Not all their fault

First published in Letters

IN RESPONSE to the letter from C Bradley, Caerleon Road, Newport, it seems that your obvious Tory bias has caused you to attack everything Labour.

Monmouth and Newport are two entirely different types of place. Monmouth is a rather small county town with not that much shopping available, although that which it has is very suitable and attractive to some.

Newport is a larger place (now called a city) which caters for a far bigger population. from the south of Gwent. Cwmbran has another key shopping area which attracts far more trade than Monmouth.

You criticise Paul Flynn, MP for Newport West, who actually encouraged the MP for Monmouth to stand for Parliament, and other Labour politicians at city level and the Assembly Government. Newport was governed by parties other than Labour when its so-called demise first started, but you fail to comment upon that period.

Newport is now being redeveloped to compete in the modern world., however Some mistakes have been made such as the debacle of the Chartist mural, but what is more important, keeping a Sixties piece of art work about which many people don’t understand the history anyway? Perhaps at the next council elections, the people of Newport may show how much they agree or disagree with what happened, but to blame all Labour representatives is pushing this a bit far.

Bob Shillabeer, Caldicot

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4:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Severn40 says...

"Newport was governed by parties other than Labour when its so-called demise first started, but you fail to comment upon that period."

Erm...Labour was in control of Newport for 29 years, the Welsh Government for 15 years and rising and in Westminster for 13 years. Who chose the Friars Walk scheme mark one - that crashed and left the pieces for others to pick up the pieces and start again? Step forward the Labour Party
"Newport was governed by parties other than Labour when its so-called demise first started, but you fail to comment upon that period." Erm...Labour was in control of Newport for 29 years, the Welsh Government for 15 years and rising and in Westminster for 13 years. Who chose the Friars Walk scheme mark one - that crashed and left the pieces for others to pick up the pieces and start again? Step forward the Labour Party Severn40
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9:28pm Tue 1 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

STUPID LETTER - Paul Flynn has been in since 1987 , there have been lots of mistakes in newport, Newport really went downhill on creation of the WAG and all the grant money now ends up in Cardiff the labour leadership in newport too feeble to fight for a share.

It makes me laugh when people blame the co-alition it was under the 13 years when labour were in control in Westminster that it went to the dogs - 1997 onwards am I right Bob???????
STUPID LETTER - Paul Flynn has been in since 1987 , there have been lots of mistakes in newport, Newport really went downhill on creation of the WAG and all the grant money now ends up in Cardiff the labour leadership in newport too feeble to fight for a share. It makes me laugh when people blame the co-alition it was under the 13 years when labour were in control in Westminster that it went to the dogs - 1997 onwards am I right Bob??????? scraptheWAG
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7:26am Wed 2 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

the letter did not mention the chartist picture so why mention that in your letter, Monmouth if you have ever been there is s smart prosperous little town it was voted the third best place in the uk to live in a recent poll published in one of the nationals so i could not understand Flynn making a issue over it,

I suspect Bob like many in newport vote labour as a matter of course allowing the likes of flynn and his cronies to sit back and do what they have done for the last 30 years , didle squat.
the letter did not mention the chartist picture so why mention that in your letter, Monmouth if you have ever been there is s smart prosperous little town it was voted the third best place in the uk to live in a recent poll published in one of the nationals so i could not understand Flynn making a issue over it, I suspect Bob like many in newport vote labour as a matter of course allowing the likes of flynn and his cronies to sit back and do what they have done for the last 30 years , didle squat. scraptheWAG
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7:35am Wed 2 Apr 14

BobEvams2014 says...

Its time the Labour PArty was abolished, in fact the first thing UKIP will dowhen they win the next Election is make all opposition parties illeagal, so we can all unite behind the one true leader.
Its time the Labour PArty was abolished, in fact the first thing UKIP will dowhen they win the next Election is make all opposition parties illeagal, so we can all unite behind the one true leader. BobEvams2014
  • Score: -2

8:14am Wed 2 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

BobEvams2014 wrote:
Its time the Labour PArty was abolished, in fact the first thing UKIP will dowhen they win the next Election is make all opposition parties illeagal, so we can all unite behind the one true leader.
yes it would be a idea but then who would employ the likes of carwyn jones and flyn they are unemployable outside of the good old labour
[quote][p][bold]BobEvams2014[/bold] wrote: Its time the Labour PArty was abolished, in fact the first thing UKIP will dowhen they win the next Election is make all opposition parties illeagal, so we can all unite behind the one true leader.[/p][/quote]yes it would be a idea but then who would employ the likes of carwyn jones and flyn they are unemployable outside of the good old labour scraptheWAG
  • Score: 6

9:21am Wed 2 Apr 14

BobEvams2014 says...

Indeed sir 100% right, after all Neil Hamilton and Rod Richards are much more trustworthy than old Carwyn aren't they ?

Abolish all other political parties except UKIP and charge anyone not voting UKIP with treason I say
Indeed sir 100% right, after all Neil Hamilton and Rod Richards are much more trustworthy than old Carwyn aren't they ? Abolish all other political parties except UKIP and charge anyone not voting UKIP with treason I say BobEvams2014
  • Score: 2

3:15pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Good Job No Kids says...

Bob, a lot of the residents of Wales regardless of area would vote for a pig with a red rosette on such is the deep seated hatred of the Tories from the 80s.

Whilst in part understandable, it can be somewhat frustrating when those put in charge continually do a poor job.

In regard to the redevelopment on Newport - I am much more concerned with NCC being guarantor on an £80 million loan for which refinancing is far from guaranteed. The Chartist mural was an old relic of little relevance to the majority of residence. Whilst it could have been moved it is not a cost I would b willing to contribute to through taxation.

We all just need to pray that Friars Walk is a success and warrants refinancing once built, as investors certainly didn't have much confidence at proposal stage, hence why NCC are the Guarantor.

If refinancing fails NCC is lumbered with a massive debt and the council will be essentially bankrupt.

Which labour councillor, minister or other will be held responsible?
Bob, a lot of the residents of Wales regardless of area would vote for a pig with a red rosette on such is the deep seated hatred of the Tories from the 80s. Whilst in part understandable, it can be somewhat frustrating when those put in charge continually do a poor job. In regard to the redevelopment on Newport - I am much more concerned with NCC being guarantor on an £80 million loan for which refinancing is far from guaranteed. The Chartist mural was an old relic of little relevance to the majority of residence. Whilst it could have been moved it is not a cost I would b willing to contribute to through taxation. We all just need to pray that Friars Walk is a success and warrants refinancing once built, as investors certainly didn't have much confidence at proposal stage, hence why NCC are the Guarantor. If refinancing fails NCC is lumbered with a massive debt and the council will be essentially bankrupt. Which labour councillor, minister or other will be held responsible? Good Job No Kids
  • Score: 2

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