No peace for Pill

First published in Letters

DID the Ryder Cup leave a lasting legacy for Newport? Of course not, and will the Nato summit bring any lasting benefits to the City? Of course it won’t However it does promise a good day’s entertainment and fun with a Nato-themed festival. But, as usual, tucked between the lines is the real issue, it reads, that the peace protest camp is to be sited here in Pill.

Woopydoo. That is going to be a buzz!

I am sure that the wigwams, beads and Ganga pipes will sit proudly in Courtybella , supported by the odd anthem from John and Yoko.

This is unbelievable.

Why Pill and why, does our City Council have to find funds to pay for this.

If anyone thinks that peaceful protestors will not draw the attention of their opposite numbers, they must be blissfully stupid – or intoxicated from a deep draw from the fungal dummies they appear to thrive on.

Let’s send them to Ridgeway shall we, plenty of room there, and with a view.

J Preece, Newport

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5:58pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Mervyn James says...

My experience has been people will protest anyway, and far better they are allocated an area to do what they do, as they have a right to protest anyway. It IS what we fight wars FOR, a shame Pill residents at this particular time, where we recognize a war to end all wars where millions died just so peaceful protest could take place, now are NIMBY's about it.
My experience has been people will protest anyway, and far better they are allocated an area to do what they do, as they have a right to protest anyway. It IS what we fight wars FOR, a shame Pill residents at this particular time, where we recognize a war to end all wars where millions died just so peaceful protest could take place, now are NIMBY's about it. Mervyn James
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6:11pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Spinflight says...

Are you talking about the protestors or the local MP?
Are you talking about the protestors or the local MP? Spinflight
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11:23am Thu 14 Aug 14

GazaCity says...

What a pity this reader believes the hype of the so called NATO festival, believing this to be a day of fun!!! Believe me, this is not as the warmongers of NATO are really intent on. This is a cynical, furtive attempt to enrol your kids into the next wars that they are planning, in fact your kids are the next cannon fodder!! please don't believe their hype!
What a pity this reader believes the hype of the so called NATO festival, believing this to be a day of fun!!! Believe me, this is not as the warmongers of NATO are really intent on. This is a cynical, furtive attempt to enrol your kids into the next wars that they are planning, in fact your kids are the next cannon fodder!! please don't believe their hype! GazaCity
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