Talking about us

I WOULD like to thank former councillor Christian Vassie (Letters, December 5) for yet again having to talk about the rise in UKIP’s popularity.

As a seasoned ex-politician, he wrongly lists the numbers cast in the recent four by-elections, when he should have listed the percentage of the votes cast which were:

Rotherham: UKIP 21.9 per cent and Lib Dem 2.11 per cent;
Croydon: UKIP 5.7 per cent and Lib Dem 3.3 per cent;
Corby: UKIP 14.3 per cent and Lib Dem 5 per cent;
Middlesborough: UKIP 11.8 per cent and Lib-Dem 9.91 per cent.

I would point out that all the above showed a massive downturn in Lib-Dem votes, which in turn shows UKIP is appealing to everyone, across the board, not just disillusioned Tories, and that our policies are so much more than wanting to step back in time.

It shows that UKIP sees the problems this country is facing and is prepared to talk about them, with everyone everywhere and is, more and more, becoming a haven for the disaffected from all parties.

However, I do thank Mr Vassie for as, as a great man once said: “The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about.”

Judith Morris, Chair, York UKIP.

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9:57am Thu 6 Dec 12

capt spaulding says...

When a voter in York finds him/herself totaly dissilusioned with the Tory Party.
Utterly disgusted with the Labour party.
Consider the Lib dems a joke.

Where do you put your mark ?
More independant councillors is whats needed.
Councillors who put the needs of the citizens of York and the City itself First.

Not using their precarious platform to score points against the government of the day, and not wasting counciltaxpayers money on spurious and grandoise schemes that benefit only themselves.
Failing that theres UKIP
When a voter in York finds him/herself totaly dissilusioned with the Tory Party. Utterly disgusted with the Labour party. Consider the Lib dems a joke. Where do you put your mark ? More independant councillors is whats needed. Councillors who put the needs of the citizens of York and the City itself First. Not using their precarious platform to score points against the government of the day, and not wasting counciltaxpayers money on spurious and grandoise schemes that benefit only themselves. Failing that theres UKIP capt spaulding
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11:45am Thu 6 Dec 12

Despairing Yorkie says...

Dear Judith
21.9% of s*d all is still s*d all.
Dear Judith 21.9% of s*d all is still s*d all. Despairing Yorkie
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1:07pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Judith Morris hates cyclists.
Judith Morris hates cyclists. Buzz Light-year
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3:14pm Thu 6 Dec 12

capt spaulding says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Judith Morris hates cyclists.
Hi Buzz bet you got told to behave as well
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Judith Morris hates cyclists.[/p][/quote]Hi Buzz bet you got told to behave as well capt spaulding
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3:26pm Thu 6 Dec 12

JudithM says...

capt spaulding wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote:
Judith Morris hates cyclists.
Hi Buzz bet you got told to behave as well
Just FYI, I do not hate anyone but I dislike intensely people who act as if they are above the law, no matter if they are on foot, a bike, in a car, driving a train or anything like that. Unfortunately, the ones I see the most of (not necessarily the ones who do it most) are cyclists - can't help the facts.
PLUS, what on earth has that got to do with the subject matter??
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Judith Morris hates cyclists.[/p][/quote]Hi Buzz bet you got told to behave as well[/p][/quote]Just FYI, I do not hate anyone but I dislike intensely people who act as if they are above the law, no matter if they are on foot, a bike, in a car, driving a train or anything like that. Unfortunately, the ones I see the most of (not necessarily the ones who do it most) are cyclists - can't help the facts. PLUS, what on earth has that got to do with the subject matter?? JudithM
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3:47pm Thu 6 Dec 12

last of the mandms says...

Tip here Judith if you are serious about winning seats keep Bloom away from The World at One. Helped me to decide who gets my vote.
Tip here Judith if you are serious about winning seats keep Bloom away from The World at One. Helped me to decide who gets my vote. last of the mandms
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3:54pm Thu 6 Dec 12

JudithM says...

Will pass that along. Can you tell me what he did wrong?
Will pass that along. Can you tell me what he did wrong? JudithM
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4:21pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Ey up captain, no I didn't.
Do you mean by our hosts?
Did you get an email?
Ey up captain, no I didn't. Do you mean by our hosts? Did you get an email? Buzz Light-year
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5:42pm Thu 6 Dec 12

last of the mandms says...

You were listening I assume? It was a pantomime performance of a blustering UKIPist pure satire. As amusing as his previous why I sacked my pregnant secretary speech.
You were listening I assume? It was a pantomime performance of a blustering UKIPist pure satire. As amusing as his previous why I sacked my pregnant secretary speech. last of the mandms
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5:46pm Thu 6 Dec 12

JudithM says...

Unfortunately I didn't see it as I was working -so can't comment. However, I do know that Godfrey aims, sometimes to be amusing, but is a very, very astute man, who has worked in the City and is an expert in Finance so listen again, he can be brilliant.
Unfortunately I didn't see it as I was working -so can't comment. However, I do know that Godfrey aims, sometimes to be amusing, but is a very, very astute man, who has worked in the City and is an expert in Finance so listen again, he can be brilliant. JudithM
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7:39pm Thu 6 Dec 12

last of the mandms says...

Pedantic as ever World at One radio. Re the aims to be amusing that worked; I was in hysterics.
Pedantic as ever World at One radio. Re the aims to be amusing that worked; I was in hysterics. last of the mandms
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9:58pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

"cyclists can be and are one of the biggest nuisances on the roads and on the footpaths of this once great city.

Our wonderful A19 into York has been desecrated in the cause of the cycle – and yet the majority of them still ride on the pavement, putting all our lives and limbs at risk.

I would certainly not call one of them a “vulnerable road user”.

what do bike riders contribute towards the upkeep of our roads? Absolutely nothing. They pay no tax, they do not have to have a roadworthy vehicle and certainly do not have any form of insurance for when they either ride into a pedestrian or assume, because they are riding a bike, they can swerve into the road, across any other vehicle.

And of course it is always the car driver's fault, is it not?

Judith Morris, Chair, York UKIP, Moorland Road, York"
"cyclists can be and are one of the biggest nuisances on the roads and on the footpaths of this once great city. Our wonderful A19 into York has been desecrated in the cause of the cycle – and yet the majority of them still ride on the pavement, putting all our lives and limbs at risk. I would certainly not call one of them a “vulnerable road user”. what do bike riders contribute towards the upkeep of our roads? Absolutely nothing. They pay no tax, they do not have to have a roadworthy vehicle and certainly do not have any form of insurance for when they either ride into a pedestrian or assume, because they are riding a bike, they can swerve into the road, across any other vehicle. And of course it is always the car driver's fault, is it not? Judith Morris, Chair, York UKIP, Moorland Road, York" Buzz Light-year
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6:48am Fri 7 Dec 12

capt spaulding says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Ey up captain, no I didn't.
Do you mean by our hosts?
Did you get an email?
Message came up when I logged on. Seems our great leader is rattled.
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Ey up captain, no I didn't. Do you mean by our hosts? Did you get an email?[/p][/quote]Message came up when I logged on. Seems our great leader is rattled. capt spaulding
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8:52am Fri 7 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Nope I didn't get anything like that. Interesting.
Nope I didn't get anything like that. Interesting. Buzz Light-year
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4:48pm Fri 7 Dec 12

inthesticks says...

capt spaulding wrote:
Buzz Light-year wrote:
Ey up captain, no I didn't.
Do you mean by our hosts?
Did you get an email?
Message came up when I logged on. Seems our great leader is rattled.
If other posters report a certain amount of your posts, you get the warning. I think that`s how it works.
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Ey up captain, no I didn't. Do you mean by our hosts? Did you get an email?[/p][/quote]Message came up when I logged on. Seems our great leader is rattled.[/p][/quote]If other posters report a certain amount of your posts, you get the warning. I think that`s how it works. inthesticks
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