MP writes to Home Secretary over "anger and outrage" at dumping of violent gang leader Joland Giwa on Newport

MP writes to Home Secretary over

MP writes to Home Secretary over "anger and outrage" at dumping of violent gang leader on Newport

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NEWPORT West MP Paul Flynn has condemned the decision to house a violent gang leader from London in Newport, which he said is being used as a “dumping ground”.

Mr Flynn has written to the Home Secretary Theresa May to highlight the “anger and outrage” sparked by the relocation of Joland Giwa – general of Croydon’s largest criminal gang, Don’t Say Nothing.

As revealed by the Argus yesterday, Giwa has been ordered to live at York Place, Newport, after being released from immigration detention following an unsuccessful three-month bid to deport him.

In the letter Mt Flynn wrote: “Understandably there is deep outrage and anger that a man described as a 'dangerous criminal' and a ‘serious threat to the public and young people’ has been transferred to a residential address in the heart of urban Newport.

“This person presents a problem for London and the rest of England. What was the process that determined that he, and the danger he represents, should be re-located to Wales and Newport.

“If unpalatable decisions are unavoidable, London should be responsible for its own problems and not seek to dump them on Wales and Newport.”

Speaking earlier today he also questioned what other areas were considered and what consultations were held with Newport representatives.

“As far as I am aware there was no consultation, and I am sure John Griffiths AM, Rosemary Butler AM and Jessica Morden MP are in the same position,” Mr Flynn added.

“I can’t think of a worse place to put him than in a residential area.

“These people abuse our hospitality and break our laws. There should be no case for him to stay.

“It is a foolish judgement which has seen him dumped on Wales and Newport, when such problems are nothing to do them.

“I understand the law dictates it is difficult to deport him, but you want to see justice with some common sense.”

Mr Flynn is now set to raise the issue at the Home Affairs Committee, and chair Keith Vaz MP, on Tuesday.

Giwa – whose street name is Dexter- had been in immigration detention for more than four years after completing a 27-month prison term for two convicted robberies.

On October 22, 2013, High Court Judge John Keyser rejected a legal bid from Joland Giwa, 24, for freedom on the grounds he posed a "significant risk" of reoffending.

But Judge Keyser ruled it would be illegal to detain Giwa beyond the following three months amid a struggle to prove his true nationality.

Unable to deport him in the three months given, the Home Office were forced to release the gang member and bail was granted in December, on condition he live and sleep at the Newport address.

A Home Office spokesman said: "We vigorously opposed this individual's application for bail and we are very disappointed by the court's decision.

"He will be subject to rigorous monitoring, including an electronic tag, and we are continuing to fight for his removal from the UK."

In March 2011 Giwa was transferred to the high security Belmarsh prison, after intelligence suggested he was involved in an operation, said to be run by the DSN gang, smuggling drugs into the detention centre.

Key DSN gang members were jailed during 2008 and 2009 after a year-long operation by a Metropolitan Police gangs unit led by Sergeant Darin [CORR] Birmingham, who said: "Joland Giwa is a serious threat to the public and other young people.

“It is well known on the streets of Croydon that he has been charged with numerous offences but witnesses will not assist at court or pursuing allegations through fear.”

In a video posted on YouTube which was shown in court, made when Giwa was 15 or 16-years-old, the gang boss boasts: “I’m a bad boy. I’ve shanked a man in the ******* head. I’ve shanked a man in the neck.

“DSNG I am the ******* General.”

Giwa, who was jailed for a string of robberies, has no identity documents but says he is from Sierra Leone.

However, Sierra Leone refuses to recognise him as a national and maintains he is Nigerian, a claim which is refuted by Nigeria.

Giwa and his twin brother arrived in the UK on a flight from Nigeria in 1999, aged ten. They flew without a guardian and their parents are believed to be dead.

Giwa's' convictions include handling stolen goods, robbery, and theft.

According to the bail conditions, Giwa must report to the UK Border Agency in Cardiff twice every week.

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3:37pm Sun 19 Jan 14

disgruntled taxpayer says...

I'm So Glad Paul took such prompt action when i e-mailed him the S.W.A. report earlier , its a shame Jessica Morden and John Griffiths havn't seen fit to do the same or will this depend on when they want our votes at the ballot box at the next elections . " shame " on you Jessica And John . Dont bother knocking on my door . Now Lets Get Rid Of This " SCUM " from the streets of " OUR " CITY !!!
I'm So Glad Paul took such prompt action when i e-mailed him the S.W.A. report earlier , its a shame Jessica Morden and John Griffiths havn't seen fit to do the same or will this depend on when they want our votes at the ballot box at the next elections . " shame " on you Jessica And John . Dont bother knocking on my door . Now Lets Get Rid Of This " SCUM " from the streets of " OUR " CITY !!! disgruntled taxpayer
  • Score: 21

3:49pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Hmmm...I'm guessing this is just another grandstanding, mainstream politician's attempt to cash in on the classic tabloid populist anti-immigrant stance, but last time I looked on Paul Flynn's he was lionizing someone called Dick Marty as a 'hero'. Would this be the same Dick Marty whom the Albanian prime minister understandably blew the whistle on as a crazed far-right, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who claimed that Albanians were stealing human organs and trafficking them to Jewish buyers? Just sayin'!
Hmmm...I'm guessing this is just another grandstanding, mainstream politician's attempt to cash in on the classic tabloid populist anti-immigrant stance, but last time I looked on Paul Flynn's he was lionizing someone called Dick Marty as a 'hero'. Would this be the same Dick Marty whom the Albanian prime minister understandably blew the whistle on as a crazed far-right, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who claimed that Albanians were stealing human organs and trafficking them to Jewish buyers? Just sayin'! Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -19

3:52pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Milkmanofhumankindness says...

disgruntled taxpayer wrote:
I'm So Glad Paul took such prompt action when i e-mailed him the S.W.A. report earlier , its a shame Jessica Morden and John Griffiths havn't seen fit to do the same or will this depend on when they want our votes at the ballot box at the next elections . " shame " on you Jessica And John . Dont bother knocking on my door . Now Lets Get Rid Of This " SCUM " from the streets of " OUR " CITY !!!
Thais right get em off our streets. we have enough criminals of our own without importing them from England. Also How many offenders go under the raidar how many sex offenders are rehoused from other parts of the UK to unsuspecting Welsh communities?
[quote][p][bold]disgruntled taxpayer[/bold] wrote: I'm So Glad Paul took such prompt action when i e-mailed him the S.W.A. report earlier , its a shame Jessica Morden and John Griffiths havn't seen fit to do the same or will this depend on when they want our votes at the ballot box at the next elections . " shame " on you Jessica And John . Dont bother knocking on my door . Now Lets Get Rid Of This " SCUM " from the streets of " OUR " CITY !!![/p][/quote]Thais right get em off our streets. we have enough criminals of our own without importing them from England. Also How many offenders go under the raidar how many sex offenders are rehoused from other parts of the UK to unsuspecting Welsh communities? Milkmanofhumankindness
  • Score: 15

3:58pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Llanmartinangel says...

“I understand the law dictates it is difficult to deport him, but you want to see justice with some common sense.”

Perhaps the Labour Party should have thought of that when they (including you Mr Flynn) enacted the Human Rights Act 1998, that all these imported scumbags hide behind.
“I understand the law dictates it is difficult to deport him, but you want to see justice with some common sense.” Perhaps the Labour Party should have thought of that when they (including you Mr Flynn) enacted the Human Rights Act 1998, that all these imported scumbags hide behind. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 32

4:33pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Woodgnome says...

Chipping Norton would be the place to deposit Mr Giwa.
Chipping Norton would be the place to deposit Mr Giwa. Woodgnome
  • Score: 15

4:44pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Spinflight says...

He is the only person in Newport who has voted for our current immigration laws!

I guess he doesn't even read the laws he rubber stamps.

ukipnewport.com
He is the only person in Newport who has voted for our current immigration laws! I guess he doesn't even read the laws he rubber stamps. ukipnewport.com Spinflight
  • Score: 11

4:48pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Spinflight says...

It doesn't say how much he has stolen...

If it is less than £19034 then I might have an alternate solution. :)
It doesn't say how much he has stolen... If it is less than £19034 then I might have an alternate solution. :) Spinflight
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Sun 19 Jan 14

kez1968 says...

how very commendable of Mr Flynn to be up in arms over this criminal being sent to Newport, I would just like to point out it was his parties weak immigration policy and signing up to the human rights charter, that we have low life's from around the world living here, I may get called racist by left wingers, I just say send all those who are illegally here and those who are criminals, then shut the borders, we are full.
how very commendable of Mr Flynn to be up in arms over this criminal being sent to Newport, I would just like to point out it was his parties weak immigration policy and signing up to the human rights charter, that we have low life's from around the world living here, I may get called racist by left wingers, I just say send all those who are illegally here and those who are criminals, then shut the borders, we are full. kez1968
  • Score: 25

5:07pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

The airline which transported this man to our country unaccompanied knew that he'd have to be a "looked after child" (yes, that's what the crazy leftie world now insists they should be called) with Social Services in Heathrow's area.
May I suggest that that airline be compelled to pay for him? If it happens to be Air Nigeria or whatever it's called, and refuses to pay, it's still easy. The next Air Nigeria 'plane to land in UK can be "arrested" (that's the technical term) by the Under-Sheriff, and sold to defray the expense.
Since "disgruntled taxpayer" has a direct line to the Great Man and I've not, please could you ask him to raise this point? If airlines started getting clobbered for this carp they'd stop playing the fool and disembark the freeloaders.
The airline which transported this man to our country unaccompanied knew that he'd have to be a "looked after child" (yes, that's what the crazy leftie world now insists they should be called) with Social Services in Heathrow's area. May I suggest that that airline be compelled to pay for him? If it happens to be Air Nigeria or whatever it's called, and refuses to pay, it's still easy. The next Air Nigeria 'plane to land in UK can be "arrested" (that's the technical term) by the Under-Sheriff, and sold to defray the expense. Since "disgruntled taxpayer" has a direct line to the Great Man and I've not, please could you ask him to raise this point? If airlines started getting clobbered for this carp they'd stop playing the fool and disembark the freeloaders. Dai Rear
  • Score: 13

5:13pm Sun 19 Jan 14

scraptheWAG says...

For the first time ever Flyn has done something for newport
For the first time ever Flyn has done something for newport scraptheWAG
  • Score: 4

6:11pm Sun 19 Jan 14

disgruntled taxpayer says...

Dai Rear wrote:
The airline which transported this man to our country unaccompanied knew that he'd have to be a "looked after child" (yes, that's what the crazy leftie world now insists they should be called) with Social Services in Heathrow's area.
May I suggest that that airline be compelled to pay for him? If it happens to be Air Nigeria or whatever it's called, and refuses to pay, it's still easy. The next Air Nigeria 'plane to land in UK can be "arrested" (that's the technical term) by the Under-Sheriff, and sold to defray the expense.
Since "disgruntled taxpayer" has a direct line to the Great Man and I've not, please could you ask him to raise this point? If airlines started getting clobbered for this carp they'd stop playing the fool and disembark the freeloaders.
here is paul flynn's e mail :- paulflynnmp@talk21.c
om . ask him yourself ?
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: The airline which transported this man to our country unaccompanied knew that he'd have to be a "looked after child" (yes, that's what the crazy leftie world now insists they should be called) with Social Services in Heathrow's area. May I suggest that that airline be compelled to pay for him? If it happens to be Air Nigeria or whatever it's called, and refuses to pay, it's still easy. The next Air Nigeria 'plane to land in UK can be "arrested" (that's the technical term) by the Under-Sheriff, and sold to defray the expense. Since "disgruntled taxpayer" has a direct line to the Great Man and I've not, please could you ask him to raise this point? If airlines started getting clobbered for this carp they'd stop playing the fool and disembark the freeloaders.[/p][/quote]here is paul flynn's e mail :- paulflynnmp@talk21.c om . ask him yourself ? disgruntled taxpayer
  • Score: 2

6:21pm Sun 19 Jan 14

siameselady says...

Election time draws near!
Election time draws near! siameselady
  • Score: -1

7:39pm Sun 19 Jan 14

welshmen says...

BREAKING NEWS:

Ed Milliband is reported to have parachuted an immigrant into Newport South Wales, Which is a safe Labour seat, he has plenty of time to meet and greet voters for the next General election....
BREAKING NEWS: Ed Milliband is reported to have parachuted an immigrant into Newport South Wales, Which is a safe Labour seat, he has plenty of time to meet and greet voters for the next General election.... welshmen
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Sun 19 Jan 14

NakedDancer says...

At least Mr Flynn is asking questions (unlike Butler and Griffiths) but he seems to have confused the issues. I'm sure he knows that having served their sentence ex-offenders are relocated around the country all the time, both to give them a fresh start opportunity and in the hope they won't go back to the same criminal environment. Of course its kept quiet because no-one wants ex-offenders being located to their area.

The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ?
At least Mr Flynn is asking questions (unlike Butler and Griffiths) but he seems to have confused the issues. I'm sure he knows that having served their sentence ex-offenders are relocated around the country all the time, both to give them a fresh start opportunity and in the hope they won't go back to the same criminal environment. Of course its kept quiet because no-one wants ex-offenders being located to their area. The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ? NakedDancer
  • Score: 16

8:17pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Llanmartinangel says...

NakedDancer wrote:
At least Mr Flynn is asking questions (unlike Butler and Griffiths) but he seems to have confused the issues. I'm sure he knows that having served their sentence ex-offenders are relocated around the country all the time, both to give them a fresh start opportunity and in the hope they won't go back to the same criminal environment. Of course its kept quiet because no-one wants ex-offenders being located to their area.

The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ?
'The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ?'

When Labour were in power you could get in with a bus ticket. Mandleson admitted as much on Andrew Marr recently.
[quote][p][bold]NakedDancer[/bold] wrote: At least Mr Flynn is asking questions (unlike Butler and Griffiths) but he seems to have confused the issues. I'm sure he knows that having served their sentence ex-offenders are relocated around the country all the time, both to give them a fresh start opportunity and in the hope they won't go back to the same criminal environment. Of course its kept quiet because no-one wants ex-offenders being located to their area. The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ?[/p][/quote]'The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ?' When Labour were in power you could get in with a bus ticket. Mandleson admitted as much on Andrew Marr recently. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 15

9:08pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Davyboy2 says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Hmmm...I'm guessing this is just another grandstanding, mainstream politician's attempt to cash in on the classic tabloid populist anti-immigrant stance, but last time I looked on Paul Flynn's he was lionizing someone called Dick Marty as a 'hero'. Would this be the same Dick Marty whom the Albanian prime minister understandably blew the whistle on as a crazed far-right, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who claimed that Albanians were stealing human organs and trafficking them to Jewish buyers? Just sayin'!
But Dick Marty isn't a crazed anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, people were stealing organs and selling them to mostly Jewish buyers.

http://www.independe
nt.co.uk/news/world/
europe/kosovo-organ-
trafficking-scandal-
widens-8604567.html
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Hmmm...I'm guessing this is just another grandstanding, mainstream politician's attempt to cash in on the classic tabloid populist anti-immigrant stance, but last time I looked on Paul Flynn's he was lionizing someone called Dick Marty as a 'hero'. Would this be the same Dick Marty whom the Albanian prime minister understandably blew the whistle on as a crazed far-right, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who claimed that Albanians were stealing human organs and trafficking them to Jewish buyers? Just sayin'![/p][/quote]But Dick Marty isn't a crazed anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, people were stealing organs and selling them to mostly Jewish buyers. http://www.independe nt.co.uk/news/world/ europe/kosovo-organ- trafficking-scandal- widens-8604567.html Davyboy2
  • Score: -1

9:13pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Port0214 says...

siameselady wrote:
Election time draws near!
The W.A.G should prevent anyone in the Port with a brain from ever voting Labor again, an amateur mafioso matters not one jot!!
[quote][p][bold]siameselady[/bold] wrote: Election time draws near![/p][/quote]The W.A.G should prevent anyone in the Port with a brain from ever voting Labor again, an amateur mafioso matters not one jot!! Port0214
  • Score: 2

9:42pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Jonnytrouble says...

disgruntled taxpayer wrote:
I'm So Glad Paul took such prompt action when i e-mailed him the S.W.A. report earlier , its a shame Jessica Morden and John Griffiths havn't seen fit to do the same or will this depend on when they want our votes at the ballot box at the next elections . " shame " on you Jessica And John . Dont bother knocking on my door . Now Lets Get Rid Of This " SCUM " from the streets of " OUR " CITY !!!
I wonder if it is because it's all happening on ' the west side of Newport ' ?
( Paul Flynn' area )
Still, the more MP's/Am's,councillor
's we have to protest in Westminster the better !
I hope they can do something, Newport has had it's share of drug violence from last year and WE are fed up now !
[quote][p][bold]disgruntled taxpayer[/bold] wrote: I'm So Glad Paul took such prompt action when i e-mailed him the S.W.A. report earlier , its a shame Jessica Morden and John Griffiths havn't seen fit to do the same or will this depend on when they want our votes at the ballot box at the next elections . " shame " on you Jessica And John . Dont bother knocking on my door . Now Lets Get Rid Of This " SCUM " from the streets of " OUR " CITY !!![/p][/quote]I wonder if it is because it's all happening on ' the west side of Newport ' ? ( Paul Flynn' area ) Still, the more MP's/Am's,councillor 's we have to protest in Westminster the better ! I hope they can do something, Newport has had it's share of drug violence from last year and WE are fed up now ! Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 3

9:59pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Jonnytrouble says...

kez1968 wrote:
how very commendable of Mr Flynn to be up in arms over this criminal being sent to Newport, I would just like to point out it was his parties weak immigration policy and signing up to the human rights charter, that we have low life's from around the world living here, I may get called racist by left wingers, I just say send all those who are illegally here and those who are criminals, then shut the borders, we are full.
That is very true, but lets try and put politics a side for a mo and see if the politician's, Councillor's can get rid of him NOW !
Otherwise UKIP,your on a winner in Newport !
[quote][p][bold]kez1968[/bold] wrote: how very commendable of Mr Flynn to be up in arms over this criminal being sent to Newport, I would just like to point out it was his parties weak immigration policy and signing up to the human rights charter, that we have low life's from around the world living here, I may get called racist by left wingers, I just say send all those who are illegally here and those who are criminals, then shut the borders, we are full.[/p][/quote]That is very true, but lets try and put politics a side for a mo and see if the politician's, Councillor's can get rid of him NOW ! Otherwise UKIP,your on a winner in Newport ! Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 7

10:00pm Sun 19 Jan 14

keithbob says...

siameselady wrote:
Election time draws near!
and ukip are in the lead,if they win we i sincerely hope then we rid ourselves of the dreaded human rights bill that foreign scum criminals like this cretin hide behind!
[quote][p][bold]siameselady[/bold] wrote: Election time draws near![/p][/quote]and ukip are in the lead,if they win we i sincerely hope then we rid ourselves of the dreaded human rights bill that foreign scum criminals like this cretin hide behind! keithbob
  • Score: 11

10:31pm Sun 19 Jan 14

papa says...

Everything that Paul Flynn has touched was doomed to failure. It's time that he gave up the day job, a job he's never done properly and has deprived Newport of a decent MP of any colour.
Everything that Paul Flynn has touched was doomed to failure. It's time that he gave up the day job, a job he's never done properly and has deprived Newport of a decent MP of any colour. papa
  • Score: 3

11:05pm Sun 19 Jan 14

RevolutionIsNow says...

now is the time for the people of wales to start the revolution .... this was the land of our fathers now its the land of offenders!!!! sickening
now is the time for the people of wales to start the revolution .... this was the land of our fathers now its the land of offenders!!!! sickening RevolutionIsNow
  • Score: 4

1:15am Mon 20 Jan 14

BassalegCountyFan says...

Well done to Paul Flynn for raising this issue.
Some of the comments on here are baffling, seems that doing your job as an MP isn't enough for some people, who just want to have a pop at Labour.

For the record, I think Paul Flynn is an excellent MP, and most in parliament (in both sides of the house) agree
Well done to Paul Flynn for raising this issue. Some of the comments on here are baffling, seems that doing your job as an MP isn't enough for some people, who just want to have a pop at Labour. For the record, I think Paul Flynn is an excellent MP, and most in parliament (in both sides of the house) agree BassalegCountyFan
  • Score: 2

1:18am Mon 20 Jan 14

BassalegCountyFan says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
kez1968 wrote:
how very commendable of Mr Flynn to be up in arms over this criminal being sent to Newport, I would just like to point out it was his parties weak immigration policy and signing up to the human rights charter, that we have low life's from around the world living here, I may get called racist by left wingers, I just say send all those who are illegally here and those who are criminals, then shut the borders, we are full.
That is very true, but lets try and put politics a side for a mo and see if the politician's, Councillor's can get rid of him NOW !
Otherwise UKIP,your on a winner in Newport !
tories in purple...no thanks, the blue ones are bad enough
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kez1968[/bold] wrote: how very commendable of Mr Flynn to be up in arms over this criminal being sent to Newport, I would just like to point out it was his parties weak immigration policy and signing up to the human rights charter, that we have low life's from around the world living here, I may get called racist by left wingers, I just say send all those who are illegally here and those who are criminals, then shut the borders, we are full.[/p][/quote]That is very true, but lets try and put politics a side for a mo and see if the politician's, Councillor's can get rid of him NOW ! Otherwise UKIP,your on a winner in Newport ![/p][/quote]tories in purple...no thanks, the blue ones are bad enough BassalegCountyFan
  • Score: 1

2:46am Mon 20 Jan 14

Spinflight says...

"tories in purple...no thanks, the blue ones are bad enough"

I agree on the tories, though I think you are a bit confused...

UKIP draws it's supporters from across the political spectrum, predominantly working class though. http://t.co/IFuhZe1w
hN

Tories are upper class crony capitalists who only look after the wants of the big businesses they hold directorships in. Frankly we have nothing in common.

ukipnewport.com
"tories in purple...no thanks, the blue ones are bad enough" I agree on the tories, though I think you are a bit confused... UKIP draws it's supporters from across the political spectrum, predominantly working class though. http://t.co/IFuhZe1w hN Tories are upper class crony capitalists who only look after the wants of the big businesses they hold directorships in. Frankly we have nothing in common. ukipnewport.com Spinflight
  • Score: -1

8:53am Mon 20 Jan 14

Llanmartinangel says...

BassalegCountyFan wrote:
Well done to Paul Flynn for raising this issue.
Some of the comments on here are baffling, seems that doing your job as an MP isn't enough for some people, who just want to have a pop at Labour.

For the record, I think Paul Flynn is an excellent MP, and most in parliament (in both sides of the house) agree
You don't think that voting for the Human Rights act and then having a pop at the Home Sec because she's hog-tied by it makes him a hypocrite then? How odd.
[quote][p][bold]BassalegCountyFan[/bold] wrote: Well done to Paul Flynn for raising this issue. Some of the comments on here are baffling, seems that doing your job as an MP isn't enough for some people, who just want to have a pop at Labour. For the record, I think Paul Flynn is an excellent MP, and most in parliament (in both sides of the house) agree[/p][/quote]You don't think that voting for the Human Rights act and then having a pop at the Home Sec because she's hog-tied by it makes him a hypocrite then? How odd. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 5

11:12am Mon 20 Jan 14

Woodgnome says...

BassalegCountyFan wrote:
Well done to Paul Flynn for raising this issue.
Some of the comments on here are baffling, seems that doing your job as an MP isn't enough for some people, who just want to have a pop at Labour.

For the record, I think Paul Flynn is an excellent MP, and most in parliament (in both sides of the house) agree
So you tell us regularly. I suspect you would vote for a cabbage if it had a labour rosette on it.
[quote][p][bold]BassalegCountyFan[/bold] wrote: Well done to Paul Flynn for raising this issue. Some of the comments on here are baffling, seems that doing your job as an MP isn't enough for some people, who just want to have a pop at Labour. For the record, I think Paul Flynn is an excellent MP, and most in parliament (in both sides of the house) agree[/p][/quote]So you tell us regularly. I suspect you would vote for a cabbage if it had a labour rosette on it. Woodgnome
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ollie72 says...

While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting - all he's doing is voicing the opinion of those he represents.

Whether this is the reason he did it (or whether it was the more usual "look at me!"), he has still elevated the issue to the national press.

If he is going to get involved though, I would like him to see it through and find out how many other dangerous offenders have been relocated to Newport.
While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting - all he's doing is voicing the opinion of those he represents. Whether this is the reason he did it (or whether it was the more usual "look at me!"), he has still elevated the issue to the national press. If he is going to get involved though, I would like him to see it through and find out how many other dangerous offenders have been relocated to Newport. ollie72
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Mackem Mick says...

I wouldn't worry too much about this as I am guessing that the gentleman in question does not speak Welsh and therefore will find it very difficult to operate effectively in this part of the United Kingdom.
I wouldn't worry too much about this as I am guessing that the gentleman in question does not speak Welsh and therefore will find it very difficult to operate effectively in this part of the United Kingdom. Mackem Mick
  • Score: -3

2:01pm Mon 20 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

Spinflight wrote:
"tories in purple...no thanks, the blue ones are bad enough" I agree on the tories, though I think you are a bit confused... UKIP draws it's supporters from across the political spectrum, predominantly working class though. http://t.co/IFuhZe1w hN Tories are upper class crony capitalists who only look after the wants of the big businesses they hold directorships in. Frankly we have nothing in common. ukipnewport.com
"tories are upper class crony capitalists"

nothing like your ex-commodities-tradi
ng leader then?...
[quote][p][bold]Spinflight[/bold] wrote: "tories in purple...no thanks, the blue ones are bad enough" I agree on the tories, though I think you are a bit confused... UKIP draws it's supporters from across the political spectrum, predominantly working class though. http://t.co/IFuhZe1w hN Tories are upper class crony capitalists who only look after the wants of the big businesses they hold directorships in. Frankly we have nothing in common. ukipnewport.com[/p][/quote]"tories are upper class crony capitalists" nothing like your ex-commodities-tradi ng leader then?... whatintheworld
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Mon 20 Jan 14

siameselady says...

ollie72 wrote:
While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting - all he's doing is voicing the opinion of those he represents.

Whether this is the reason he did it (or whether it was the more usual "look at me!"), he has still elevated the issue to the national press.

If he is going to get involved though, I would like him to see it through and find out how many other dangerous offenders have been relocated to Newport.
ollie72 wrote:
While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting

I think you will find he brings it upon himself. Mr Flynn never does or says anything unless it benefits Mr Flynn....
[quote][p][bold]ollie72[/bold] wrote: While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting - all he's doing is voicing the opinion of those he represents. Whether this is the reason he did it (or whether it was the more usual "look at me!"), he has still elevated the issue to the national press. If he is going to get involved though, I would like him to see it through and find out how many other dangerous offenders have been relocated to Newport.[/p][/quote]ollie72 wrote: While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting I think you will find he brings it upon himself. Mr Flynn never does or says anything unless it benefits Mr Flynn.... siameselady
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3:48pm Mon 20 Jan 14

disgruntled taxpayer says...

having contacted jessica morden on this matter this is her lackeys reply :-
Thank you for your email. I am sorry but from the address details given you are not a constituent, there is a strict Parliamentary protocol that means that MPs may only act on behalf of their own constituents. I can confirm however that Paul Flynn MP has written to the Home Office and Jessica supports that action.


Lynn Glaister
Office Manager for Jessica Morden MP
Labour Member of Parliament for Newport East

my reply to him :-
may i congratulate you for playing the "ostrich " not on my doorstep , as im sure you realise if you ever came to newport that a 5 minute bus ride from this " thugs " current address is Newport East where im sure he will find more converts for his " gang " unless we do something about it NOW .try playing the united front with Paul and at least try acting " OUTRAGED " as i'm sure the government will surely notice this . and maybe if your lucky move this " THUG " from york place to a bail address in newport east ( a 5 minute taxi Drive ) as you don't seem to mind about this " THUGS " past so would welcome him to your constituency . Please Take this seriously Before This " THUG " has a chance to cement himself into newport and get him moved NOW .
having contacted jessica morden on this matter this is her lackeys reply :- Thank you for your email. I am sorry but from the address details given you are not a constituent, there is a strict Parliamentary protocol that means that MPs may only act on behalf of their own constituents. I can confirm however that Paul Flynn MP has written to the Home Office and Jessica supports that action. Lynn Glaister Office Manager for Jessica Morden MP Labour Member of Parliament for Newport East my reply to him :- may i congratulate you for playing the "ostrich " not on my doorstep , as im sure you realise if you ever came to newport that a 5 minute bus ride from this " thugs " current address is Newport East where im sure he will find more converts for his " gang " unless we do something about it NOW .try playing the united front with Paul and at least try acting " OUTRAGED " as i'm sure the government will surely notice this . and maybe if your lucky move this " THUG " from york place to a bail address in newport east ( a 5 minute taxi Drive ) as you don't seem to mind about this " THUGS " past so would welcome him to your constituency . Please Take this seriously Before This " THUG " has a chance to cement himself into newport and get him moved NOW . disgruntled taxpayer
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4:05pm Mon 20 Jan 14

disgruntled taxpayer says...

having contacted jessica morden on this matter this is her lackeys reply :-
Thank you for your email. I am sorry but from the address details given you are not a constituent, there is a strict Parliamentary protocol that means that MPs may only act on behalf of their own constituents. I can confirm however that Paul Flynn MP has written to the Home Office and Jessica supports that action.


Lynn Glaister
Office Manager for Jessica Morden MP
Labour Member of Parliament for Newport East

my reply to him :-
may i congratulate you for playing the "ostrich " not on my doorstep , as im sure you realise if you ever came to newport that a 5 minute bus ride from this " thugs " current address is Newport East where im sure he will find more converts for his " gang " unless we do something about it NOW .try playing the united front with Paul and at least try acting " OUTRAGED " as i'm sure the government will surely notice this . and maybe if your lucky move this " THUG " from york place to a bail address in newport east ( a 5 minute taxi Drive ) as you don't seem to mind about this " THUGS " past so would welcome him to your constituency . Please Take this seriously Before This " THUG " has a chance to cement himself into newport and get him moved NOW .
having contacted jessica morden on this matter this is her lackeys reply :- Thank you for your email. I am sorry but from the address details given you are not a constituent, there is a strict Parliamentary protocol that means that MPs may only act on behalf of their own constituents. I can confirm however that Paul Flynn MP has written to the Home Office and Jessica supports that action. Lynn Glaister Office Manager for Jessica Morden MP Labour Member of Parliament for Newport East my reply to him :- may i congratulate you for playing the "ostrich " not on my doorstep , as im sure you realise if you ever came to newport that a 5 minute bus ride from this " thugs " current address is Newport East where im sure he will find more converts for his " gang " unless we do something about it NOW .try playing the united front with Paul and at least try acting " OUTRAGED " as i'm sure the government will surely notice this . and maybe if your lucky move this " THUG " from york place to a bail address in newport east ( a 5 minute taxi Drive ) as you don't seem to mind about this " THUGS " past so would welcome him to your constituency . Please Take this seriously Before This " THUG " has a chance to cement himself into newport and get him moved NOW . disgruntled taxpayer
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4:51pm Mon 20 Jan 14

taffymark says...

Not sure who I've upset on here with my comments, but I really don't care much. Especially that my comment was removed and I could not see who is supposed to be upset. There is a lot of insulting contributors on this medium who are pretty much single minded in their beliefs but be fair, when it comes to discussing Newport so called city I have my point of view and I'm sticking to it, free speach my elbow... Last time I looked I didn't notice I was living in North Korea.
Not sure who I've upset on here with my comments, but I really don't care much. Especially that my comment was removed and I could not see who is supposed to be upset. There is a lot of insulting contributors on this medium who are pretty much single minded in their beliefs but be fair, when it comes to discussing Newport so called city I have my point of view and I'm sticking to it, free speach my elbow... Last time I looked I didn't notice I was living in North Korea. taffymark
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3:22pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
For the first time ever Flyn has done something for newport
I agree.
I can't stand Paul Flynn, but to give him his due, at least he has protested against this appalling situation.
Let us hope that this scumbag is removed from the area ASAP.
However, I am not holding my breath.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: For the first time ever Flyn has done something for newport[/p][/quote]I agree. I can't stand Paul Flynn, but to give him his due, at least he has protested against this appalling situation. Let us hope that this scumbag is removed from the area ASAP. However, I am not holding my breath. Cymru Am Beth
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3:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

NakedDancer wrote:
At least Mr Flynn is asking questions (unlike Butler and Griffiths) but he seems to have confused the issues. I'm sure he knows that having served their sentence ex-offenders are relocated around the country all the time, both to give them a fresh start opportunity and in the hope they won't go back to the same criminal environment. Of course its kept quiet because no-one wants ex-offenders being located to their area.

The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ?
Because we are a b****y stupid country thats why.
[quote][p][bold]NakedDancer[/bold] wrote: At least Mr Flynn is asking questions (unlike Butler and Griffiths) but he seems to have confused the issues. I'm sure he knows that having served their sentence ex-offenders are relocated around the country all the time, both to give them a fresh start opportunity and in the hope they won't go back to the same criminal environment. Of course its kept quiet because no-one wants ex-offenders being located to their area. The real story here is Sierra Leone and Nigeria wont take him. How on earth was he allowed into the UK without a nationality and passport ?[/p][/quote]Because we are a b****y stupid country thats why. Cymru Am Beth
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8:35pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Mervyn James says...

ollie72 wrote:
While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting - all he's doing is voicing the opinion of those he represents.

Whether this is the reason he did it (or whether it was the more usual "look at me!"), he has still elevated the issue to the national press.

If he is going to get involved though, I would like him to see it through and find out how many other dangerous offenders have been relocated to Newport.
He doesn't however take kindly to people's opinion of what he says ! he spends far too much time rabbiting on about issues that have little to do with his constitutions, and holds some obscure record of the most pointless amount of EDM's launched on a friday afternoon as his claim to fame,he seems oblivious of what is happening in Newport (And as a deaf person, I find his videos are bluddy pointless too). He needs an lesson in awareness himself, he won't get that in London. Any bandwagon fro Syria to Africa to beyond he is on it,charity begins at HOME. Let him be the conscience of the world in his own time not ours. he says we cannot question what he says if we live 100 yards outside his 'area' (So deluded too). If he makes world opinions anyone can challenge them, political and party too, (It's called democracy Paul). Less bandwagon hopping talk about Newport, they elected you to help THEM.
[quote][p][bold]ollie72[/bold] wrote: While not being a huge fan of Mr Flynn, I have to agree that he doesn't deserve the grief he's getting - all he's doing is voicing the opinion of those he represents. Whether this is the reason he did it (or whether it was the more usual "look at me!"), he has still elevated the issue to the national press. If he is going to get involved though, I would like him to see it through and find out how many other dangerous offenders have been relocated to Newport.[/p][/quote]He doesn't however take kindly to people's opinion of what he says ! he spends far too much time rabbiting on about issues that have little to do with his constitutions, and holds some obscure record of the most pointless amount of EDM's launched on a friday afternoon as his claim to fame,he seems oblivious of what is happening in Newport (And as a deaf person, I find his videos are bluddy pointless too). He needs an lesson in awareness himself, he won't get that in London. Any bandwagon fro Syria to Africa to beyond he is on it,charity begins at HOME. Let him be the conscience of the world in his own time not ours. he says we cannot question what he says if we live 100 yards outside his 'area' (So deluded too). If he makes world opinions anyone can challenge them, political and party too, (It's called democracy Paul). Less bandwagon hopping talk about Newport, they elected you to help THEM. Mervyn James
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