ARGUS COMMENT: Nato summit logo is snub to our city

ARGUS COMMENT: Nato summit logo is snub to our city

ARGUS COMMENT: Nato summit logo is snub to our city

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OUR FRONT page headline makes strikingly clear our view of the Nato summit logo launched with much fanfare in Brussels yesterday.

And we make no bones about being so strident in our view that this represents a major let-down for the city of Newport.

Also we are not alone. The release of the logo design and its lack of mention of Newport prompted a wave of reaction via our website and other social media.

We cannot believe that the summit is being promoted as the Wales Nato summit with no recognition for the host city other than the inclusion of a stylised Transporter Bridge picture, which will only be recognisable to those of us who already live and work here.

And looking back we cannot find one Nato summit which has not included the name of hits host city.

Chicago, Rome, Lisbon, Riga, Washington DC ...the list goes on, all cities which have had their names linked to hosting Nato summits.

And therefore all which have benefited directly from hosting what is a major gathering of world leaders.

So we cannot understand why the summit here is being marketed as the Wales summit.

Welsh secretary David Jones said this was Wales's day in the sun after Scotland secured the Commonwealth Games and England the Olympics. We would point out the former is being marketed as the Glasgow Games and the latter was of course the London Olympics.

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10:16am Thu 26 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Just boycott the entire event, Kevin! No press coverage, no press freebies at the Manor. That'll learn 'em to ignore us!
Just boycott the entire event, Kevin! No press coverage, no press freebies at the Manor. That'll learn 'em to ignore us! KarloMarko
  • Score: -1

11:13am Thu 26 Jun 14

Magor says...

I expect they will be staying in Cardiff,eating in Cardiff so most will think the Celtic Manor is in Cardiff so why confuse people with Newport.
I expect they will be staying in Cardiff,eating in Cardiff so most will think the Celtic Manor is in Cardiff so why confuse people with Newport. Magor
  • Score: 2

11:19am Thu 26 Jun 14

stevey says...

They will be shipped in and shipped out, they won't know where they stayed so what's the problem? If they were told it was N*****t they may want extra security, sure won't be walking down the high st. to enjoy the views, culture and ambience of the city.
They will be shipped in and shipped out, they won't know where they stayed so what's the problem? If they were told it was N*****t they may want extra security, sure won't be walking down the high st. to enjoy the views, culture and ambience of the city. stevey
  • Score: -4

12:20pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Jimport says...

The whole event was always going to shaft Newport. It's going to cost the city for policing, closing of schools and disruption to transport and health services, yet in true Terry Matthews style there is an element of shame about associating with Newport. If he could he would level the entire city and give his monstrosity a CF postcode.
The whole event was always going to shaft Newport. It's going to cost the city for policing, closing of schools and disruption to transport and health services, yet in true Terry Matthews style there is an element of shame about associating with Newport. If he could he would level the entire city and give his monstrosity a CF postcode. Jimport
  • Score: 13

1:24pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Woodgnome says...

Newport get's all the aggravation and none of the kudos.
Newport get's all the aggravation and none of the kudos. Woodgnome
  • Score: 11

2:31pm Thu 26 Jun 14

cath 872 says...

The NATO summit will not be held in Newport, but at the Celtic Manor in the 'Vale of Usk', as Terry Matthews calls it. World leaders pay no attention to the location of these events, and leave it to the police and security teams to sort it out. Has everyone forgotten the Ryder Cup a few years ago? How wonderful it was going to be for Newport, it would put us on the map, etc, etc.. I have looked at the NATO logo and it does contain an image of the Transporter Bridge, so what more do people want? Including the word "Newport" on the logo will not benefit it's citizens one bit.
The NATO summit will not be held in Newport, but at the Celtic Manor in the 'Vale of Usk', as Terry Matthews calls it. World leaders pay no attention to the location of these events, and leave it to the police and security teams to sort it out. Has everyone forgotten the Ryder Cup a few years ago? How wonderful it was going to be for Newport, it would put us on the map, etc, etc.. I have looked at the NATO logo and it does contain an image of the Transporter Bridge, so what more do people want? Including the word "Newport" on the logo will not benefit it's citizens one bit. cath 872
  • Score: -2

7:05pm Thu 26 Jun 14

mrleebob says...

Woodgnome wrote:
Newport get's all the aggravation and none of the kudos.
And all the misused apostrophes. Is that the education standard you wish to display to the world?
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Newport get's all the aggravation and none of the kudos.[/p][/quote]And all the misused apostrophes. Is that the education standard you wish to display to the world? mrleebob
  • Score: -6

7:06pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Taffnadian says...

stevey wrote:
They will be shipped in and shipped out, they won't know where they stayed so what's the problem? If they were told it was N*****t they may want extra security, sure won't be walking down the high st. to enjoy the views, culture and ambience of the city.
Let's be honest here. Why would any international jet setting politicians aide or member of the press corps want to visit Newport town centre unless they have a sudden taste for kebabs or fancy getting mugged?

The town centre is now so run down its only a visitor attraction for the unemployed and the lack if decent hotels other than Sir Terry's Castell Ringland is another reason they'll stay away.
[quote][p][bold]stevey[/bold] wrote: They will be shipped in and shipped out, they won't know where they stayed so what's the problem? If they were told it was N*****t they may want extra security, sure won't be walking down the high st. to enjoy the views, culture and ambience of the city.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest here. Why would any international jet setting politicians aide or member of the press corps want to visit Newport town centre unless they have a sudden taste for kebabs or fancy getting mugged? The town centre is now so run down its only a visitor attraction for the unemployed and the lack if decent hotels other than Sir Terry's Castell Ringland is another reason they'll stay away. Taffnadian
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Julesblaina1 says...

People around the world still think wales is in England dont you think that if they called it Newport Summit they would be confused to hell. You have a picture of the transporter bridge on the logo which will give massive tourist implications for the future. Stop winging about non important things. How many NATO logos have you took an interest in before. No one cares except politicians whatever the meeting covers wont change a thing. Just another jolly paid for out of our tax
People around the world still think wales is in England dont you think that if they called it Newport Summit they would be confused to hell. You have a picture of the transporter bridge on the logo which will give massive tourist implications for the future. Stop winging about non important things. How many NATO logos have you took an interest in before. No one cares except politicians whatever the meeting covers wont change a thing. Just another jolly paid for out of our tax Julesblaina1
  • Score: -1

9:19pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Foxyboy3rd says...

Who would know that it's the Tranny it looks like a cartoon characters' mask.
Who would know that it's the Tranny it looks like a cartoon characters' mask. Foxyboy3rd
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Thu 26 Jun 14

scraptheWAG says...

it could be worse the logo could be of the fat useless slob carywn jones
it could be worse the logo could be of the fat useless slob carywn jones scraptheWAG
  • Score: -1

10:40pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Woodgnome says...

mrleebob wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
Newport get's all the aggravation and none of the kudos.
And all the misused apostrophes. Is that the education standard you wish to display to the world?
One typo and the pedants come out of the woodwork. I recommend that you grt out more.
[quote][p][bold]mrleebob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Newport get's all the aggravation and none of the kudos.[/p][/quote]And all the misused apostrophes. Is that the education standard you wish to display to the world?[/p][/quote]One typo and the pedants come out of the woodwork. I recommend that you grt out more. Woodgnome
  • Score: 3

2:22am Fri 27 Jun 14

artsfan says...

OK, so we have a load of warmongers being choppered in to banquet at the Celtic Manor and discuss which countries we should be bombing next. We have free drones workshops being run for our kids, while innocent kids and their families in other countries are being killed by drones. We have a whole load of poor people scraping to make ends meet while a fortune gets spent on the arms trade and Terry Matthews gets another half million pound handout by WGA. We have someone whinging about apostrophes and other people simply not caring, or so brainwashed that they actually think NATO is a force for good. It's painful to bear witness to. The only good thing about the NATO summit coming to our city will be the protestors that it will bring into Newport. Perhaps people here will learn something from them.
OK, so we have a load of warmongers being choppered in to banquet at the Celtic Manor and discuss which countries we should be bombing next. We have free drones workshops being run for our kids, while innocent kids and their families in other countries are being killed by drones. We have a whole load of poor people scraping to make ends meet while a fortune gets spent on the arms trade and Terry Matthews gets another half million pound handout by WGA. We have someone whinging about apostrophes and other people simply not caring, or so brainwashed that they actually think NATO is a force for good. It's painful to bear witness to. The only good thing about the NATO summit coming to our city will be the protestors that it will bring into Newport. Perhaps people here will learn something from them. artsfan
  • Score: 0

10:07am Fri 27 Jun 14

Poolerkev says...

Who cares? What a fuss about nothing. Another load of rubbish for the Argus to create a big story about. It will all be forgotten in a few weeks like the Ryder Cup has been. Yet more cash for Sir Terry and his over priced empire.
Who cares? What a fuss about nothing. Another load of rubbish for the Argus to create a big story about. It will all be forgotten in a few weeks like the Ryder Cup has been. Yet more cash for Sir Terry and his over priced empire. Poolerkev
  • Score: 1

11:11am Fri 27 Jun 14

artsfan says...

Poolerkev wrote:
Who cares? What a fuss about nothing. Another load of rubbish for the Argus to create a big story about. It will all be forgotten in a few weeks like the Ryder Cup has been. Yet more cash for Sir Terry and his over priced empire.
See, proves my point.
[quote][p][bold]Poolerkev[/bold] wrote: Who cares? What a fuss about nothing. Another load of rubbish for the Argus to create a big story about. It will all be forgotten in a few weeks like the Ryder Cup has been. Yet more cash for Sir Terry and his over priced empire.[/p][/quote]See, proves my point. artsfan
  • Score: 0

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