Politics is personal...

York Press: Politics is personal... Politics is personal...

When James Alexander became council leader, for the next few weeks there was no bigger culprit than him in petty sniping and name-calling (Letters, December 19).

Some wiser heads obviously took him to one side and told him to cool it, because there has barely been a trickle since.

Unfortunately, you can’t keep the personal aspect out of politics. Would Labour have won in 1997 if Michael Foot had been leader promoting Tony Blair’s brand of politics?

Would the Tories have succeeded in 1979 if the vapid David Cameron had led the controversial policies of Margaret Thatcher?

Somehow I doubt it.

York’s residents are tired of the inane oneupmanship that pervades the discourse between the political parties, but are even more concerned about the secret cabinet decision-making and the “only listening to what they want to hear” tactics used in Station Rise.

Public consultations are a sop to democracy because only selective results are implemented. This is what should concern you, Mr Alexander, not the sticks and stones of internet trolls.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington, York.

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12:37pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

Wow!
An actual letter from Geoff Robb! An actual letter. With argument and reasoning and content.

Bravo Mr Robb, good letter.
Wow! An actual letter from Geoff Robb! An actual letter. With argument and reasoning and content. Bravo Mr Robb, good letter. Buzzz Light-year

11:28pm Mon 23 Dec 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Looks like you missed some of his other actual letters, Buzz.

That not withstanding.: A Merry Christmas to you.
Looks like you missed some of his other actual letters, Buzz. That not withstanding.: A Merry Christmas to you. ColdAsChristmas

2:57pm Tue 24 Dec 13

CaroleBaines says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Wow!
An actual letter from Geoff Robb! An actual letter. With argument and reasoning and content.

Bravo Mr Robb, good letter.
Just about to put same thing. Thanks for saving me the bother.

Yours stunned too,

Carole!
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Wow! An actual letter from Geoff Robb! An actual letter. With argument and reasoning and content. Bravo Mr Robb, good letter.[/p][/quote]Just about to put same thing. Thanks for saving me the bother. Yours stunned too, Carole! CaroleBaines

4:37pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
Looks like you missed some of his other actual letters, Buzz.

That not withstanding.: A Merry Christmas to you.
Thank you! And to you. May all your Christmases be Cold ;)
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: Looks like you missed some of his other actual letters, Buzz. That not withstanding.: A Merry Christmas to you.[/p][/quote]Thank you! And to you. May all your Christmases be Cold ;) Buzzz Light-year

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