'Stay off roads' for Nato summit's busy times

TRAFFIC: Significant congestion is expected during the Nato summit

TRAFFIC: Significant congestion is expected during the Nato summit

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AVOID the M4 in the late afternoon and evening of the first day of the Newport Nato summit, a stark warning to Newport residents says.

Public authorities say there will be significant congestion during the September 4 to 5 summit, and Newport council is advising of a peak late on September 4.

One major city firm, with 450 employees in the city centre, says it is encouraging staff to use public transport, car share or allow extra time.

Summit organisers will be faced with moving large numbers of delegates to their hotels on the evening of September 4, while others will be heading to events outside the Celtic Manor Resort.

A note on Newport council’s website reads: “It is currently anticipated that peak disruption is likely to occur on the M4 between the Severn Bridge and Cardiff (in both directions) on the late afternoon and evening of Thursday September 4.”

It goes on: “Motorists should aim to avoid this route completely if at all possible, especially for local journeys around Newport during this time, as it is expected there may still be potentially significant and unavoidable congestion.

“Please consider walking, cycling, car sharing or using public transport for all journeys over these two days and remember to allow extra time for travel.”

A spokeswoman from insurance firm Admiral said it is going to encourage its 450 staff in Newport city centre to “travel by public transport or car share with colleagues, and to allow extra time for their journey”.

Insurance comparison site GoCompare, which is also based in Newport, said possible options include working from home and flexible start and finish times.

Gwent Police is aiming to get in touch with residents and businesses affected by the summit – the Argus itself has received a letter warning of “significant and unavoidable congestion” at certain times on September 4 and 5.

It says any impact on traffic and pedestrians will be focused around the Celtic Manor, Cardiff City Centre and the roads in between, particularly the M4.

A UK Government spokesperson said: “While the summit itself is taking place at Celtic Manor we’re very keen to give leaders a taste of Wales – showcasing what’s on offer.

“We are working closely with the local authorities and police to achieve this while minimising disruption.”

Anyone with concerns can contact the Gwent Police Summit Planning team by emailing natosummit@gwent.pnn.police.uk or calling 01633 642449.

Archbishop of Wales backs anti-Nato protestors

THE Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, has come out in support of anti-Nato protestors.

A Church in Wales spokeswoman confirmed yesterday that the archbishop had signed the No Nato Newport “statement of opposition.”

However she said the archbishop wouldn’t be taking part in protests themselves, due to take place in the days leading to the September event.

Prominent anti-Nato activist, Welsh Green party leader Pippa Bartolotti, says the archbishop signed up “very early” to the statement which reads “No to NATO, No to War, No to Austerity.”

“We are a broad church, literally,” she said, saying she didn’t know the Archbishop’s motivation for joining in.

“It’s all about helping magnify the voices of the little people that are being bombed and droned,” she added.

As well as the archbishop, signatories include prominent Plaid AMs Simon Thomas, Rhodri Glyn Thomas and Bethan Jenkins, and MEP Jill Evans.

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8:06pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Mervyn James says...

What compensation are these lunatics offering us for the inconvenience ? Our children losing a days education, disruptions to traffic, affecting our jobs for the duration ? ALL that just so Terry Mathews can make money ?
What compensation are these lunatics offering us for the inconvenience ? Our children losing a days education, disruptions to traffic, affecting our jobs for the duration ? ALL that just so Terry Mathews can make money ? Mervyn James
  • Score: 61

9:55am Sat 5 Jul 14

riley91011 says...

Newport made about 30 bob out of the Ryder cup. With inflation I expect it will make 2 quid out of the NATO thingy. I dont blame Matthews for profiting from it, ( doesnt he make enough out of the turkeys), but dont tell us how wonderful it will be for the town..
I expect after all the damage created by the protesters is repaired, if it is, the town will make about seventeen and six.


Disgruntled of Tunbridge Wells
Newport made about 30 bob out of the Ryder cup. With inflation I expect it will make 2 quid out of the NATO thingy. I dont blame Matthews for profiting from it, ( doesnt he make enough out of the turkeys), but dont tell us how wonderful it will be for the town.. I expect after all the damage created by the protesters is repaired, if it is, the town will make about seventeen and six. Disgruntled of Tunbridge Wells riley91011
  • Score: 30

10:44am Sat 5 Jul 14

pippabartolotti says...

To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event pippabartolotti
  • Score: -33

2:02pm Sat 5 Jul 14

smokintheweed says...

pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too?
[quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too? smokintheweed
  • Score: 18

4:58pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Floppy backed says...

It is not acceptable for schools to close full stop! Once the Celtic has the conference centre then this kind of mass including political attendees cannot affect everyday occurrences to the population of Newport. To think that the residents of Newport and paying for teachers to have another day off fully paid is ludicrous. Then go back to school a day earlier then or change the hours. This would not happen in private enterprises and the knock on effect to parents is critical. What are they expected to do have a day off without pay this having an effect on the business too if the main workforce is from Newport? or pay another £20 for childcare times how many children you have.

For our business we will have make sure that we pick up work locally (very local) or stay on site (non productive day).
It is not acceptable for schools to close full stop! Once the Celtic has the conference centre then this kind of mass including political attendees cannot affect everyday occurrences to the population of Newport. To think that the residents of Newport and paying for teachers to have another day off fully paid is ludicrous. Then go back to school a day earlier then or change the hours. This would not happen in private enterprises and the knock on effect to parents is critical. What are they expected to do have a day off without pay this having an effect on the business too if the main workforce is from Newport? or pay another £20 for childcare times how many children you have. For our business we will have make sure that we pick up work locally (very local) or stay on site (non productive day). Floppy backed
  • Score: 12

5:43pm Sat 5 Jul 14

mep says...

Some people need to get into the real world, in an ideal world we wouldn't have war and austerity but we do not have an ideal world. just look at the Islamist militant group Isis in Iraq and Syria.
Some people need to get into the real world, in an ideal world we wouldn't have war and austerity but we do not have an ideal world. just look at the Islamist militant group Isis in Iraq and Syria. mep
  • Score: 12

6:55pm Sat 5 Jul 14

john.hall1000 says...

How long has been planned to hold it in Newport, sorry the celtic manor, surely the police and nato should have chosen a better place.
How long has been planned to hold it in Newport, sorry the celtic manor, surely the police and nato should have chosen a better place. john.hall1000
  • Score: 11

7:02pm Sat 5 Jul 14

st juliano says...

I just wish they would admit what the rest of us already know, that the bit of the M4 that goes past the celtic manor will be closed.
I just wish they would admit what the rest of us already know, that the bit of the M4 that goes past the celtic manor will be closed. st juliano
  • Score: 30

7:12pm Sat 5 Jul 14

GogExile says...

pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
Presumably then, after selecting the area of Newport with the largest Mosque, Pippa will take the opportunity to also condemn the wholesale slaughter carried on an hourly basis by ISIS, Al Queda and AQAP. Hopefully, she'll condemn FGM and forced marriage too Maybe bring up electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets? Perhaps bring up the 8,000 fatalities in Srebineca which would have escalated to unimaginable figures without NATO intervention. Maybe the fact that NATO were the Bulwark against brutal Soviet expansionism? You know, with their socialist Gulags and commissars. Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes?
[quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]Presumably then, after selecting the area of Newport with the largest Mosque, Pippa will take the opportunity to also condemn the wholesale slaughter carried on an hourly basis by ISIS, Al Queda and AQAP. Hopefully, she'll condemn FGM and forced marriage too Maybe bring up electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets? Perhaps bring up the 8,000 fatalities in Srebineca which would have escalated to unimaginable figures without NATO intervention. Maybe the fact that NATO were the Bulwark against brutal Soviet expansionism? You know, with their socialist Gulags and commissars. Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes? GogExile
  • Score: 30

7:28pm Sat 5 Jul 14

nerdherd says...

A UK Government spokesperson said: “While the summit itself is taking place at Celtic Manor we’re very keen to give leaders a taste of Wales – showcasing what’s on offer.
Any impact on traffic and pedestrians will be focused around the Celtic Manor, Cardiff City Centre and the roads in between, particularly the M4. NOT showcasing Newport then
A UK Government spokesperson said: “While the summit itself is taking place at Celtic Manor we’re very keen to give leaders a taste of Wales – showcasing what’s on offer. Any impact on traffic and pedestrians will be focused around the Celtic Manor, Cardiff City Centre and the roads in between, particularly the M4. NOT showcasing Newport then nerdherd
  • Score: 20

7:37pm Sat 5 Jul 14

cjwales1 says...

Why should we who live here all year stay off the roads ?????

What a pompous self righteous statement !!!!!!!
I have no issues at all with Nato nor the summit being held at the Celtic Manor.
However do have major concerns that yet again, locals are going to be treated like 2nd class citizens !!!
Let the very well payed delegates make their own way thru the Nightmare that is Newport traffic.
Just wondering who do I bill for my wasted time if I am sat in a queue because Barack fancies a Maccy D ???? Seems that is the only thing the delegates actually want from Newport !!!!!

CJ :)
Why should we who live here all year stay off the roads ????? What a pompous self righteous statement !!!!!!! I have no issues at all with Nato nor the summit being held at the Celtic Manor. However do have major concerns that yet again, locals are going to be treated like 2nd class citizens !!! Let the very well payed delegates make their own way thru the Nightmare that is Newport traffic. Just wondering who do I bill for my wasted time if I am sat in a queue because Barack fancies a Maccy D ???? Seems that is the only thing the delegates actually want from Newport !!!!! CJ :) cjwales1
  • Score: 18

7:39pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Casnewydd lad says...

There was a meeting at Nash college last week about this NATO summit and only 5people turned up, people need to ask when the next meeting is and attend, on the Saturday night the NATO leaders are heading to city hall in Cardiff for a meal so t he m4 will have a rolling road block which will be 3 miles in front of the convoy and 3 miles behind plus the 2 miles of NATO security ans leaders so stay out the way that day and two weeks before the summit a 3 mile fence is going up and will stay there until a week after the summit has finished, the secret service wanted to shut down all roads within a 3 mile radias of the Celtic manor but Gwent police said no as that will include the m4 and the Monmouth road.
There was a meeting at Nash college last week about this NATO summit and only 5people turned up, people need to ask when the next meeting is and attend, on the Saturday night the NATO leaders are heading to city hall in Cardiff for a meal so t he m4 will have a rolling road block which will be 3 miles in front of the convoy and 3 miles behind plus the 2 miles of NATO security ans leaders so stay out the way that day and two weeks before the summit a 3 mile fence is going up and will stay there until a week after the summit has finished, the secret service wanted to shut down all roads within a 3 mile radias of the Celtic manor but Gwent police said no as that will include the m4 and the Monmouth road. Casnewydd lad
  • Score: 11

8:08pm Sat 5 Jul 14

spanner100 says...

john.hall1000 wrote:
How long has been planned to hold it in Newport, sorry the celtic manor, surely the police and nato should have chosen a better place.
In the middle of the Sahara desert!!.
[quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: How long has been planned to hold it in Newport, sorry the celtic manor, surely the police and nato should have chosen a better place.[/p][/quote]In the middle of the Sahara desert!!. spanner100
  • Score: 15

9:28pm Sat 5 Jul 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

I'd advise anyone that commutes in and out of Newport every day to take a sleeping bag in with them and bed down in the workplace for a few nights whilst this is on.
I'd advise anyone that commutes in and out of Newport every day to take a sleeping bag in with them and bed down in the workplace for a few nights whilst this is on. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 2

7:03am Sun 6 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

GogExile wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
Presumably then, after selecting the area of Newport with the largest Mosque, Pippa will take the opportunity to also condemn the wholesale slaughter carried on an hourly basis by ISIS, Al Queda and AQAP. Hopefully, she'll condemn FGM and forced marriage too Maybe bring up electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets? Perhaps bring up the 8,000 fatalities in Srebineca which would have escalated to unimaginable figures without NATO intervention. Maybe the fact that NATO were the Bulwark against brutal Soviet expansionism? You know, with their socialist Gulags and commissars. Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes?
' Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes?'

As if, lol. Good post though, Gogexile.
[quote][p][bold]GogExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]Presumably then, after selecting the area of Newport with the largest Mosque, Pippa will take the opportunity to also condemn the wholesale slaughter carried on an hourly basis by ISIS, Al Queda and AQAP. Hopefully, she'll condemn FGM and forced marriage too Maybe bring up electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets? Perhaps bring up the 8,000 fatalities in Srebineca which would have escalated to unimaginable figures without NATO intervention. Maybe the fact that NATO were the Bulwark against brutal Soviet expansionism? You know, with their socialist Gulags and commissars. Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes?[/p][/quote]' Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes?' As if, lol. Good post though, Gogexile. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 0

8:31am Sun 6 Jul 14

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10:09am Sun 6 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

GogExile wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
Presumably then, after selecting the area of Newport with the largest Mosque, Pippa will take the opportunity to also condemn the wholesale slaughter carried on an hourly basis by ISIS, Al Queda and AQAP. Hopefully, she'll condemn FGM and forced marriage too Maybe bring up electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets? Perhaps bring up the 8,000 fatalities in Srebineca which would have escalated to unimaginable figures without NATO intervention. Maybe the fact that NATO were the Bulwark against brutal Soviet expansionism? You know, with their socialist Gulags and commissars. Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes?
Totally true. What is also fascinating is to see ultra-conservative elements of the (is it Anglican or non-conformist? I haven't a clue) Church such as Bishop Morgan allying themselves with the left. Presumably the Bish is showing solidarity with the Serbs and their treatment of Mohammedans in former Jugoslavia.......
[quote][p][bold]GogExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]Presumably then, after selecting the area of Newport with the largest Mosque, Pippa will take the opportunity to also condemn the wholesale slaughter carried on an hourly basis by ISIS, Al Queda and AQAP. Hopefully, she'll condemn FGM and forced marriage too Maybe bring up electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets? Perhaps bring up the 8,000 fatalities in Srebineca which would have escalated to unimaginable figures without NATO intervention. Maybe the fact that NATO were the Bulwark against brutal Soviet expansionism? You know, with their socialist Gulags and commissars. Or maybe she's just a lazy politician courting votes?[/p][/quote]Totally true. What is also fascinating is to see ultra-conservative elements of the (is it Anglican or non-conformist? I haven't a clue) Church such as Bishop Morgan allying themselves with the left. Presumably the Bish is showing solidarity with the Serbs and their treatment of Mohammedans in former Jugoslavia....... Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

2:56pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Lliswerry Man says...

smokintheweed wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too?
Thought it was a Jaguar?

Which of course has no relevance to the story in hand.

At least an attempt at teaching youngsters all about peaceful resolution is happening in the City, something clearly lost with some of the people who frequent these pages and shows how it is clearly needed, so the next generation grow up loving each other and respecting each other, not hating at every opportunity because someone has a different viewpoint to your own.
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too?[/p][/quote]Thought it was a Jaguar? Which of course has no relevance to the story in hand. At least an attempt at teaching youngsters all about peaceful resolution is happening in the City, something clearly lost with some of the people who frequent these pages and shows how it is clearly needed, so the next generation grow up loving each other and respecting each other, not hating at every opportunity because someone has a different viewpoint to your own. Lliswerry Man
  • Score: 6

4:30pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Frankfurt says...

spanner100 wrote:
john.hall1000 wrote:
How long has been planned to hold it in Newport, sorry the celtic manor, surely the police and nato should have chosen a better place.
In the middle of the Sahara desert!!.
Well if it's good enough for the World cup ...............
[quote][p][bold]spanner100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john.hall1000[/bold] wrote: How long has been planned to hold it in Newport, sorry the celtic manor, surely the police and nato should have chosen a better place.[/p][/quote]In the middle of the Sahara desert!!.[/p][/quote]Well if it's good enough for the World cup ............... Frankfurt
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Frankfurt says...

Floppy backed wrote:
It is not acceptable for schools to close full stop! Once the Celtic has the conference centre then this kind of mass including political attendees cannot affect everyday occurrences to the population of Newport. To think that the residents of Newport and paying for teachers to have another day off fully paid is ludicrous. Then go back to school a day earlier then or change the hours. This would not happen in private enterprises and the knock on effect to parents is critical. What are they expected to do have a day off without pay this having an effect on the business too if the main workforce is from Newport? or pay another £20 for childcare times how many children you have.

For our business we will have make sure that we pick up work locally (very local) or stay on site (non productive day).
My grand-daughters' school will close but the lost days will be replaced later in the year so no schooling will be lost. And it is not correct to assume that if a school is closed the teachers will not be working. I guess that many of them will be.
[quote][p][bold]Floppy backed[/bold] wrote: It is not acceptable for schools to close full stop! Once the Celtic has the conference centre then this kind of mass including political attendees cannot affect everyday occurrences to the population of Newport. To think that the residents of Newport and paying for teachers to have another day off fully paid is ludicrous. Then go back to school a day earlier then or change the hours. This would not happen in private enterprises and the knock on effect to parents is critical. What are they expected to do have a day off without pay this having an effect on the business too if the main workforce is from Newport? or pay another £20 for childcare times how many children you have. For our business we will have make sure that we pick up work locally (very local) or stay on site (non productive day).[/p][/quote]My grand-daughters' school will close but the lost days will be replaced later in the year so no schooling will be lost. And it is not correct to assume that if a school is closed the teachers will not be working. I guess that many of them will be. Frankfurt
  • Score: -3

5:16pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

Lliswerry Man wrote:
smokintheweed wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too?
Thought it was a Jaguar?

Which of course has no relevance to the story in hand.

At least an attempt at teaching youngsters all about peaceful resolution is happening in the City, something clearly lost with some of the people who frequent these pages and shows how it is clearly needed, so the next generation grow up loving each other and respecting each other, not hating at every opportunity because someone has a different viewpoint to your own.
Perhaps the venue of the family day should be changed to Bagdad.
[quote][p][bold]Lliswerry Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too?[/p][/quote]Thought it was a Jaguar? Which of course has no relevance to the story in hand. At least an attempt at teaching youngsters all about peaceful resolution is happening in the City, something clearly lost with some of the people who frequent these pages and shows how it is clearly needed, so the next generation grow up loving each other and respecting each other, not hating at every opportunity because someone has a different viewpoint to your own.[/p][/quote]Perhaps the venue of the family day should be changed to Bagdad. Dai Rear
  • Score: 3

7:19pm Sun 6 Jul 14

ianto100 says...

Newport will get the pain while Cardiff will get the business just like the Ryder cup
Newport will get the pain while Cardiff will get the business just like the Ryder cup ianto100
  • Score: 12

8:24am Mon 7 Jul 14

blackandamber says...

pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.
[quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years. blackandamber
  • Score: 3

10:37am Mon 7 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

blackandamber wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.
I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.
[quote][p][bold]blackandamber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.[/p][/quote]I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century. Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

1:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

russ angel says...

riley91011 wrote:
Newport made about 30 bob out of the Ryder cup. With inflation I expect it will make 2 quid out of the NATO thingy. I dont blame Matthews for profiting from it, ( doesnt he make enough out of the turkeys), but dont tell us how wonderful it will be for the town..
I expect after all the damage created by the protesters is repaired, if it is, the town will make about seventeen and six.


Disgruntled of Tunbridge Wells
Turkeys? Try Bernard Matthews for the turkeys.
[quote][p][bold]riley91011[/bold] wrote: Newport made about 30 bob out of the Ryder cup. With inflation I expect it will make 2 quid out of the NATO thingy. I dont blame Matthews for profiting from it, ( doesnt he make enough out of the turkeys), but dont tell us how wonderful it will be for the town.. I expect after all the damage created by the protesters is repaired, if it is, the town will make about seventeen and six. Disgruntled of Tunbridge Wells[/p][/quote]Turkeys? Try Bernard Matthews for the turkeys. russ angel
  • Score: -1

1:50pm Mon 7 Jul 14

jimmytheone2 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
blackandamber wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.
I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.
Do you ever say anything relevant or interesting. Don't bother answering, it's a rhetorical question, we know the answer already.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackandamber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.[/p][/quote]I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.[/p][/quote]Do you ever say anything relevant or interesting. Don't bother answering, it's a rhetorical question, we know the answer already. jimmytheone2
  • Score: -2

10:45pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

jimmytheone2 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
blackandamber wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.
I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.
Do you ever say anything relevant or interesting. Don't bother answering, it's a rhetorical question, we know the answer already.
Very profound. A great contribution, like all your others. Don't forget, Thursday at 10 is signing-on day.
[quote][p][bold]jimmytheone2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackandamber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.[/p][/quote]I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.[/p][/quote]Do you ever say anything relevant or interesting. Don't bother answering, it's a rhetorical question, we know the answer already.[/p][/quote]Very profound. A great contribution, like all your others. Don't forget, Thursday at 10 is signing-on day. Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

10:13am Tue 8 Jul 14

Magor says...

If it kicks off will residents be compensated for damage to cars and property?
If it kicks off will residents be compensated for damage to cars and property? Magor
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Jack Land says...

The protesters will be rioting, sorry, protesting for a few days beforehand no doubt. How am I supposed to make my way through them to get to work? Leave earlier you say? I can't leave until I've dropped son off at school. I work in Bristol and could stay there but that means pulling son out of school for a day........if indeed the school is open and given that the school is the one which will be MOST affected by the summit you think that the powers that be would have released the closure dates by now, but no. This whole lack of organisation is an utter farce.
The protesters will be rioting, sorry, protesting for a few days beforehand no doubt. How am I supposed to make my way through them to get to work? Leave earlier you say? I can't leave until I've dropped son off at school. I work in Bristol and could stay there but that means pulling son out of school for a day........if indeed the school is open and given that the school is the one which will be MOST affected by the summit you think that the powers that be would have released the closure dates by now, but no. This whole lack of organisation is an utter farce. Jack Land
  • Score: -1

2:21pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Japan1 says...

Pity there isn't another road in the area which would enable us to avoid the Celtic. I suppose we can wait another 30 years or so for that.
Pity there isn't another road in the area which would enable us to avoid the Celtic. I suppose we can wait another 30 years or so for that. Japan1
  • Score: -1

7:20pm Tue 8 Jul 14

riley91011 says...

russ angel wrote:
riley91011 wrote:
Newport made about 30 bob out of the Ryder cup. With inflation I expect it will make 2 quid out of the NATO thingy. I dont blame Matthews for profiting from it, ( doesnt he make enough out of the turkeys), but dont tell us how wonderful it will be for the town..
I expect after all the damage created by the protesters is repaired, if it is, the town will make about seventeen and six.


Disgruntled of Tunbridge Wells
Turkeys? Try Bernard Matthews for the turkeys.
you are getting mixed up with his cousin Stanley who used to play football
easily done
disgruntled of bath and wells
[quote][p][bold]russ angel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]riley91011[/bold] wrote: Newport made about 30 bob out of the Ryder cup. With inflation I expect it will make 2 quid out of the NATO thingy. I dont blame Matthews for profiting from it, ( doesnt he make enough out of the turkeys), but dont tell us how wonderful it will be for the town.. I expect after all the damage created by the protesters is repaired, if it is, the town will make about seventeen and six. Disgruntled of Tunbridge Wells[/p][/quote]Turkeys? Try Bernard Matthews for the turkeys.[/p][/quote]you are getting mixed up with his cousin Stanley who used to play football easily done disgruntled of bath and wells riley91011
  • Score: -1

8:16pm Tue 8 Jul 14

AlunJ89 says...

I love how they're telling us to avoid the area, yet there is literally no signage for the little known diversionary route around the steelworks. I live in the area and have heard nothing at all regarding closures and how we are going to be affected.
I love how they're telling us to avoid the area, yet there is literally no signage for the little known diversionary route around the steelworks. I live in the area and have heard nothing at all regarding closures and how we are going to be affected. AlunJ89
  • Score: -2

11:13pm Wed 9 Jul 14

jimmytheone2 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
blackandamber wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.
I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.
Dai, you been a quiet boy latesly. I hears you been unwell, but better now. The surgeons removed your head from your arse. 3 cheers for the NHS - will treat anyone regardless of nationality or mental capacity, and thats the way it should be.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackandamber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.[/p][/quote]I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.[/p][/quote]Dai, you been a quiet boy latesly. I hears you been unwell, but better now. The surgeons removed your head from your arse. 3 cheers for the NHS - will treat anyone regardless of nationality or mental capacity, and thats the way it should be. jimmytheone2
  • Score: 0

1:49am Thu 10 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

jimmytheone2 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
blackandamber wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.
I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.
Dai, you been a quiet boy latesly. I hears you been unwell, but better now. The surgeons removed your head from your arse. 3 cheers for the NHS - will treat anyone regardless of nationality or mental capacity, and thats the way it should be.
Thank you for another uniquely positive contribution. In the exceptionally unlikely event of your ever having an original thought, do please share it with those who've long given up hope of such a miracle on your part.
[quote][p][bold]jimmytheone2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blackandamber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]It's the warmongers that have kept the peace for the last 70 years.[/p][/quote]I think that's their grievance. The plan was for the Soviet Union to win. Thanks , inter alia, to NATO and vodka, that didn't happen. The useful idiots and fellow travellers remain pretty miffed about that after a quarter century.[/p][/quote]Dai, you been a quiet boy latesly. I hears you been unwell, but better now. The surgeons removed your head from your arse. 3 cheers for the NHS - will treat anyone regardless of nationality or mental capacity, and thats the way it should be.[/p][/quote]Thank you for another uniquely positive contribution. In the exceptionally unlikely event of your ever having an original thought, do please share it with those who've long given up hope of such a miracle on your part. Dai Rear
  • Score: 1

1:51am Thu 10 Jul 14

Dai Rear says...

PS hope you read this before 10. Hate to think of you losing your JSA and back with the Issue.
PS hope you read this before 10. Hate to think of you losing your JSA and back with the Issue. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Thu 10 Jul 14

GogExile says...

Lliswerry Man wrote:
smokintheweed wrote:
pippabartolotti wrote:
To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event
Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too?
Thought it was a Jaguar?

Which of course has no relevance to the story in hand.

At least an attempt at teaching youngsters all about peaceful resolution is happening in the City, something clearly lost with some of the people who frequent these pages and shows how it is clearly needed, so the next generation grow up loving each other and respecting each other, not hating at every opportunity because someone has a different viewpoint to your own.
So why reference, and actually only reference drones, which have almost exclusively been used in the tribal areas of Pakistan and then choose a part of the city with a large Pakistani population for her 'peaceful conflict resolution ' rally? She's deliberately chosen the most inflammatory hot topic she could when promoting this event in regard to the area she's holding it in. She's promoting conflict. She's fanning flames and is disgracefully smug about it.
[quote][p][bold]Lliswerry Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pippabartolotti[/bold] wrote: To help combat the disruption caused by the warmongers at the Celtic Manor, we are putting on a family day on Thursday 4th September in Pill Mill, where children and young people can learn about non-violent conflict resolution. NoNatoNewport will give us all something positive and lasting to remember the event[/p][/quote]Hey, Pippa. Still pushing green issues? Still got the Range Rover too?[/p][/quote]Thought it was a Jaguar? Which of course has no relevance to the story in hand. At least an attempt at teaching youngsters all about peaceful resolution is happening in the City, something clearly lost with some of the people who frequent these pages and shows how it is clearly needed, so the next generation grow up loving each other and respecting each other, not hating at every opportunity because someone has a different viewpoint to your own.[/p][/quote]So why reference, and actually only reference drones, which have almost exclusively been used in the tribal areas of Pakistan and then choose a part of the city with a large Pakistani population for her 'peaceful conflict resolution ' rally? She's deliberately chosen the most inflammatory hot topic she could when promoting this event in regard to the area she's holding it in. She's promoting conflict. She's fanning flames and is disgracefully smug about it. GogExile
  • Score: 4

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