Consigned to history

York Press: . .

COUNCIL leader James Alexander has announced that the historic former Airspeed factory in Piccadilly is going to be yet another hotel.

He is really does seem determined to change York’s heritage, and never mind what residents say. Does he want to squeeze the life out of our history?

S McClaren, Boroughbridge Road, York.

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10:04am Sat 7 Dec 13

Jonthan says...

Except that it's not true.
James Alexander could not have announced that the site will be a hotel as it may well be turned down at the planning stage over which Coun. Alexander has no control. Alternatively the developers may change their mind and not go forward with the application
What he said was the site is LIKELY to become a four star hotel with conference facilities. That is a statement of his opinion, and not a statement of fact. There is a world of difference

What amuses me is that the right wing nutters are split on this one. Some think the best way to attack the council is because it has never developed the site. Others think the exact opposite and criticise the Council because it proposes development. They can't have it both ways.

I'm all for demolishing the crumbling eyesore before it falls down. I an sure that if it is inspected it will be condemned as structurally unsafe anyway.
Except that it's not true. James Alexander could not have announced that the site will be a hotel as it may well be turned down at the planning stage over which Coun. Alexander has no control. Alternatively the developers may change their mind and not go forward with the application What he said was the site is LIKELY to become a four star hotel with conference facilities. That is a statement of his opinion, and not a statement of fact. There is a world of difference What amuses me is that the right wing nutters are split on this one. Some think the best way to attack the council is because it has never developed the site. Others think the exact opposite and criticise the Council because it proposes development. They can't have it both ways. I'm all for demolishing the crumbling eyesore before it falls down. I an sure that if it is inspected it will be condemned as structurally unsafe anyway. Jonthan

11:22am Sat 7 Dec 13

Rocking Horse says...

Alexander's ambition is for himself and the Labour party.

York is just a stepping stone for him, and he is leaving his dirty footprints all over it; heaping up debt to use on vanity projects and wasting it on lost causes, causing havoc with the transport system, helping out his Uni buddies, and letting the Chief Exec endow her 'digital artistic innovator' buddies. All we need now is the marriage to the WYCA Labour heartlands and an influx of immigrants to consolidate the position, and the job is done !

If he is not gone in 2015, York's misery will continue !
Alexander's ambition is for himself and the Labour party. York is just a stepping stone for him, and he is leaving his dirty footprints all over it; heaping up debt to use on vanity projects and wasting it on lost causes, causing havoc with the transport system, helping out his Uni buddies, and letting the Chief Exec endow her 'digital artistic innovator' buddies. All we need now is the marriage to the WYCA Labour heartlands and an influx of immigrants to consolidate the position, and the job is done ! If he is not gone in 2015, York's misery will continue ! Rocking Horse

6:47pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Jonthan says...

Rocking Horse wrote:
Alexander's ambition is for himself and the Labour party.

York is just a stepping stone for him, and he is leaving his dirty footprints all over it; heaping up debt to use on vanity projects and wasting it on lost causes, causing havoc with the transport system, helping out his Uni buddies, and letting the Chief Exec endow her 'digital artistic innovator' buddies. All we need now is the marriage to the WYCA Labour heartlands and an influx of immigrants to consolidate the position, and the job is done !

If he is not gone in 2015, York's misery will continue !
Rocking Horse says
"Alexander's ambition is for himself and the Labour party"

So what's wrong with that?

I though Tories like Rocking Horse were all in favour of career development and ambition and loyalty to the party. Can we expect the Horse to write a missive condemning Eric Pickles for jumping ship from Bradford Council to become Tory MP for the leafy London suburb of Brentwood and Ongar?
Is he going to have a pop at the preposterous Boris for harbouring ambitions to ditch the London Mayorality to become leader of the Nasty Party?
Watch this space
[quote][p][bold]Rocking Horse[/bold] wrote: Alexander's ambition is for himself and the Labour party. York is just a stepping stone for him, and he is leaving his dirty footprints all over it; heaping up debt to use on vanity projects and wasting it on lost causes, causing havoc with the transport system, helping out his Uni buddies, and letting the Chief Exec endow her 'digital artistic innovator' buddies. All we need now is the marriage to the WYCA Labour heartlands and an influx of immigrants to consolidate the position, and the job is done ! If he is not gone in 2015, York's misery will continue ![/p][/quote]Rocking Horse says "Alexander's ambition is for himself and the Labour party" So what's wrong with that? I though Tories like Rocking Horse were all in favour of career development and ambition and loyalty to the party. Can we expect the Horse to write a missive condemning Eric Pickles for jumping ship from Bradford Council to become Tory MP for the leafy London suburb of Brentwood and Ongar? Is he going to have a pop at the preposterous Boris for harbouring ambitions to ditch the London Mayorality to become leader of the Nasty Party? Watch this space Jonthan

2:32pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Dr Robert says...

The Horse has taken a hammering here from the lefties, perhaps they do not like the truth!
The Horse has taken a hammering here from the lefties, perhaps they do not like the truth! Dr Robert

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