Sour taste left

First published in Letters

I SEE the post office on Bassaleg Road is being turned into an Indian takeaway.

Does Newport really need yet another Indian takeaway or do the politically correct city fathers merely “rubber stamp” these businesses?

Were residents objections noted or just simply shredded and filed in the waste bin?

Steve Lewis, Preston Avenue, Newport

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4:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mervyn James says...

We're being drowned in a avalanche of Curry and junk food passed off as 'world cuisine' no self respecting Indian would touch the crap dished out to Brits. Mediterranean food and Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Thai food is healthy, what they dish up to gullible Brits are the stuff they won't go near, fat, salt, sugar and meat, that defies description as from any known animal. Brits haven't any taste, hence why these business swamp food with spices and chilies so you cannot taste what it actually is.
We're being drowned in a avalanche of Curry and junk food passed off as 'world cuisine' no self respecting Indian would touch the crap dished out to Brits. Mediterranean food and Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Thai food is healthy, what they dish up to gullible Brits are the stuff they won't go near, fat, salt, sugar and meat, that defies description as from any known animal. Brits haven't any taste, hence why these business swamp food with spices and chilies so you cannot taste what it actually is. Mervyn James
  • Score: -5

5:50pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mrleebob says...

Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business.
Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business. mrleebob
  • Score: 10

5:55pm Tue 29 Jul 14

welshmen says...

mrleebob wrote:
Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business.
What's race got to do with a new curry house, you really sound stupid, Mervyn has not been racist to any Indian, just commented on his dislike of this type of food, which he has a right to do....
[quote][p][bold]mrleebob[/bold] wrote: Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business.[/p][/quote]What's race got to do with a new curry house, you really sound stupid, Mervyn has not been racist to any Indian, just commented on his dislike of this type of food, which he has a right to do.... welshmen
  • Score: -3

6:20pm Wed 30 Jul 14

mocyoung says...

welshmen wrote:
mrleebob wrote:
Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business.
What's race got to do with a new curry house, you really sound stupid, Mervyn has not been racist to any Indian, just commented on his dislike of this type of food, which he has a right to do....
Even by your blinkered standards, this is rich. Mervyn rather did more than that - he slurred all Asian takeaways and their cuisine. I suggest he tries others apart from Tamarind or Juboraj or Tesco ready meals. As for the original letter, accusing the council of being PC because they've allowed a post office to turn into an Asian takeaway says a lot more about Mr Lewis' prejudices than it does about the general state of post office closures around the country, or indeed legitimate businesses taking over empty shops.

And, as someone who has struggled to get a table at the Mughals or the Tamarind or Vanilla Spice in the past, I would suggest this cuisine IS popular and that Newport may just need another harmless, popular curry house.
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrleebob[/bold] wrote: Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business.[/p][/quote]What's race got to do with a new curry house, you really sound stupid, Mervyn has not been racist to any Indian, just commented on his dislike of this type of food, which he has a right to do....[/p][/quote]Even by your blinkered standards, this is rich. Mervyn rather did more than that - he slurred all Asian takeaways and their cuisine. I suggest he tries others apart from Tamarind or Juboraj or Tesco ready meals. As for the original letter, accusing the council of being PC because they've allowed a post office to turn into an Asian takeaway says a lot more about Mr Lewis' prejudices than it does about the general state of post office closures around the country, or indeed legitimate businesses taking over empty shops. And, as someone who has struggled to get a table at the Mughals or the Tamarind or Vanilla Spice in the past, I would suggest this cuisine IS popular and that Newport may just need another harmless, popular curry house. mocyoung
  • Score: 1

11:07pm Wed 30 Jul 14

welshmen says...

mocyoung wrote:
welshmen wrote:
mrleebob wrote:
Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business.
What's race got to do with a new curry house, you really sound stupid, Mervyn has not been racist to any Indian, just commented on his dislike of this type of food, which he has a right to do....
Even by your blinkered standards, this is rich. Mervyn rather did more than that - he slurred all Asian takeaways and their cuisine. I suggest he tries others apart from Tamarind or Juboraj or Tesco ready meals. As for the original letter, accusing the council of being PC because they've allowed a post office to turn into an Asian takeaway says a lot more about Mr Lewis' prejudices than it does about the general state of post office closures around the country, or indeed legitimate businesses taking over empty shops.

And, as someone who has struggled to get a table at the Mughals or the Tamarind or Vanilla Spice in the past, I would suggest this cuisine IS popular and that Newport may just need another harmless, popular curry house.
you and mrleebob waiters in a curry house are you, Mervyn now you've slurred all Asian food, but in actual fact you were praising it, read Mervyns post before you print your post....
[quote][p][bold]mocyoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrleebob[/bold] wrote: Why is this policital correctness? Are you, as I imagine, a horrible racist who opposes this simply because it's Indian? Would you rather the building had stayed unused? You oppose it but I'll bet you it will be popular and will be a good business. It will create jobs. It will create finance for the city. Get over yourself and support small business.[/p][/quote]What's race got to do with a new curry house, you really sound stupid, Mervyn has not been racist to any Indian, just commented on his dislike of this type of food, which he has a right to do....[/p][/quote]Even by your blinkered standards, this is rich. Mervyn rather did more than that - he slurred all Asian takeaways and their cuisine. I suggest he tries others apart from Tamarind or Juboraj or Tesco ready meals. As for the original letter, accusing the council of being PC because they've allowed a post office to turn into an Asian takeaway says a lot more about Mr Lewis' prejudices than it does about the general state of post office closures around the country, or indeed legitimate businesses taking over empty shops. And, as someone who has struggled to get a table at the Mughals or the Tamarind or Vanilla Spice in the past, I would suggest this cuisine IS popular and that Newport may just need another harmless, popular curry house.[/p][/quote]you and mrleebob waiters in a curry house are you, Mervyn now you've slurred all Asian food, but in actual fact you were praising it, read Mervyns post before you print your post.... welshmen
  • Score: 0

12:36am Wed 6 Aug 14

Howie' says...

Welshie Says ' Mervyn now you've slurred all Asian food, but in actual fact you were praising it, read Mervyns post before you print your post....'


Mervyn Says ' Brits haven't any taste, hence why these business swamp food with spices and chilies so you cannot taste what it actually is'.

Damned by faint praise me thinks, lol.
Welshie Says ' Mervyn now you've slurred all Asian food, but in actual fact you were praising it, read Mervyns post before you print your post....' Mervyn Says ' Brits haven't any taste, hence why these business swamp food with spices and chilies so you cannot taste what it actually is'. Damned by faint praise me thinks, lol. Howie'
  • Score: 1

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