Deserve more

First published in Letters

A FRIEND I’d not seen in a long time recently visited. After lunch She wanted to pop into Newport to go to the Midland Bank. I advised her there no longer was one. She also wanted to pop to Top Shop for something. I advised there no longer was one. She was incredulous saying, “Why? There used to be two!” After at least being able to get her business done at the HSBC, she suggested we pop into Marks and Spencer’s. Again I advised her there no longer was one.

After moving the perfectly-working Passport Office to a location nobody can find, and relocating the Post Office to the end of town nobody dares to go, it’s little wonder why the Nato summit organisers chose to leave Newport off their logo and promotional materials.

We’ve become a joke to all. Newport does not deserve to be called a city, and it certainly doesn’t deserve to be part of the Nato gig. We all know they will go straight to Cardiff anyway.

So very sad for the good people of Newport who want, and deserve, so much more. S Symonds, Bassaleg

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2:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Walter Devereux says...

The only joke here is the Newportonian curse of the moaner. Move along, nothing new here...
The only joke here is the Newportonian curse of the moaner. Move along, nothing new here... Walter Devereux
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7:29pm Tue 19 Aug 14

landyman3030 says...

Walter Devereux wrote:
The only joke here is the Newportonian curse of the moaner. Move along, nothing new here...
But if it was refusing to build skyscraper flats in Corpa you'd be frothing at the mouth Walt.
Just depends on your point of view and what is important to the individual. So judgemental from one so ill informed. Sad
[quote][p][bold]Walter Devereux[/bold] wrote: The only joke here is the Newportonian curse of the moaner. Move along, nothing new here...[/p][/quote]But if it was refusing to build skyscraper flats in Corpa you'd be frothing at the mouth Walt. Just depends on your point of view and what is important to the individual. So judgemental from one so ill informed. Sad landyman3030
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