Resist cuts

First published in Letters

“COUNCILLORS to hear plan to close leisure centres”

I have written to MP Chris Evans and copied into the email each of the “73” members of the Caerphilly County Borough Council with my remonstrations concerning even the thought of closing our local amenities.

Leisure centres and bowling greens are at the centre of our communities used by all ages.

I expect I’m not alone in writing to MPs and councillors this evening as Social Media is alight with talk of these closures.

Take our amenities away and what have we got?

Where does all the council tax and other taxes go as the cost of living rises but our pay doesn’t?

It’s time to make a stand against these cuts.

David Clements Crosskeys

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10:44am Tue 5 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

The council and the Assembly promote healthy life styles, while cutting services that keep people healthy. With diet information and correct exercise for the indivdual.
The council and the Assembly promote healthy life styles, while cutting services that keep people healthy. With diet information and correct exercise for the indivdual. pwlldu
  • Score: 4

4:36pm Tue 5 Aug 14

theviking666 says...

73 ..now that's a number that needs cutting, how about 37 that looks better
73 ..now that's a number that needs cutting, how about 37 that looks better theviking666
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Tue 5 Aug 14

scraptheWAG says...

write to your AM and ask why they subsidise a flight at the cost of one million per annum to carry 2 AM's to work can spend millions refub the WAG headquarters but you have to do without a sports centre.
write to your AM and ask why they subsidise a flight at the cost of one million per annum to carry 2 AM's to work can spend millions refub the WAG headquarters but you have to do without a sports centre. scraptheWAG
  • Score: -2

8:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

allanrees1980 says...

I just want to see people involved in politics from grass routes upwards. I urge anyone who's interested to get involved in whatever political party they choose. If you want to make that difference and resist, get to your local meetings and voice your concerns in person. I have no doubt you'd be welcome.

www.blackwoodlabour.
org.uk
I just want to see people involved in politics from grass routes upwards. I urge anyone who's interested to get involved in whatever political party they choose. If you want to make that difference and resist, get to your local meetings and voice your concerns in person. I have no doubt you'd be welcome. www.blackwoodlabour. org.uk allanrees1980
  • Score: -4

11:00pm Tue 5 Aug 14

scraptheWAG says...

Labour constantly delivering for south wales lol
Labour constantly delivering for south wales lol scraptheWAG
  • Score: 1

10:09am Thu 7 Aug 14

Bobevans says...

pwlldu wrote:
The council and the Assembly promote healthy life styles, while cutting services that keep people healthy. With diet information and correct exercise for the indivdual.
You can do that simply by walking
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: The council and the Assembly promote healthy life styles, while cutting services that keep people healthy. With diet information and correct exercise for the indivdual.[/p][/quote]You can do that simply by walking Bobevans
  • Score: -4

10:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

Bob you can then visit your local GP for healthy eating and ftness advice, another GP appointment wasted. Walking will only get you so far in your fitness, one mars bar and brisk walk for 5 miles.
Bob you can then visit your local GP for healthy eating and ftness advice, another GP appointment wasted. Walking will only get you so far in your fitness, one mars bar and brisk walk for 5 miles. pwlldu
  • Score: 4

2:40pm Mon 11 Aug 14

pwlldu says...

Labour/Tories/LibDem
s v BNP

1. Believe Britain is a nation - ditto
2. Can't stop calling Britain the 'nation state' - ditto
3. Want to retain the Queen as head of state - ditto (there's a trend here)
4. Believe Britain should have seat at UN - erm, ditto again
5. Believe immigrants to Britain should learn English - yup
6. Believe immans should preach in English - same again
7. Wrap themselves in the Union Jack every opportunity - luv it!
8. Want to control immigration into Britain - yup

... and we could go on.

Do we believe Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems are the same as the racist BNP? No! But they're still British nationalists and Welsh nationalists don't agree with most things which Labour and the BNP do. Do we believe Plaid Cymru are a Welsh version of the BNP? No again, but doesn't stop Labour insinuating that they are. The Labour and the BNP's contents to the British pudding are different - but it's still a British pudding.

So, if a person who believes Wales has the moral right to become a nation state with its own head of state, a seat at the United Nations and full member-state status of the European Union is called a 'Welsh nationalists', then, it stands to reason, logically, that a person who believes the same moral right exists for the 'British' imagined community should be called a 'British nationalist'.
Labour/Tories/LibDem s v BNP 1. Believe Britain is a nation - ditto 2. Can't stop calling Britain the 'nation state' - ditto 3. Want to retain the Queen as head of state - ditto (there's a trend here) 4. Believe Britain should have seat at UN - erm, ditto again 5. Believe immigrants to Britain should learn English - yup 6. Believe immans should preach in English - same again 7. Wrap themselves in the Union Jack every opportunity - luv it! 8. Want to control immigration into Britain - yup ... and we could go on. Do we believe Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems are the same as the racist BNP? No! But they're still British nationalists and Welsh nationalists don't agree with most things which Labour and the BNP do. Do we believe Plaid Cymru are a Welsh version of the BNP? No again, but doesn't stop Labour insinuating that they are. The Labour and the BNP's contents to the British pudding are different - but it's still a British pudding. So, if a person who believes Wales has the moral right to become a nation state with its own head of state, a seat at the United Nations and full member-state status of the European Union is called a 'Welsh nationalists', then, it stands to reason, logically, that a person who believes the same moral right exists for the 'British' imagined community should be called a 'British nationalist'. pwlldu
  • Score: 2

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