Positive outlook for 2014

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AS we move into 2014, let us be more positive in our outlook, especially towards City of York Council and its leader, James Alexander, who is making a real effort to lead well and put right some of the mess left for him by the previous Liberal council.

While we are at it, how about having some positive sympathy for David Cameron and his coalition government, who had to cope with a messed-up economy left by numerous Labour ministers?

But in York, the closure of Lendal Bridge has not been the disaster we all expected, and the traffic flows quite well. The improvement in King’s Square – tidy, flat, and the cobbles, no longer a danger of falling for us OAPs – is okay.

The economy in the UK is much improved and, let’s face it, no government of whatever party would deliberately start off becoming unpopular as the coalition did if it wasn’t necessary.

So remember the Phillipines and other disasters in the world, and thank God we live in the UK.

Happy New Year.

Bryan R Lawson, Burton Fields Road, Stamford Bridge, York.

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12:21pm Mon 6 Jan 14

George Appleby says...

"Thank God we live in the UK." I agree Bryan with all my heart.
As you know, It didn't just happen! It was fought for and we must defend it for our descendants. It is always under threat, one way or another.
Alexander and Cameron are doing their best I know, but they must always be open to alternative interests, views and opposition. Our democracy depends on it.

Happy new year.

George.
"Thank God we live in the UK." I agree Bryan with all my heart. As you know, It didn't just happen! It was fought for and we must defend it for our descendants. It is always under threat, one way or another. Alexander and Cameron are doing their best I know, but they must always be open to alternative interests, views and opposition. Our democracy depends on it. Happy new year. George. George Appleby

12:53pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Zetkin says...

Mr Lawson's faith in Cameron's good will is sadly misplaced.

The economy is "much improved" only if you are in the top 2% of society. The rest of us are still thousands a year worse off as a direct result of Cameron's actions.

As for those actions being "neccesary", perhaps the release of state papers in thrity years' time will reveal how closely Cameron follows the methods of his heroine Margaret Thatcher.
Mr Lawson's faith in Cameron's good will is sadly misplaced. The economy is "much improved" only if you are in the top 2% of society. The rest of us are still thousands a year worse off as a direct result of Cameron's actions. As for those actions being "neccesary", perhaps the release of state papers in thrity years' time will reveal how closely Cameron follows the methods of his heroine Margaret Thatcher. Zetkin

12:18am Tue 7 Jan 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

I think someone is having a laugh!
I think someone is having a laugh! ColdAsChristmas

9:37am Tue 7 Jan 14

inthesticks says...

Let`s see what the voters have to say at the next local and general elections shall we Mr Lawson. I think those who are really struggling and those who sympathise with their plight may have a different opinion from yours.
RE: LB - Just wondered if you drive regularly around the outskirts of the west of York if you live in Stamford Bridge?
I also wondered if you were at all aware of the world wide recession that plunged the economies of the EU and US into freefall? Or is that all still Gordon Brown`s fault? This government is borrowing more than the last one and as far as I can see the people who are actually suffering because of austerity measures are the most vulnerable, those with a financial buffer will always be OK.
Thankful that I was born here but horrified that as one of the richest countries in the world we are getting so many things so very wrong.
Let`s see what the voters have to say at the next local and general elections shall we Mr Lawson. I think those who are really struggling and those who sympathise with their plight may have a different opinion from yours. RE: LB - Just wondered if you drive regularly around the outskirts of the west of York if you live in Stamford Bridge? I also wondered if you were at all aware of the world wide recession that plunged the economies of the EU and US into freefall? Or is that all still Gordon Brown`s fault? This government is borrowing more than the last one and as far as I can see the people who are actually suffering because of austerity measures are the most vulnerable, those with a financial buffer will always be OK. Thankful that I was born here but horrified that as one of the richest countries in the world we are getting so many things so very wrong. inthesticks

11:11am Tue 7 Jan 14

George Appleby says...

Vote for Cameron, Pickles and the tories and those who live on us and the fat of the land will get fatter and fuller, while we get thinner and hungrier. Osborne has promised and that's what we will get. Our purses will get emptier while theirs get fatter. THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY OUT FOR US!

VOTE, BUT NOT FOR THEM OR THEIR ALLIES, the libdems.

ANYBODY ELSE!!!!!
Vote for Cameron, Pickles and the tories and those who live on us and the fat of the land will get fatter and fuller, while we get thinner and hungrier. Osborne has promised and that's what we will get. Our purses will get emptier while theirs get fatter. THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY OUT FOR US! VOTE, BUT NOT FOR THEM OR THEIR ALLIES, the libdems. ANYBODY ELSE!!!!! George Appleby

11:33am Tue 7 Jan 14

pedalling paul says...

Any praticable alternative to democracy...?
Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
Communism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then gives you some milk.
Fascism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then sells you some milk.
Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
Nazism: You have two cows. The Government takes both and shoots you.
New Dealism: You have two cows. The Government takes both, shoots one, buys milk from the other cow, then pours the milk down the drain.
Any praticable alternative to democracy...? Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. Communism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then gives you some milk. Fascism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then sells you some milk. Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Nazism: You have two cows. The Government takes both and shoots you. New Dealism: You have two cows. The Government takes both, shoots one, buys milk from the other cow, then pours the milk down the drain. pedalling paul

7:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

sheps lad says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Any praticable alternative to democracy...?
Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
Communism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then gives you some milk.
Fascism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then sells you some milk.
Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
Nazism: You have two cows. The Government takes both and shoots you.
New Dealism: You have two cows. The Government takes both, shoots one, buys milk from the other cow, then pours the milk down the drain.
You have two cows, you sell them both and buy a bike. Utopia!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Any praticable alternative to democracy...? Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. Communism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then gives you some milk. Fascism: You have two cows. You give them to the Government, and the Government then sells you some milk. Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Nazism: You have two cows. The Government takes both and shoots you. New Dealism: You have two cows. The Government takes both, shoots one, buys milk from the other cow, then pours the milk down the drain.[/p][/quote]You have two cows, you sell them both and buy a bike. Utopia! sheps lad

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