Cardiff has taken it all

First published in Letters

With reference to Jo Barnes’ article in the Business Update of the South Wales Argus on September 4 and headed by the comment of Scott Pearson (managing director of Newport Transport): “Newport should not try to compete with Cardiff, but look to complement it.”

Mr Pearson has lived in the Newport/Gwent area for all of two years. He makes a ridiculous comparison between Newport (population c. 150,000) and the recent capital city of Wales, Cardiff (population c. 350,000) with that of Greater Glasgow (population c. 1,750,000) and Edinburgh (population c.450,000). The facts are, Mr Pearson, Newport and Gwent (and most of Wales) have been decimated by Cardiff’s insatiable greed for funding for its prestigious developments over the last 40 years or so. Funding that was so desperately needed by extremely vulnerable communities across Wales. The usual response from Cardiff to their plight has been the duplicitous mantra ‘what’s good for Cardiff is good for Wales’.

Brian Hayes, Clearwell Court, Bassaleg

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6:08pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Owain Vaughan says...

Agree. We in Newport and the rest of Monmouthshire have suffered most due to our proximity to the money sponge that is Cardiff.
Agree. We in Newport and the rest of Monmouthshire have suffered most due to our proximity to the money sponge that is Cardiff. Owain Vaughan
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11:59pm Fri 7 Sep 12

Peter Johnstone says...

Sorry do not agree, maybe this chap has got it just right, for years we have been moaning about Cardiff just as Brian Hayes does in his letter and where has it got us, nowhere that's where!
Sometimes in takes people coming into something new to realise what might be best and I think this chap has every right to pass comment, after all he has helped to provide a good bus service with modern buses.
No I for one applaud this lateral thinking for the future.
more of the same please!!
Sorry do not agree, maybe this chap has got it just right, for years we have been moaning about Cardiff just as Brian Hayes does in his letter and where has it got us, nowhere that's where! Sometimes in takes people coming into something new to realise what might be best and I think this chap has every right to pass comment, after all he has helped to provide a good bus service with modern buses. No I for one applaud this lateral thinking for the future. more of the same please!! Peter Johnstone
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7:41pm Sat 8 Sep 12

SizzlerTrainers says...

Where?
Where? SizzlerTrainers
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12:08am Sun 9 Sep 12

chris227 says...

like all of wales its run on grants and handouts and public sector jobs, all of which has ended up in cardiff
like all of wales its run on grants and handouts and public sector jobs, all of which has ended up in cardiff chris227
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