Wales can put its 'best face to the world' at the Newport Nato summit - Prime Minister David Cameron tells the South Wales Argus

SHOWCASE FOR WALES: Wales can put its 'best face to the world' at the Newport Nato summit - Prime Minister David Cameron tells the South Wales Argus

SHOWCASE FOR WALES: Wales can put its 'best face to the world' at the Newport Nato summit - Prime Minister David Cameron tells the South Wales Argus

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On the eve of Newport hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to assemble in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to Argus reporter BECKY CARR about the opportunity the Nato summit poses for Wales.

TRAFFIC disruption and school closures should not stop the people of Wales from viewing the summit as a time to put their country's "best face to the world", said Prime Minister David Cameron.

In a "fantastically important time for Nato", Mr Cameron will tomorrow welcome more than 60 heads of state to the Celtic Manor in Newport to begin a two-day international conference tackling the future of Afghanistan, the crisis in Ukraine and the threat of terrorism.

He told the Argus during an interview at 10 Downing Street that he believes that people will be talking about this week's summit for "many years to come" and there will be a great legacy for Wales as thousands of visitors will get to see its impressive industrial heritage, the surrounding countryside and "what a beautiful place it is".

Mr Cameron said: "I hope it will get children in Wales interested in finding out what Nato is all about."

Last week, the UK threat level from international terrorism was increased from substantial to severe but Mr Cameron said he did not believe the decision was specifically related to the Newport-based summit.

He said: "We have always built the summit on the basis of a severe threat level. The decision wasn't mine, it was the Home Office. It's their job, politicians merely report on it. It's not an additional cost for the Nato summit because we planned it on the basis of severe."

When asked about protesters taking to the streets of Newport, Mr Cameron said: "The fact is these international conferences seem to attract protesters.

"G8 and G20 have had some massive protests even when those G8 and G20 conferences are making huge decisions to increase aid budgets.

"Nato is moving to make some very clear statements about defence and security", he added, "such as stopping one country from invading another.

"These are statements that 99 per cent of people would agree with."

One of the big issues due to be discussed at the summit is Nato's relationship with Russia and any long-term measures that can deter the country's aggression.

Mr Cameron added: "At the end of the day Vladimir Putin is a very strong Russian nationalist who finds it very hard to come to terms with the fact countries in his neighbourhood should be able to make their own decisions. That's the problem we have fundamentally. "

Mr Cameron said he had recently spoken to President Barack Obama about his Welsh visit and confirmed that the president was looking forward to being the first serving US president to visit the country.

The pair will visit a Welsh school to meet students tomorrow morning before heading to the Celtic Manor where they will participate in an official photograph with world leaders ahead of the conference.

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6:40am Wed 3 Sep 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Wales can put its 'best face to the world' at the Newport Nato summit - Prime Minister David Cameron tells the South Wales Argus"

The kilt-lifting, 'freedom!' scene from Braveheart springs to mind, Mr Cameron, especially in the light of Scottish independence coming up this month;)
"Wales can put its 'best face to the world' at the Newport Nato summit - Prime Minister David Cameron tells the South Wales Argus" The kilt-lifting, 'freedom!' scene from Braveheart springs to mind, Mr Cameron, especially in the light of Scottish independence coming up this month;) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -5

7:30am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

Cameron - upper class twit Tory , cares about Wales - yeah right
Cameron - upper class twit Tory , cares about Wales - yeah right Mr Angry
  • Score: -3

8:26am Wed 3 Sep 14

The Destroyer says...

Mr Angry wrote:
Cameron - upper class twit Tory , cares about Wales - yeah right
What a well reasoned and balanced argument you present.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Cameron - upper class twit Tory , cares about Wales - yeah right[/p][/quote]What a well reasoned and balanced argument you present. The Destroyer
  • Score: 15

8:51am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East
It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East Mr Angry
  • Score: 3

8:53am Wed 3 Sep 14

John Frost Lives says...

I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank! John Frost Lives
  • Score: 38

9:01am Wed 3 Sep 14

myopinion1988 says...

John Frost Lives wrote:
I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
well said :)
[quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]well said :) myopinion1988
  • Score: 20

9:01am Wed 3 Sep 14

The Destroyer says...

Mr Angry wrote:
It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East
Its only the truth in you class biased eyes.
why don't you take off your red blinkers
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East[/p][/quote]Its only the truth in you class biased eyes. why don't you take off your red blinkers The Destroyer
  • Score: -13

9:05am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

John Frost Lives wrote:
I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?
[quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ? Mr Angry
  • Score: -16

9:18am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

The Destroyer wrote:
Mr Angry wrote: It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East
Its only the truth in you class biased eyes. why don't you take off your red blinkers
Im no red or blue, I don't vote, I just go to work everyday ' do the right thing' and get screwed by Cameron and his ilk
[quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East[/p][/quote]Its only the truth in you class biased eyes. why don't you take off your red blinkers[/p][/quote]Im no red or blue, I don't vote, I just go to work everyday ' do the right thing' and get screwed by Cameron and his ilk Mr Angry
  • Score: 5

9:59am Wed 3 Sep 14

sooty001 says...

Mr Angry wrote:
The Destroyer wrote:
Mr Angry wrote: It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East
Its only the truth in you class biased eyes. why don't you take off your red blinkers
Im no red or blue, I don't vote, I just go to work everyday ' do the right thing' and get screwed by Cameron and his ilk
Well if you don't vote it is your fault you are getting " screwed " by Cameron, end of !.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Destroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: It's the truth, you might not like it , but it is . Do you really think an upper class old Etonian who's never done a real days work in his life cares about anything outside London and the South East[/p][/quote]Its only the truth in you class biased eyes. why don't you take off your red blinkers[/p][/quote]Im no red or blue, I don't vote, I just go to work everyday ' do the right thing' and get screwed by Cameron and his ilk[/p][/quote]Well if you don't vote it is your fault you are getting " screwed " by Cameron, end of !. sooty001
  • Score: 18

10:19am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

I dont vote because if Cameron doesn't screw me good and proper Millband will ! So whats the point.

Its like being asked which arm would you like amputated.
I dont vote because if Cameron doesn't screw me good and proper Millband will ! So whats the point. Its like being asked which arm would you like amputated. Mr Angry
  • Score: -9

10:39am Wed 3 Sep 14

John Frost Lives says...

Mr Angry wrote:
John Frost Lives wrote:
I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?
thanks for proving my point......lets not have world focus events in Wales as you and your ilk will have an hour odd added to your journey.
as for the benefits, if you can't think of any, I won't waste my time typing tbh. For the record, my gym is shut, i can't do my weekly swim, i can't visit my gran and my wife left half hour early for work and will be late back....milk and crying spring to mind.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?[/p][/quote]thanks for proving my point......lets not have world focus events in Wales as you and your ilk will have an hour odd added to your journey. as for the benefits, if you can't think of any, I won't waste my time typing tbh. For the record, my gym is shut, i can't do my weekly swim, i can't visit my gran and my wife left half hour early for work and will be late back....milk and crying spring to mind. John Frost Lives
  • Score: 12

11:26am Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

John Frost Lives wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
John Frost Lives wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?
thanks for proving my point......lets not have world focus events in Wales as you and your ilk will have an hour odd added to your journey. as for the benefits, if you can't think of any, I won't waste my time typing tbh. For the record, my gym is shut, i can't do my weekly swim, i can't visit my gran and my wife left half hour early for work and will be late back....milk and crying spring to mind.
Lets get one thing straight, it's MY TIME thats being taken away from me. And Why ? So a few privalliged twits can have a nice jolly at a top hotel at taxpayers expense.

I take it they've never heard of video conferencing.

Your the fool for being willing to put up with it.
[quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?[/p][/quote]thanks for proving my point......lets not have world focus events in Wales as you and your ilk will have an hour odd added to your journey. as for the benefits, if you can't think of any, I won't waste my time typing tbh. For the record, my gym is shut, i can't do my weekly swim, i can't visit my gran and my wife left half hour early for work and will be late back....milk and crying spring to mind.[/p][/quote]Lets get one thing straight, it's MY TIME thats being taken away from me. And Why ? So a few privalliged twits can have a nice jolly at a top hotel at taxpayers expense. I take it they've never heard of video conferencing. Your the fool for being willing to put up with it. Mr Angry
  • Score: -6

12:57pm Wed 3 Sep 14

LondonWelsh63 says...

Wales!!

it is not about Wales
Every other NATO summit has been about the CITY it has been held in not the country!

This will not ebenfit Wales or Newport or even Cardiff

The only people beneifitting from the is are the police with the overtime they are getting and ther Celtic Manor.

Cameron is being a condescening idiot .

The Olympics were in LONDON
The Commonweath Games in GLASGOW

and the Argus is just lapping it up with no questions asked
Wales!! it is not about Wales Every other NATO summit has been about the CITY it has been held in not the country! This will not ebenfit Wales or Newport or even Cardiff The only people beneifitting from the is are the police with the overtime they are getting and ther Celtic Manor. Cameron is being a condescening idiot . The Olympics were in LONDON The Commonweath Games in GLASGOW and the Argus is just lapping it up with no questions asked LondonWelsh63
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Stevenboy says...

Mr Angry wrote:
John Frost Lives wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
John Frost Lives wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?
thanks for proving my point......lets not have world focus events in Wales as you and your ilk will have an hour odd added to your journey. as for the benefits, if you can't think of any, I won't waste my time typing tbh. For the record, my gym is shut, i can't do my weekly swim, i can't visit my gran and my wife left half hour early for work and will be late back....milk and crying spring to mind.
Lets get one thing straight, it's MY TIME thats being taken away from me. And Why ? So a few privalliged twits can have a nice jolly at a top hotel at taxpayers expense.

I take it they've never heard of video conferencing.

Your the fool for being willing to put up with it.
Anyone who's ever used videoconferencing will tell you it doesn't work for large groups/long periods. There are certain things which have to be done face to face. Given what governments squander elsewhere on sod all I think western security is probably a better investment than a lot of it.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?[/p][/quote]thanks for proving my point......lets not have world focus events in Wales as you and your ilk will have an hour odd added to your journey. as for the benefits, if you can't think of any, I won't waste my time typing tbh. For the record, my gym is shut, i can't do my weekly swim, i can't visit my gran and my wife left half hour early for work and will be late back....milk and crying spring to mind.[/p][/quote]Lets get one thing straight, it's MY TIME thats being taken away from me. And Why ? So a few privalliged twits can have a nice jolly at a top hotel at taxpayers expense. I take it they've never heard of video conferencing. Your the fool for being willing to put up with it.[/p][/quote]Anyone who's ever used videoconferencing will tell you it doesn't work for large groups/long periods. There are certain things which have to be done face to face. Given what governments squander elsewhere on sod all I think western security is probably a better investment than a lot of it. Stevenboy
  • Score: 8

1:11pm Wed 3 Sep 14

LondonWelsh63 says...

'He told the Argus during an interview at 10 Downing Street that he believes that people will be talking about this week's summit for "many years to come" and there will be a great legacy for Wales as thousands of visitors will get to see its impressive industrial heritage, the surrounding countryside and "what a beautiful place it is". '


If you believe that then you believe anything.

What utter tosh
'He told the Argus during an interview at 10 Downing Street that he believes that people will be talking about this week's summit for "many years to come" and there will be a great legacy for Wales as thousands of visitors will get to see its impressive industrial heritage, the surrounding countryside and "what a beautiful place it is". ' If you believe that then you believe anything. What utter tosh LondonWelsh63
  • Score: -8

1:14pm Wed 3 Sep 14

JimMachen says...

LondonWelsh63 wrote:
Wales!!

it is not about Wales
Every other NATO summit has been about the CITY it has been held in not the country!

This will not ebenfit Wales or Newport or even Cardiff

The only people beneifitting from the is are the police with the overtime they are getting and ther Celtic Manor.

Cameron is being a condescening idiot .

The Olympics were in LONDON
The Commonweath Games in GLASGOW

and the Argus is just lapping it up with no questions asked
I was watching a news channel on TV yesterday morning and it showed cars coming and going through the fencing that has been erected around the entrance to the Celtic Manor. The accompanying report made reference to the NATO Summit in Cardiff.
[quote][p][bold]LondonWelsh63[/bold] wrote: Wales!! it is not about Wales Every other NATO summit has been about the CITY it has been held in not the country! This will not ebenfit Wales or Newport or even Cardiff The only people beneifitting from the is are the police with the overtime they are getting and ther Celtic Manor. Cameron is being a condescening idiot . The Olympics were in LONDON The Commonweath Games in GLASGOW and the Argus is just lapping it up with no questions asked[/p][/quote]I was watching a news channel on TV yesterday morning and it showed cars coming and going through the fencing that has been erected around the entrance to the Celtic Manor. The accompanying report made reference to the NATO Summit in Cardiff. JimMachen
  • Score: 1

2:21pm Wed 3 Sep 14

DaiiWatkins says...

Are the Men in Black going to be attending these meetings? They need to meet up on changing they're Underground bases, Corsham needs a touch up. - Dulce - Groom Lake... They speak for them selfs.

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Are the Men in Black going to be attending these meetings? They need to meet up on changing they're Underground bases, Corsham needs a touch up. - Dulce - Groom Lake... They speak for them selfs. FREE EBE-1 !!!!!!!!!! FREE EBE-1 !!!!!!!!!! FREE EBE-1 !!!!!!!!!! FREE EBE-1 !!!!!!!!!! FREE EBE-1 !!!!!!!!!! DaiiWatkins
  • Score: -1

4:10pm Wed 3 Sep 14

endthelies says...

I wish someone had put a government health warning on that overly large picture of Cameron. I felt quite squeamish :)
I wish someone had put a government health warning on that overly large picture of Cameron. I felt quite squeamish :) endthelies
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Milkmanofhumankindness says...

If world’s eyes are upon us then we should sidestep the NATO summit and highlight the cost of living crisis, incoming reporters should be made aware that Cameron's UK recovery is a phony one.
We need change after the immense vandalism this bunch of over privileged posh boys have done to the fabric of society.

Millions of people in poverty live in UK households where at least one person works, the Living Wage Commission has said. It recommended that the government should pay its own workers a "living wage".
The commission is an independent body that brings together business, trade unions and civil society. It said that "the majority of people in poverty in the UK are working".

There are 1.3m jobs on zero-hour contracts; wages can barely keep pace with price increases, even with unemployment coming down at a fair lick. Around half of the jobs created in the past year have been for the self-employed, with the suspicion that many of those "running their own business" are doing so involuntarily.
This is the flexible labour market in action.
Also Labour are failing to connect,MP Jessica Morden should look at Newport and Cwmbran where local politicians are not delivering in their own back yards! and not echoing the views of Ed Milliband and other high ranking shadow cabinet members on fair pay.
Its little wonder that Plaid Cymru and the Green Party are more attractive to the thinking socialist and Ukip are scooping up the ignorant voter.
Conservatives are what they are, Libdems are anyone’s guess? And Labour safe seats are not as safe as they once were!
If world’s eyes are upon us then we should sidestep the NATO summit and highlight the cost of living crisis, incoming reporters should be made aware that Cameron's UK recovery is a phony one. We need change after the immense vandalism this bunch of over privileged posh boys have done to the fabric of society. Millions of people in poverty live in UK households where at least one person works, the Living Wage Commission has said. It recommended that the government should pay its own workers a "living wage". The commission is an independent body that brings together business, trade unions and civil society. It said that "the majority of people in poverty in the UK are working". There are 1.3m jobs on zero-hour contracts; wages can barely keep pace with price increases, even with unemployment coming down at a fair lick. Around half of the jobs created in the past year have been for the self-employed, with the suspicion that many of those "running their own business" are doing so involuntarily. This is the flexible labour market in action. Also Labour are failing to connect,MP Jessica Morden should look at Newport and Cwmbran where local politicians are not delivering in their own back yards! and not echoing the views of Ed Milliband and other high ranking shadow cabinet members on fair pay. Its little wonder that Plaid Cymru and the Green Party are more attractive to the thinking socialist and Ukip are scooping up the ignorant voter. Conservatives are what they are, Libdems are anyone’s guess? And Labour safe seats are not as safe as they once were! Milkmanofhumankindness
  • Score: 23

6:10pm Wed 3 Sep 14

PrivateTom10000001 says...

Cameron's references to Wales leaves us gob smacked & wondering where he is actually talking about?
“a great legacy for Wales as thousands of visitors will get to see its impressive industrial heritage”
But what about our socialist history Mr Cameron, we are proud of that too.
In South Wales, the miners showed a high degree of solidarity the UK miners' strike (1984–85)
pretty much down to a man, so lets tell those who were not there so that they can fully understand our history.
Trickle down economics do not work. 'Flexible' labour markets have merely allowed employers to take more profit from productivity without passing the benefits on to workers in the form of wage increases and to move jobs anywhere in the world. It does not matter how hard you work because Cameron is hell bent on finishing Thatchers legacy of destroying workers rights. There has only ever been one way for workers to ensure that they receive a fair share of the pie and protect their jobs and that is to organise themselves into unions to bargain for better wages and conditions. Unfortunately the attack on representation in the workplace by the Tory led government is now reaping the rewards for the wealthy few..... Mr Cameron, in Wales we have not forgotten.
Cameron's references to Wales leaves us gob smacked & wondering where he is actually talking about? “a great legacy for Wales as thousands of visitors will get to see its impressive industrial heritage” But what about our socialist history Mr Cameron, we are proud of that too. In South Wales, the miners showed a high degree of solidarity the UK miners' strike (1984–85) pretty much down to a man, so lets tell those who were not there so that they can fully understand our history. Trickle down economics do not work. 'Flexible' labour markets have merely allowed employers to take more profit from productivity without passing the benefits on to workers in the form of wage increases and to move jobs anywhere in the world. It does not matter how hard you work because Cameron is hell bent on finishing Thatchers legacy of destroying workers rights. There has only ever been one way for workers to ensure that they receive a fair share of the pie and protect their jobs and that is to organise themselves into unions to bargain for better wages and conditions. Unfortunately the attack on representation in the workplace by the Tory led government is now reaping the rewards for the wealthy few..... Mr Cameron, in Wales we have not forgotten. PrivateTom10000001
  • Score: 13

7:43pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

Old Lord Snooty is a stinking Tory lying Hypicrite , strange he's never got a good word to say about Wales normally, now he 's here he's saying how wonderful it is !!!!!

This man is disrupting the lives of Thousands of people tomorrow so his mates can have afree party. People who are trying to do a days work, but he wouldn't know or care about that, he's never done a days work in his life.

It is ironic though some of the richest people in the world , getting free accomodation, food and travel while the 'plebs' and little people struggle to get to and from work.
Old Lord Snooty is a stinking Tory lying Hypicrite , strange he's never got a good word to say about Wales normally, now he 's here he's saying how wonderful it is !!!!! This man is disrupting the lives of Thousands of people tomorrow so his mates can have afree party. People who are trying to do a days work, but he wouldn't know or care about that, he's never done a days work in his life. It is ironic though some of the richest people in the world , getting free accomodation, food and travel while the 'plebs' and little people struggle to get to and from work. Mr Angry
  • Score: 4

8:45pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Miffed says...

Mr Angry wrote:
Old Lord Snooty is a stinking Tory lying Hypicrite , strange he's never got a good word to say about Wales normally, now he 's here he's saying how wonderful it is !!!!!

This man is disrupting the lives of Thousands of people tomorrow so his mates can have afree party. People who are trying to do a days work, but he wouldn't know or care about that, he's never done a days work in his life.

It is ironic though some of the richest people in the world , getting free accomodation, food and travel while the 'plebs' and little people struggle to get to and from work.
Hell's teeth, no-one could ever accuse you of being riven with loathing and envy of anyone successful or ambitious could they. Has it ever occurred to you that sometimes people get what they deserve and that if you could remove the jumbo sized chip from each shoulder you might just motivate yourself to get what they have? Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Old Lord Snooty is a stinking Tory lying Hypicrite , strange he's never got a good word to say about Wales normally, now he 's here he's saying how wonderful it is !!!!! This man is disrupting the lives of Thousands of people tomorrow so his mates can have afree party. People who are trying to do a days work, but he wouldn't know or care about that, he's never done a days work in his life. It is ironic though some of the richest people in the world , getting free accomodation, food and travel while the 'plebs' and little people struggle to get to and from work.[/p][/quote]Hell's teeth, no-one could ever accuse you of being riven with loathing and envy of anyone successful or ambitious could they. Has it ever occurred to you that sometimes people get what they deserve and that if you could remove the jumbo sized chip from each shoulder you might just motivate yourself to get what they have? Just a thought. Mr Miffed
  • Score: 2

9:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

otw28a says...

"Best face to the world" lol, I've just read elsewhere that Mr Scam-moron had earlier had yet another b**** fit about the remarks he made about welsh cancer treatment, the ambulance service 999 response times and who's going to pay for the Railway Electrification Scheme..... what's that gotta do with the NATO summit. Whenever he comes here, all he can do is run us down. Tomorrow he's going touting for votes with his bestest mate Barrack because he's running out of ideas i think lol
"Best face to the world" lol, I've just read elsewhere that Mr Scam-moron had earlier had yet another b**** fit about the remarks he made about welsh cancer treatment, the ambulance service 999 response times and who's going to pay for the Railway Electrification Scheme..... what's that gotta do with the NATO summit. Whenever he comes here, all he can do is run us down. Tomorrow he's going touting for votes with his bestest mate Barrack because he's running out of ideas i think lol otw28a
  • Score: 0

9:11pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Jonnytrouble says...

Mr Angry wrote:
John Frost Lives wrote:
I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?
Im lucky, why ? I have a pair of legs !
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?[/p][/quote]Im lucky, why ? I have a pair of legs ! Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 1

9:20pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

Mr Miffed wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
Old Lord Snooty is a stinking Tory lying Hypicrite , strange he's never got a good word to say about Wales normally, now he 's here he's saying how wonderful it is !!!!!

This man is disrupting the lives of Thousands of people tomorrow so his mates can have afree party. People who are trying to do a days work, but he wouldn't know or care about that, he's never done a days work in his life.

It is ironic though some of the richest people in the world , getting free accomodation, food and travel while the 'plebs' and little people struggle to get to and from work.
Hell's teeth, no-one could ever accuse you of being riven with loathing and envy of anyone successful or ambitious could they. Has it ever occurred to you that sometimes people get what they deserve and that if you could remove the jumbo sized chip from each shoulder you might just motivate yourself to get what they have? Just a thought.
Old Lord Snooty is not, I repeat not sucessfull, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, never working , living on inherited wealth from his fathers Tax dodging.

At least I can hold my head up high I've worked for my money, paid my taxes and i pay for all my food and accomodation.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Old Lord Snooty is a stinking Tory lying Hypicrite , strange he's never got a good word to say about Wales normally, now he 's here he's saying how wonderful it is !!!!! This man is disrupting the lives of Thousands of people tomorrow so his mates can have afree party. People who are trying to do a days work, but he wouldn't know or care about that, he's never done a days work in his life. It is ironic though some of the richest people in the world , getting free accomodation, food and travel while the 'plebs' and little people struggle to get to and from work.[/p][/quote]Hell's teeth, no-one could ever accuse you of being riven with loathing and envy of anyone successful or ambitious could they. Has it ever occurred to you that sometimes people get what they deserve and that if you could remove the jumbo sized chip from each shoulder you might just motivate yourself to get what they have? Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Old Lord Snooty is not, I repeat not sucessfull, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, never working , living on inherited wealth from his fathers Tax dodging. At least I can hold my head up high I've worked for my money, paid my taxes and i pay for all my food and accomodation. Mr Angry
  • Score: 2

9:21pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
John Frost Lives wrote:
I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?
Im lucky, why ? I have a pair of legs !
would you walk 10 miles to work because some toff is throwing a party ?
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?[/p][/quote]Im lucky, why ? I have a pair of legs ![/p][/quote]would you walk 10 miles to work because some toff is throwing a party ? Mr Angry
  • Score: 0

9:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Mr Angry says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
Mr Angry wrote:
John Frost Lives wrote:
I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank!
I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?
Im lucky, why ? I have a pair of legs !
Would you walk 10 miles to work because some Hooray Henry is throwing a party for his mates ?
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Frost Lives[/bold] wrote: I am no Public School boy and the Tories have their big faults, but I do find it depressing that what most people can do when the NATO summit (read it again) comes to their small city,is coming to our town, is to moan about the traffic etc....68 world leaders, the first time an American President on our soil etc etc. Most countries would fight to get the kudos this brings, and we keep our small minded attitudes. Come on people, the Tories, Nato, the U.S, they ain't perfect. But get real, look at the alternatives breathing down our necks. Many countries won't be too aware of the existence of Wales, let alone Newport, so lets just enjoy the positives of this once in a lifetime opportunity, rather than bleat that we will be 5 minutes late to get to the Bank![/p][/quote]I then that your travel plans wont be disrupted, The Bus I catch in the morning is not running ( Saturday Service ) means I will be half an hour late for work, which means I am half an hour late leaving work. The buses I catch on the way home will be divirted because of the protesters getting beaten up by the Police ( who have to justify their presence somehow ) , which means instead of arriving home at 4.45 , it will probably be nearer 6.30 . So wheres the benefit for me ?[/p][/quote]Im lucky, why ? I have a pair of legs ![/p][/quote]Would you walk 10 miles to work because some Hooray Henry is throwing a party for his mates ? Mr Angry
  • Score: 0

6:17am Thu 4 Sep 14

Mr Miffed says...

otw28a wrote:
"Best face to the world" lol, I've just read elsewhere that Mr Scam-moron had earlier had yet another b**** fit about the remarks he made about welsh cancer treatment, the ambulance service 999 response times and who's going to pay for the Railway Electrification Scheme..... what's that gotta do with the NATO summit. Whenever he comes here, all he can do is run us down. Tomorrow he's going touting for votes with his bestest mate Barrack because he's running out of ideas i think lol
You think the 'quality' of WAG's administration is above criticism? The rest of us don't. Labour have turned it into a banana republic. Cameron is right.
[quote][p][bold]otw28a[/bold] wrote: "Best face to the world" lol, I've just read elsewhere that Mr Scam-moron had earlier had yet another b**** fit about the remarks he made about welsh cancer treatment, the ambulance service 999 response times and who's going to pay for the Railway Electrification Scheme..... what's that gotta do with the NATO summit. Whenever he comes here, all he can do is run us down. Tomorrow he's going touting for votes with his bestest mate Barrack because he's running out of ideas i think lol[/p][/quote]You think the 'quality' of WAG's administration is above criticism? The rest of us don't. Labour have turned it into a banana republic. Cameron is right. Mr Miffed
  • Score: 3

12:36pm Thu 4 Sep 14

jimmysmith says...

Mr Angry wrote:
Cameron - upper class twit Tory , cares about Wales - yeah right
Dead right Mr Angry .what cameron and his party have done for wales could be written on the back of a postage stamp with a nine inch paint roller .watch the disillusioned thumbs down this but its the truth
[quote][p][bold]Mr Angry[/bold] wrote: Cameron - upper class twit Tory , cares about Wales - yeah right[/p][/quote]Dead right Mr Angry .what cameron and his party have done for wales could be written on the back of a postage stamp with a nine inch paint roller .watch the disillusioned thumbs down this but its the truth jimmysmith
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Thu 4 Sep 14

jimmysmith says...

Mr Miffed wrote:
otw28a wrote:
"Best face to the world" lol, I've just read elsewhere that Mr Scam-moron had earlier had yet another b**** fit about the remarks he made about welsh cancer treatment, the ambulance service 999 response times and who's going to pay for the Railway Electrification Scheme..... what's that gotta do with the NATO summit. Whenever he comes here, all he can do is run us down. Tomorrow he's going touting for votes with his bestest mate Barrack because he's running out of ideas i think lol
You think the 'quality' of WAG's administration is above criticism? The rest of us don't. Labour have turned it into a banana republic. Cameron is right.
labours long gone miffed the countries like it is now because this traitor ca-moron is hell bent on giving it and our way of life and our culture away .hes sold us down the river .and please dont suggest hes good for wales ,the good ole tories for generations have screwed wales into the dirt.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Miffed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]otw28a[/bold] wrote: "Best face to the world" lol, I've just read elsewhere that Mr Scam-moron had earlier had yet another b**** fit about the remarks he made about welsh cancer treatment, the ambulance service 999 response times and who's going to pay for the Railway Electrification Scheme..... what's that gotta do with the NATO summit. Whenever he comes here, all he can do is run us down. Tomorrow he's going touting for votes with his bestest mate Barrack because he's running out of ideas i think lol[/p][/quote]You think the 'quality' of WAG's administration is above criticism? The rest of us don't. Labour have turned it into a banana republic. Cameron is right.[/p][/quote]labours long gone miffed the countries like it is now because this traitor ca-moron is hell bent on giving it and our way of life and our culture away .hes sold us down the river .and please dont suggest hes good for wales ,the good ole tories for generations have screwed wales into the dirt. jimmysmith
  • Score: 2

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