Robe shame

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IT WAS shameful to see the leader of City of York Council, James Alexander, once again declining to wear the traditional councillors’ robe at the Armistice parade on Sunday.

Can he not see that this is seen by many as a direct insult to the office he holds and is putting bigotry before the paying of respect to those who have given their lives for their country?

Last year, when he was criticised for the same reason, he excused himself by saying the robe set him apart from the people of York. This arrogance was soon dispensed with, however, when the Queen visited recently.

Obviously, as a sign of wanting to be noticed by Her Majesty, he quickly donned and paraded in his robe.

At the ripe old age of 30, when most of us had a proper job, James should have learned something about propriety. Obviously he still has much more to learn.

Frank Veazey, Cortneys, Wheldrake, York.

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12:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

atorycouncil2014 says...

Cllr Alexander clearly has more respect for the monarch than the thousands who have fought and died for this country. He is an utter disgrace.

Though at least he showed up unlike his colleague Cllr Crisp who attended another jolly at Blackpool (at tax payers expense?)
Cllr Alexander clearly has more respect for the monarch than the thousands who have fought and died for this country. He is an utter disgrace. Though at least he showed up unlike his colleague Cllr Crisp who attended another jolly at Blackpool (at tax payers expense?) atorycouncil2014
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1:07pm Thu 15 Nov 12

inthesticks says...

Petty point I think.
Petty point I think. inthesticks
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3:18pm Thu 15 Nov 12

yorkie71 says...

who cares what he is wearing as long as it's smart - bet the traditional costume costs more than his own clothes !!
who cares what he is wearing as long as it's smart - bet the traditional costume costs more than his own clothes !! yorkie71
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7:50pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Even AndyD says...

atorycouncil2014 wrote:
Cllr Alexander clearly has more respect for the monarch than the thousands who have fought and died for this country. He is an utter disgrace.

Though at least he showed up unlike his colleague Cllr Crisp who attended another jolly at Blackpool (at tax payers expense?)
Petty. I thought those brave soldiers fought for our freedom. Wouldn't think so when you can get called an 'utter disgrace' for choice of clothing. My grandfather fought in the war, lost many friends, can't say I remember him being into such trivialities or point scoring.
[quote][p][bold]atorycouncil2014[/bold] wrote: Cllr Alexander clearly has more respect for the monarch than the thousands who have fought and died for this country. He is an utter disgrace. Though at least he showed up unlike his colleague Cllr Crisp who attended another jolly at Blackpool (at tax payers expense?)[/p][/quote]Petty. I thought those brave soldiers fought for our freedom. Wouldn't think so when you can get called an 'utter disgrace' for choice of clothing. My grandfather fought in the war, lost many friends, can't say I remember him being into such trivialities or point scoring. Even AndyD
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8:27pm Thu 15 Nov 12

PinzaC55 says...

The writer of this letter clearly needs to get a life.
It is nearly 2013, Britain no longer has an Empire and the queen is an embarrassing relic of our feudal past.9
The writer of this letter clearly needs to get a life. It is nearly 2013, Britain no longer has an Empire and the queen is an embarrassing relic of our feudal past.9 PinzaC55
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