No vote for us

First published in Letters

TO USE the elegant words of Ken Brown, Newport, as a proud Welshman, I have no wish to have the laws that govern me made by a bunch of unelected, overpaid, egocentric, self-serving, inward looking little Maggie Thatchers that I am unable to remove from power. Like Scotland, Wales have never voted for a majority Conservative government who closed Welsh pits, introduced the poll tax and now the bedroom tax. Under a Tony Blair Labour government, Wales never had a vote on whether to invade Iraq or to be Robin to the USA Batman when it comes to crime fighting around the world. In doing so, Wales and the rest of the UK have become more of a target to the terrorist attacks.

Andrew Nutt, Heolddu Road, Bargoed

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2:18pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Walter Devereux says...

Nonsense. In our representative democracy we vote for a single representative out of over 600. There is no way that every single person's morals or ideas will be respected. You cannot have everything your own way. To suggest otherwise is pure delusion.
Nonsense. In our representative democracy we vote for a single representative out of over 600. There is no way that every single person's morals or ideas will be respected. You cannot have everything your own way. To suggest otherwise is pure delusion. Walter Devereux
  • Score: 6

5:47pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

'Under a Tony Blair Labour government, Wales never had a vote on whether to invade Iraq or to be Robin to the USA Batman'

What is Mr Nutt on about? 48.6% of people in Wales voted Labour in 2001. If that isn't shoving your weight behind Blair then what is?
'Under a Tony Blair Labour government, Wales never had a vote on whether to invade Iraq or to be Robin to the USA Batman' What is Mr Nutt on about? 48.6% of people in Wales voted Labour in 2001. If that isn't shoving your weight behind Blair then what is? Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Fri 18 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

Llanmartinangel says... more people voted for parties to stay in EU but its the UKIP anti europe party that caused the stirr. By the end of Labour government less people voted Labour. Parties gain and loss votes over the years.
Llanmartinangel says... more people voted for parties to stay in EU but its the UKIP anti europe party that caused the stirr. By the end of Labour government less people voted Labour. Parties gain and loss votes over the years. pwlldu
  • Score: -1

7:51pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

pwlldu wrote:
Llanmartinangel says... more people voted for parties to stay in EU but its the UKIP anti europe party that caused the stirr. By the end of Labour government less people voted Labour. Parties gain and loss votes over the years.
I just don't get what you're saying. The people of Kent or West Sussex can't remove the Westminster parties on their own. What's different? There are 650 seats. Wales has its share. Like Lancashire or Cornwall.
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Llanmartinangel says... more people voted for parties to stay in EU but its the UKIP anti europe party that caused the stirr. By the end of Labour government less people voted Labour. Parties gain and loss votes over the years.[/p][/quote]I just don't get what you're saying. The people of Kent or West Sussex can't remove the Westminster parties on their own. What's different? There are 650 seats. Wales has its share. Like Lancashire or Cornwall. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 2

11:05pm Sat 19 Jul 14

pwlldu says...

To Llanmartinangel says... the MEP's have been all elected by the people of their country. So this myth that they are unelected is wrong. They form groups within the EU to form a big group to run the EU. In Britain the same happens, the biggest party forms a government. Wales has always relied on the kindness of English, Scottish and NI MP's, because few Labour / Tory MP's from Wales can't have that a big voice within the Tory or Labour parties. In other words if a million pound was to go to one area chances are it would go to an english area. The Tories are not intrested or care about Wales. While Labour takes Wales for granted because of the number of votes they get.
To Llanmartinangel says... the MEP's have been all elected by the people of their country. So this myth that they are unelected is wrong. They form groups within the EU to form a big group to run the EU. In Britain the same happens, the biggest party forms a government. Wales has always relied on the kindness of English, Scottish and NI MP's, because few Labour / Tory MP's from Wales can't have that a big voice within the Tory or Labour parties. In other words if a million pound was to go to one area chances are it would go to an english area. The Tories are not intrested or care about Wales. While Labour takes Wales for granted because of the number of votes they get. pwlldu
  • Score: 2

9:06am Thu 24 Jul 14

Japan1 says...

Our electoral system is undemocratic, and when we had the opportunity we supported the status quo. Safe seats, of which most of them in parliament are, show what a sham of democracy we have.
Our electoral system is undemocratic, and when we had the opportunity we supported the status quo. Safe seats, of which most of them in parliament are, show what a sham of democracy we have. Japan1
  • Score: 0

11:29am Thu 24 Jul 14

Bobevans says...

The assembly does not have to implement most of those things. With its new powers to raise taxes they can do almost what they like. Whether you will be keen on 30% income tax might be another matter
The assembly does not have to implement most of those things. With its new powers to raise taxes they can do almost what they like. Whether you will be keen on 30% income tax might be another matter Bobevans
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11:31am Thu 24 Jul 14

Bobevans says...

Walter Devereux wrote:
Nonsense. In our representative democracy we vote for a single representative out of over 600. There is no way that every single person's morals or ideas will be respected. You cannot have everything your own way. To suggest otherwise is pure delusion.
As more powers are being transferred to the Wag Nutty Nut may get his way. Whether he wants to pay a much higher income tax rate for all these things might be another matter
[quote][p][bold]Walter Devereux[/bold] wrote: Nonsense. In our representative democracy we vote for a single representative out of over 600. There is no way that every single person's morals or ideas will be respected. You cannot have everything your own way. To suggest otherwise is pure delusion.[/p][/quote]As more powers are being transferred to the Wag Nutty Nut may get his way. Whether he wants to pay a much higher income tax rate for all these things might be another matter Bobevans
  • Score: 0

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