrators are legal, it is NATO's warmongers that aren't. I see no reports the demonstrators are going to run riot outside Newport's schools and most aren't along the chepstow road. What is happening is overkill by NATO security and the LA in closing off major areas so these dangerous clowns can talk bllx. They say Newport is the most dangerous location for NATO so far, hard to secure, (which is a fitting tribute to Newport chavs I think).... even I don't go to the town centre of an evening....
Funny to think it's NATO which kept you free to write this 1945-1989 whilst if the ilk of the demonstrators had won you'd have died in a gulag......
Would your view be different if you were a Balt?
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: Demonstrators are legal, it is NATO's warmongers that aren't. I see no reports the demonstrators are going to run riot outside Newport's schools and most aren't along the chepstow road. What is happening is overkill by NATO security and the LA in closing off major areas so these dangerous clowns can talk bllx. They say Newport is the most dangerous location for NATO so far, hard to secure, (which is a fitting tribute to Newport chavs I think).... even I don't go to the town centre of an evening....[/p][/quote]Funny to think it's NATO which kept you free to write this 1945-1989 whilst if the ilk of the demonstrators had won you'd have died in a gulag...... Would your view be different if you were a Balt? Dai Rear
  • Score: 6

6:47pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

I think they are fed of obama overload frankly. And many feel its time we winded our heads in and stopped pretending we can can sort out other countries, when we cannot sort ourselves out and now haven't a viable armed force to protect our own country. NATO also fought, for the right to peaceful demonstrations, but it seems NATO now prefers we don't. Given Obama is spying on this country 24/7 via google/facebook/twit
ter and co and monitors European heads of state phone numbers, he shouldn't even be here except to be charged as a spy.
I think they are fed of obama overload frankly. And many feel its time we winded our heads in and stopped pretending we can can sort out other countries, when we cannot sort ourselves out and now haven't a viable armed force to protect our own country. NATO also fought, for the right to peaceful demonstrations, but it seems NATO now prefers we don't. Given Obama is spying on this country 24/7 via google/facebook/twit ter and co and monitors European heads of state phone numbers, he shouldn't even be here except to be charged as a spy. Mervyn James
  • Score: 0

9:24pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Vauxfiat says...

Why is everyone mentioning "Newport will be lockdown".
I thought the area around the Celtic Manor was renamed "Usk Valley".............
.Just sayin'

I think to be forced to close schools during the summit so early into the new term is ludicrous. I mean, what harm are a bunch of 4-5 year old reception kids going to do to Obama Llama and all the others..?... It's not as though they are going to terrorise the area is it?
Better not take your dogs out for a walk then just in case they wee against a lamp-post and it becomes a chemical incident...
Rant over
Why is everyone mentioning "Newport will be lockdown". I thought the area around the Celtic Manor was renamed "Usk Valley"............. .Just sayin' I think to be forced to close schools during the summit so early into the new term is ludicrous. I mean, what harm are a bunch of 4-5 year old reception kids going to do to Obama Llama and all the others..?... It's not as though they are going to terrorise the area is it? Better not take your dogs out for a walk then just in case they wee against a lamp-post and it becomes a chemical incident... Rant over Vauxfiat
  • Score: -1

12:44pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Newport Sometimes says...

Vauxfiat wrote:
Why is everyone mentioning "Newport will be lockdown".
I thought the area around the Celtic Manor was renamed "Usk Valley".............

.Just sayin'

I think to be forced to close schools during the summit so early into the new term is ludicrous. I mean, what harm are a bunch of 4-5 year old reception kids going to do to Obama Llama and all the others..?... It's not as though they are going to terrorise the area is it?
Better not take your dogs out for a walk then just in case they wee against a lamp-post and it becomes a chemical incident...
Rant over
Do you really think they are letting schools close because kids and dog walkers may pose a threat? yeah nothing to do with police controls closing roads and teachers not being able to go to their place of work...like when it snows?
[quote][p][bold]Vauxfiat[/bold] wrote: Why is everyone mentioning "Newport will be lockdown". I thought the area around the Celtic Manor was renamed "Usk Valley"............. .Just sayin' I think to be forced to close schools during the summit so early into the new term is ludicrous. I mean, what harm are a bunch of 4-5 year old reception kids going to do to Obama Llama and all the others..?... It's not as though they are going to terrorise the area is it? Better not take your dogs out for a walk then just in case they wee against a lamp-post and it becomes a chemical incident... Rant over[/p][/quote]Do you really think they are letting schools close because kids and dog walkers may pose a threat? yeah nothing to do with police controls closing roads and teachers not being able to go to their place of work...like when it snows? Newport Sometimes
  • Score: 3

12:50pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Newport Sometimes says...

This is not really putting Newport on the map. Does anyone really believe the summit will have any positive impact on the economy? that the delegates are going to pop to town and use much loved services and retailers like the buses or Iceland? the ordinary people will only get disruption, while the celtic goes kerching and the local politians cover themselves in glory.
This is not really putting Newport on the map. Does anyone really believe the summit will have any positive impact on the economy? that the delegates are going to pop to town and use much loved services and retailers like the buses or Iceland? the ordinary people will only get disruption, while the celtic goes kerching and the local politians cover themselves in glory. Newport Sometimes
  • Score: 2

9:05am Thu 19 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

KarloMarko wrote:
If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.
His storm troopers beating up welsh men women and children during the miners strike too... you don't have to go to Iraq to uncover British bullies....
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.[/p][/quote]His storm troopers beating up welsh men women and children during the miners strike too... you don't have to go to Iraq to uncover British bullies.... Mervyn James
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Fri 20 Jun 14

GogExile says...

Mervyn James wrote:
KarloMarko wrote:
If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.
His storm troopers beating up welsh men women and children during the miners strike too... you don't have to go to Iraq to uncover British bullies....
Slightly ignoring the fact that David Lloyd George was the Prime Minister during these periods.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: If we really want a British murderer on a T.Shirt, look no further than Winston Churchill. Unarmed villages,women and children bombed and blown to pieces in 1920s Iraq with a level of carnage and brutality that even the head of his air staff resigned in disgust. Terror? He rejoiced in it.[/p][/quote]His storm troopers beating up welsh men women and children during the miners strike too... you don't have to go to Iraq to uncover British bullies....[/p][/quote]Slightly ignoring the fact that David Lloyd George was the Prime Minister during these periods. GogExile
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Jack Land says...

How it's going to affect schools like Dyffrn Comp and Bettws I've no idea, but given the summit is smack bang in Caerleon comp's catchment area so kids south of Belmont aren't going to be able to get to school, walking or cycling that hill in today's traffic volumes is too dangerous so shutting shop for two days seems reasonable.
How it's going to affect schools like Dyffrn Comp and Bettws I've no idea, but given the summit is smack bang in Caerleon comp's catchment area so kids south of Belmont aren't going to be able to get to school, walking or cycling that hill in today's traffic volumes is too dangerous so shutting shop for two days seems reasonable. Jack Land
  • Score: 1

9:04am Sat 21 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

What is reasonable is NATO holding its damned junkets in Baghdad not in Newport.
What is reasonable is NATO holding its damned junkets in Baghdad not in Newport. Mervyn James
  • Score: 0

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