Labour cannot be trusted
3:04pm Friday 1st February 2013 in Letters
HOW can Newport Labour be trusted again, especially after the very unsurprising, yet excellent explanatory letters by Mr Paul Taylor and Mr Arthur Nicolaas (January 28).
The big question is who ignored and rejected the Newport Chamber of Trade’s “strong representations” to Newport City Council in the late 1970s, warning of the consequences of cutting out through traffic from Commercial Street? Obviously, it was the former militant leader of the Newport Labour Council, Harry Jones and his flock of followers. Did none of the Labour group with any sense or guts speak up in support of the professional business people and Newport’s future? Were they misled by uncaring and arrogant full-time officers, or was it a political response and attitude towards businesspeople who were allegedly Conservatives? The Newport Labour supporters are conspicuous by their silence at the moment-have they perhaps noticed that thousands of Newport Citizens are campaigning (not “moaning”) against Newport Labour Council’s latest policies?
Brian Donovan Darlington Court Newport