Split in ranks?

YET again, nationalist Mr Nutt criticises Labour-led Caerphilly council for paying the Living Wage to its lowest earning workers.

This time, Mr Nutt says “people of Blackwood get a chance to show their opinion on the Living Wage and other Labour failures” (Argus, March 19).

Mr Nutt is aware that Caerphilly’s Plaid councillors voted for the Living Wage too, isn’t he? Has he checked with them whether they’re happy for him to condemn their voting record? Is this evidence of a big split in nationalists’ ranks? I think we should be told.

Meantime, our Labour-led Caerphilly council will get on with its successes, rather than “failures”, like promoting new jobs at Blackwood Gate in Islwyn.

Cllr Gez Kirby St Andrews Drive Pontllanfraith

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1:49pm Tue 25 Mar 14

-trigg- says...

"like promoting new jobs at Blackwood Gate in Islwyn"

Or to be more accurate self-promotion following the relocation of a store a couple of hundred yards down the road
"like promoting new jobs at Blackwood Gate in Islwyn" Or to be more accurate self-promotion following the relocation of a store a couple of hundred yards down the road -trigg-
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5:40pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Nig says...

poor Trigger gets it wrong, what a plonker , had the planning condition not been changed there would no relocation and no new store, which by the way is bigger and better than the old one, Home Bargins are next , they have already started to fit out the shop , all thanks to people power , who voted for their Blackwood Councillors and Labour to change planning conditions , Plaid tried to kill the off the retail park , soar grapes from Plaid the party that fails
poor Trigger gets it wrong, what a plonker , had the planning condition not been changed there would no relocation and no new store, which by the way is bigger and better than the old one, Home Bargins are next , they have already started to fit out the shop , all thanks to people power , who voted for their Blackwood Councillors and Labour to change planning conditions , Plaid tried to kill the off the retail park , soar grapes from Plaid the party that fails Nig
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5:45pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Nig says...

-trigg- wrote:
"like promoting new jobs at Blackwood Gate in Islwyn"

Or to be more accurate self-promotion following the relocation of a store a couple of hundred yards down the road
oh its only few hundred yards now , you and the Nats, (Cllr Mann) were calling it out of town, to try and stop the change of use, now its only a few hundred yards, no wonder Plaid are dead ducks, the people are not fooled by these fools , Trigger
[quote][p][bold]-trigg-[/bold] wrote: "like promoting new jobs at Blackwood Gate in Islwyn" Or to be more accurate self-promotion following the relocation of a store a couple of hundred yards down the road[/p][/quote]oh its only few hundred yards now , you and the Nats, (Cllr Mann) were calling it out of town, to try and stop the change of use, now its only a few hundred yards, no wonder Plaid are dead ducks, the people are not fooled by these fools , Trigger Nig
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6:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

-trigg- says...

I am far from being a nat as my previous posting history should adequately demonstrate.

If planning restrictions hadn't been changed then I have no doubt poundstretcher would have moved into one of the other empty units in the town instead. This still doesn't equate to any new jobs.

If someone were to burn down the welsh assembly building so the gas factory relocated to Newport that wouldn't mean any new jobs overall
I am far from being a nat as my previous posting history should adequately demonstrate. If planning restrictions hadn't been changed then I have no doubt poundstretcher would have moved into one of the other empty units in the town instead. This still doesn't equate to any new jobs. If someone were to burn down the welsh assembly building so the gas factory relocated to Newport that wouldn't mean any new jobs overall -trigg-
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8:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

You won't find me criticising any employer for paying a living wage. Is this the politics of envy or something ? 50 employers pay you peanuts, so you attack the one that doesn't, and that balances it all out ?
You won't find me criticising any employer for paying a living wage. Is this the politics of envy or something ? 50 employers pay you peanuts, so you attack the one that doesn't, and that balances it all out ? Mervyn James
  • Score: -1

9:52pm Tue 25 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Mary Portas has backed Labour's call to protect high streets and not the build out of town stores. Watch more shops close in Blackwood.
Mary Portas has backed Labour's call to protect high streets and not the build out of town stores. Watch more shops close in Blackwood. pwlldu
  • Score: 4

9:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

If the living wage is a Labour policy. Why are Ed Balls and Ed Milliband against increasing public spending on wages. Out of all the Labour controlled councils only two councils took the step of a living wage. What about the poor non council workers who have to pay via their council tax to pay the living wage. Council tax payers are not some voiceless fat cow that can be milked dry. GMB union say the avergae worker has lost £600 a year, due to increase in houshold bills. Like energy bills and council tax, but sadly the services have not improved.
If the living wage is a Labour policy. Why are Ed Balls and Ed Milliband against increasing public spending on wages. Out of all the Labour controlled councils only two councils took the step of a living wage. What about the poor non council workers who have to pay via their council tax to pay the living wage. Council tax payers are not some voiceless fat cow that can be milked dry. GMB union say the avergae worker has lost £600 a year, due to increase in houshold bills. Like energy bills and council tax, but sadly the services have not improved. pwlldu
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10:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

I can see why Cllr Dix made his comments. The spilt is within the Labour party. Welsh Labour will be campaigning to reform the Barnett formula, while Scottish Labour will be campaigning to keep it.
I can see why Cllr Dix made his comments. The spilt is within the Labour party. Welsh Labour will be campaigning to reform the Barnett formula, while Scottish Labour will be campaigning to keep it. pwlldu
  • Score: 5

6:52pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

pwlldu wrote:
If the living wage is a Labour policy. Why are Ed Balls and Ed Milliband against increasing public spending on wages. Out of all the Labour controlled councils only two councils took the step of a living wage. What about the poor non council workers who have to pay via their council tax to pay the living wage. Council tax payers are not some voiceless fat cow that can be milked dry. GMB union say the avergae worker has lost £600 a year, due to increase in houshold bills. Like energy bills and council tax, but sadly the services have not improved.
A disabled neighbour had a rise of 55p a week in his allowances, his electricity has gone up £5 a week, his water up £1.11p a week, and Gas £15 a month, some trade off ! yet the Tory racists and hatists say the disabled are bleeding the country dry and frauds.
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: If the living wage is a Labour policy. Why are Ed Balls and Ed Milliband against increasing public spending on wages. Out of all the Labour controlled councils only two councils took the step of a living wage. What about the poor non council workers who have to pay via their council tax to pay the living wage. Council tax payers are not some voiceless fat cow that can be milked dry. GMB union say the avergae worker has lost £600 a year, due to increase in houshold bills. Like energy bills and council tax, but sadly the services have not improved.[/p][/quote]A disabled neighbour had a rise of 55p a week in his allowances, his electricity has gone up £5 a week, his water up £1.11p a week, and Gas £15 a month, some trade off ! yet the Tory racists and hatists say the disabled are bleeding the country dry and frauds. Mervyn James
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8:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Its the rich that has bled the country dry and then left to warmer countries to spent their money.
Its the rich that has bled the country dry and then left to warmer countries to spent their money. pwlldu
  • Score: 3

8:32pm Wed 26 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Mervyn James says...

You won't find me criticising any employer for paying a living wage. Is this the politics of envy or something ? 50 employers pay you peanuts, so you attack the one that doesn't, and that balances it all out ?

The councillors are the employers but its the hard working, low wage council tax payer that supply the money.
Mervyn James says... You won't find me criticising any employer for paying a living wage. Is this the politics of envy or something ? 50 employers pay you peanuts, so you attack the one that doesn't, and that balances it all out ? The councillors are the employers but its the hard working, low wage council tax payer that supply the money. pwlldu
  • Score: 3

7:57pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Labour's split like Welsh Labour wants Barnett formuls to change while scottish Labour wants to remain. Cllr Dix the lone wolf has caused his own split within council ranks. Ann Clwyd MP has cause her splits with Welsh Labour over the NHS.
Labour's split like Welsh Labour wants Barnett formuls to change while scottish Labour wants to remain. Cllr Dix the lone wolf has caused his own split within council ranks. Ann Clwyd MP has cause her splits with Welsh Labour over the NHS. pwlldu
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