NEWPORT PARKING: Panto dame speaks out on free parking

South Wales Argus: PARKING PLEA: Lee Mengo as Dotty Doubtworthy, centre, with the cast of Robin Hood PARKING PLEA: Lee Mengo as Dotty Doubtworthy, centre, with the cast of Robin Hood

THE Mayor of Newport, Councillor John Guy, was made to squirm on Saturday night as a panto dame held him to account over free parking.

Lee Mengo, a seasoned dame, is starring in Robin Hood at the Riverfront in Newport and was going through his early routine of pointing out notable figures in the crowd.

He spotted Cllr Guy and introduced him to the crowd, before telling him he needed to have a word with him about free parking.

The quip alluded to our campaign to "Keep City Parking Free" which is urging the council to reverse its decision to scrap free parking in council owned car parks for the first two hours of shoppers stays'.

The gag brought a laugh from the audience before they broke out into a full round of a applause.

You can follow all the news from tonight’s full council meeting at the Civic Centre which will see a motion go before council backing our campaign.

 

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2:16am Wed 19 Dec 12

smokintheweed says...

Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important.
Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important. smokintheweed

10:57am Wed 19 Dec 12

- Huw - says...

It works for the pope.
It works for the pope. - Huw -

2:55am Thu 20 Dec 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important.”

Smokintheweed: pretty sexist and misogynistic statement there: is a guy in a dress any less important than a guy in suit and tie? You need to question your own prejudices. And, Huw, what the pope wears is actually called a cassock and I think you'll find - if you do even the slightest research - that he, and much of his church, are pretty sexist, homophobic and transphobic.
"Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important.” Smokintheweed: pretty sexist and misogynistic statement there: is a guy in a dress any less important than a guy in suit and tie? You need to question your own prejudices. And, Huw, what the pope wears is actually called a cassock and I think you'll find - if you do even the slightest research - that he, and much of his church, are pretty sexist, homophobic and transphobic. Katie Re-Registered

1:44am Sat 22 Dec 12

smokintheweed says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
"Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important.”

Smokintheweed: pretty sexist and misogynistic statement there: is a guy in a dress any less important than a guy in suit and tie? You need to question your own prejudices. And, Huw, what the pope wears is actually called a cassock and I think you'll find - if you do even the slightest research - that he, and much of his church, are pretty sexist, homophobic and transphobic.
A guy in a dress is no less important than a guy in a penguin costume or a diving suit but since his political grilling was in front of a pantomine audience it carries little weight.

Misogyny: Dislike towards women not men whether they are in drag or not.

Sexist: How? I commented that I find the opinion a person that raises political points in a non-formal situation unimportant. In this instance it was a guy wearing a dress.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: "Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important.” Smokintheweed: pretty sexist and misogynistic statement there: is a guy in a dress any less important than a guy in suit and tie? You need to question your own prejudices. And, Huw, what the pope wears is actually called a cassock and I think you'll find - if you do even the slightest research - that he, and much of his church, are pretty sexist, homophobic and transphobic.[/p][/quote]A guy in a dress is no less important than a guy in a penguin costume or a diving suit but since his political grilling was in front of a pantomine audience it carries little weight. Misogyny: Dislike towards women not men whether they are in drag or not. Sexist: How? I commented that I find the opinion a person that raises political points in a non-formal situation unimportant. In this instance it was a guy wearing a dress. smokintheweed

10:12am Sun 23 Dec 12

Big Bus Driver says...

smokintheweed wrote:
Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important.
Showing your true colours now weed I see.
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: Yeah, because a guy in a dress is important.[/p][/quote]Showing your true colours now weed I see. Big Bus Driver

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