Tale of two cities

First published in Letters

IT REALLY makes me laugh when Labour nationally complains about the two track economy in the UK, ie London and the rest. A situation in part brought about by mainly private sector and overseas led investment when Welsh Labour have used billions of government and grant money to replicate the same environment in Wales. An environment they claim to bitterly oppose.

Since devolution it is fair to say Cardiff has boomed as the mainly sole recipient of all the European grant money that comes into Wales, billions poured into our capital city and the benefactor of thousands upon thousands of well-paid non-jobs down the assembly. Nearly half the city works for the state, we even have to subsidise the airport, not that any of them chose to use it, and the city seems to get more state aid than Israel. It is no coincidence that in this period Newport has seen a dramatic demise from a once average town to the wreckage it has now become today, the Welsh Assembly only begrudgingly gave us a grant to knock down the bus station multi-storey when it was deemed to be near collapse. It really is the tale of two cities.

C Bradley Caerleon Road Newport

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10:29am Tue 29 Jul 14

Port0214 says...

The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.
The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote. Port0214
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8:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

Port0214 wrote:
The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.
because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum
[quote][p][bold]Port0214[/bold] wrote: The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.[/p][/quote]because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum scraptheWAG
  • Score: -1

8:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

Port0214 wrote:
The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.
because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum
[quote][p][bold]Port0214[/bold] wrote: The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.[/p][/quote]because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum scraptheWAG
  • Score: -2

10:20am Thu 31 Jul 14

Nig says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Port0214 wrote:
The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.
because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum
what a sad individual you are people vote for the party of their chose, not the party of your chose.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Port0214[/bold] wrote: The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.[/p][/quote]because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum[/p][/quote]what a sad individual you are people vote for the party of their chose, not the party of your chose. Nig
  • Score: 0

10:26am Thu 31 Jul 14

Nig says...

people vote for the party of their chose ,not the party of your chose .
people vote for the party of their chose ,not the party of your chose . Nig
  • Score: 0

10:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

Nig says...

There must be something wrong with you , Newport is not a Slum , not even in Caerleon Road .
There must be something wrong with you , Newport is not a Slum , not even in Caerleon Road . Nig
  • Score: 2

10:36am Thu 31 Jul 14

Nig says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Port0214 wrote:
The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.
because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum
the biggest tragedy is people like you who believe they are some how superior to us mere mortals and that because people disagree with you they are some how deluded , sheer arrogance !!
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Port0214[/bold] wrote: The biggest tragedy of all is the continued mindless labour vote.[/p][/quote]because there father did of course maybe labour think people in newport are happy to live in a slum[/p][/quote]the biggest tragedy is people like you who believe they are some how superior to us mere mortals and that because people disagree with you they are some how deluded , sheer arrogance !! Nig
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