What does Chris think?

York Press: What does Chris think? What does Chris think?

YOUR profile of the new leader of the opposition Conservative group in York highlights exactly why the Tories in York are a spent force.

The Press points out in the profile of Chris Steward (The Press, January 27) that last year he said in an email that, “The UK didn’t need food banks” and he continued to say: “However, York undoubtedly has relative poverty, people are suffering, and we need to address that”.

Surely the answer is for him and his local party to tell their political bosses in Downing Street and Smith Square to change.

Can anyone imagine a guy lost in the fantasy of the stockbroker world running the city council? Readers surely will not need reminding that stockbrokers play with other people’s money but never their own.

He gives no indication as to how he would offset the drastic, cruel and very hard cuts to local council funding from central government that he admits are making people suffer.

He doesn’t inform people of York whether or not he agrees or disagrees with the fact that George Osborne (his own party’s Chancellor) is hurting local authorities unfairly.

Maybe he agrees with the cuts, but doesn’t wish to say so to the people of York.

Howard Perry, St James Place, York.

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10:45am Tue 18 Feb 14

zorpie says...

Hurting local authorities? Local authorities don't feel pain, but people do feel more free when local government leaves them alone to live their lives, rather than interfering.

Howard Perry is clearly a Labour stooge, or an idiot, likely both.
Hurting local authorities? Local authorities don't feel pain, but people do feel more free when local government leaves them alone to live their lives, rather than interfering. Howard Perry is clearly a Labour stooge, or an idiot, likely both. zorpie
  • Score: -18

11:29am Tue 18 Feb 14

Ichabod76 says...

He gives no indication as to how he would offset the drastic, cruel and very hard cuts to local council funding from central government that he admits are making people suffer.


tell us what would Labour do ?
He gives no indication as to how he would offset the drastic, cruel and very hard cuts to local council funding from central government that he admits are making people suffer. tell us what would Labour do ? Ichabod76
  • Score: -5

12:13pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Micklegate says...

zorpie wrote:
Hurting local authorities? Local authorities don't feel pain, but people do feel more free when local government leaves them alone to live their lives, rather than interfering.

Howard Perry is clearly a Labour stooge, or an idiot, likely both.
He is an ex Labour councillor so I think that would make it both!
[quote][p][bold]zorpie[/bold] wrote: Hurting local authorities? Local authorities don't feel pain, but people do feel more free when local government leaves them alone to live their lives, rather than interfering. Howard Perry is clearly a Labour stooge, or an idiot, likely both.[/p][/quote]He is an ex Labour councillor so I think that would make it both! Micklegate
  • Score: -10

12:14pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Micklegate says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
He gives no indication as to how he would offset the drastic, cruel and very hard cuts to local council funding from central government that he admits are making people suffer.


tell us what would Labour do ?
They said they would match Conservative spending plans! The hypocrisy of the Labour Party is just astounding.
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: He gives no indication as to how he would offset the drastic, cruel and very hard cuts to local council funding from central government that he admits are making people suffer. tell us what would Labour do ?[/p][/quote]They said they would match Conservative spending plans! The hypocrisy of the Labour Party is just astounding. Micklegate
  • Score: -12

2:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Rocking Horse says...

Can anyone imagine a guy lost in the fantasy of the stockbroker world running the city council? Readers surely will not need reminding that stockbrokers play with other people’s money but never their own.


I would trust a stockbroker more than I would trust any Labour politician with OUR (tax-payers) money.

Stockbroking and the money it deals in isn't a fantasy, it's very real. The fact that Howard Perry describes it that way says a lot about Labour's understanding of fiscal issues, and where their 'moneytree' economic policies come from.

Local Authorities need hurting, it's time they were given a reality check. Just look at York's profligate wasteful spending and borrowing. I think we all know who cannot manage money in York, and it's not Chris Steward !
[quote] Can anyone imagine a guy lost in the fantasy of the stockbroker world running the city council? Readers surely will not need reminding that stockbrokers play with other people’s money but never their own. [/quote] I would trust a stockbroker more than I would trust any Labour politician with OUR (tax-payers) money. Stockbroking and the money it deals in isn't a fantasy, it's very real. The fact that Howard Perry describes it that way says a lot about Labour's understanding of fiscal issues, and where their 'moneytree' economic policies come from. Local Authorities need hurting, it's time they were given a reality check. Just look at York's profligate wasteful spending and borrowing. I think we all know who cannot manage money in York, and it's not Chris Steward ! Rocking Horse
  • Score: -19

3:55pm Tue 18 Feb 14

The Great Buda says...

Cllr Steward has already broken one public promise.

I dread to think how many more would be broken if he gained power.
Cllr Steward has already broken one public promise. I dread to think how many more would be broken if he gained power. The Great Buda
  • Score: 13

4:13pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Rocking Horse says...

The Great Buda wrote:
Cllr Steward has already broken one public promise. I dread to think how many more would be broken if he gained power.
Like you would actually agree with his promises/policies ?

Visiting a food bank or not, isn't something that actually achieves anything is it ?
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: Cllr Steward has already broken one public promise. I dread to think how many more would be broken if he gained power.[/p][/quote]Like you would actually agree with his promises/policies ? Visiting a food bank or not, isn't something that actually achieves anything is it ? Rocking Horse
  • Score: -28

4:57pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Rocking Horse says...

When Hugh Bayley makes his weekly visit to the opening of an envelope in York, as a photo opportunity to show that he is earning his huge expenses, what does he actually achieve ?
When Hugh Bayley makes his weekly visit to the opening of an envelope in York, as a photo opportunity to show that he is earning his huge expenses, what does he actually achieve ? Rocking Horse
  • Score: -21

6:33pm Tue 18 Feb 14

perplexed says...

Working for Stockbrokers is rather a safe vantage point from which to criticise those unable to make ends meet. Presumably Chris' professional career revolves around keeping his word. After all it is good business. As he doesn't appear so far to have repudiated his public promise ' to visit a food bank and see how they work' , I would suggest it does go to the credibility of someone who wishes to stand for public office. Considering some of the mistakes made by the present council over recent years , It would be refreshing to see someone stand by his word. Over to you Chris!
Working for Stockbrokers is rather a safe vantage point from which to criticise those unable to make ends meet. Presumably Chris' professional career revolves around keeping his word. After all it is good business. As he doesn't appear so far to have repudiated his public promise ' to visit a food bank and see how they work' , I would suggest it does go to the credibility of someone who wishes to stand for public office. Considering some of the mistakes made by the present council over recent years , It would be refreshing to see someone stand by his word. Over to you Chris! perplexed
  • Score: 23

8:08pm Tue 18 Feb 14

CaroleBaines says...

Rocking Horse wrote:
Can anyone imagine a guy lost in the fantasy of the stockbroker world running the city council? Readers surely will not need reminding that stockbrokers play with other people’s money but never their own.


I would trust a stockbroker more than I would trust any Labour politician with OUR (tax-payers) money.

Stockbroking and the money it deals in isn't a fantasy, it's very real. The fact that Howard Perry describes it that way says a lot about Labour's understanding of fiscal issues, and where their 'moneytree' economic policies come from.

Local Authorities need hurting, it's time they were given a reality check. Just look at York's profligate wasteful spending and borrowing. I think we all know who cannot manage money in York, and it's not Chris Steward !
So our bankers managed money well, then? So 2008 was what exactly? Doubtless in your world a 'Marxist, stoogist, leftist, plot. You do make me laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Rocking Horse[/bold] wrote: [quote] Can anyone imagine a guy lost in the fantasy of the stockbroker world running the city council? Readers surely will not need reminding that stockbrokers play with other people’s money but never their own. [/quote] I would trust a stockbroker more than I would trust any Labour politician with OUR (tax-payers) money. Stockbroking and the money it deals in isn't a fantasy, it's very real. The fact that Howard Perry describes it that way says a lot about Labour's understanding of fiscal issues, and where their 'moneytree' economic policies come from. Local Authorities need hurting, it's time they were given a reality check. Just look at York's profligate wasteful spending and borrowing. I think we all know who cannot manage money in York, and it's not Chris Steward ![/p][/quote]So our bankers managed money well, then? So 2008 was what exactly? Doubtless in your world a 'Marxist, stoogist, leftist, plot. You do make me laugh. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 20

9:51pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Paul Hepworth says...

He's still not responded to my letter of some days ago, inviting him to accept that York will never be a car user's paradise...........
He's still not responded to my letter of some days ago, inviting him to accept that York will never be a car user's paradise........... Paul Hepworth
  • Score: 2

11:59pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Rocking Horse says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
Rocking Horse wrote:
Can anyone imagine a guy lost in the fantasy of the stockbroker world running the city council? Readers surely will not need reminding that stockbrokers play with other people’s money but never their own.
I would trust a stockbroker more than I would trust any Labour politician with OUR (tax-payers) money. Stockbroking and the money it deals in isn't a fantasy, it's very real. The fact that Howard Perry describes it that way says a lot about Labour's understanding of fiscal issues, and where their 'moneytree' economic policies come from. Local Authorities need hurting, it's time they were given a reality check. Just look at York's profligate wasteful spending and borrowing. I think we all know who cannot manage money in York, and it's not Chris Steward !
So our bankers managed money well, then? So 2008 was what exactly? Doubtless in your world a 'Marxist, stoogist, leftist, plot. You do make me laugh.
You are the comic !
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocking Horse[/bold] wrote: [quote] Can anyone imagine a guy lost in the fantasy of the stockbroker world running the city council? Readers surely will not need reminding that stockbrokers play with other people’s money but never their own. [/quote] I would trust a stockbroker more than I would trust any Labour politician with OUR (tax-payers) money. Stockbroking and the money it deals in isn't a fantasy, it's very real. The fact that Howard Perry describes it that way says a lot about Labour's understanding of fiscal issues, and where their 'moneytree' economic policies come from. Local Authorities need hurting, it's time they were given a reality check. Just look at York's profligate wasteful spending and borrowing. I think we all know who cannot manage money in York, and it's not Chris Steward ![/p][/quote]So our bankers managed money well, then? So 2008 was what exactly? Doubtless in your world a 'Marxist, stoogist, leftist, plot. You do make me laugh.[/p][/quote]You are the comic ! Rocking Horse
  • Score: -20

2:09pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Rocking Horse says...

I see that the score hacker has been even more subtle than usual. His/her meddling is still obvious though.

The first five comments had attracted +ve scores a short while after I had posted comment #5. my comment had a score of +9, with the Micklegate's two preceeding comments having scores of +5 and +6.
I see that the score hacker has been even more subtle than usual. His/her meddling is still obvious though. The first five comments had attracted +ve scores a short while after I had posted comment #5. my comment had a score of +9, with the Micklegate's two preceeding comments having scores of +5 and +6. Rocking Horse
  • Score: -15

2:36pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Chris Steward says...

perplexed wrote:
Working for Stockbrokers is rather a safe vantage point from which to criticise those unable to make ends meet. Presumably Chris' professional career revolves around keeping his word. After all it is good business. As he doesn't appear so far to have repudiated his public promise ' to visit a food bank and see how they work' , I would suggest it does go to the credibility of someone who wishes to stand for public office. Considering some of the mistakes made by the present council over recent years , It would be refreshing to see someone stand by his word. Over to you Chris!
I have answered this point before although the like of Buda keep referring to it. Ultimately I made stupid comments on foodbanks, I have said that and apologised. If people have never made a mistake then they are better than me, but as the likes of Buda are totally anonymous they have no accountability. My recollection is on one tweet I said I would visit a foodbank, that is the sum total of this huge 'public promise' I am supposed to have made. I remain perfectly happy to, but when my comments were made the only York foodbank said under data protection I couldn't go there and meet people. If a foodbank (or user) or anything wants to speak to me or me to go to them I am perfectly happy to.
[quote][p][bold]perplexed[/bold] wrote: Working for Stockbrokers is rather a safe vantage point from which to criticise those unable to make ends meet. Presumably Chris' professional career revolves around keeping his word. After all it is good business. As he doesn't appear so far to have repudiated his public promise ' to visit a food bank and see how they work' , I would suggest it does go to the credibility of someone who wishes to stand for public office. Considering some of the mistakes made by the present council over recent years , It would be refreshing to see someone stand by his word. Over to you Chris![/p][/quote]I have answered this point before although the like of Buda keep referring to it. Ultimately I made stupid comments on foodbanks, I have said that and apologised. If people have never made a mistake then they are better than me, but as the likes of Buda are totally anonymous they have no accountability. My recollection is on one tweet I said I would visit a foodbank, that is the sum total of this huge 'public promise' I am supposed to have made. I remain perfectly happy to, but when my comments were made the only York foodbank said under data protection I couldn't go there and meet people. If a foodbank (or user) or anything wants to speak to me or me to go to them I am perfectly happy to. Chris Steward
  • Score: -11

2:38pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Chris Steward says...

Paul Hepworth wrote:
He's still not responded to my letter of some days ago, inviting him to accept that York will never be a car user's paradise...........
Pretty sure I did reply in the comments section to your letter. In the article on my becoming leader I said I thought York was too anti car and I stand by that, of course it will never be a 'car users' paradise' and nor should it be. It's about a balance.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Hepworth[/bold] wrote: He's still not responded to my letter of some days ago, inviting him to accept that York will never be a car user's paradise...........[/p][/quote]Pretty sure I did reply in the comments section to your letter. In the article on my becoming leader I said I thought York was too anti car and I stand by that, of course it will never be a 'car users' paradise' and nor should it be. It's about a balance. Chris Steward
  • Score: -13

7:04pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Rocking Horse wrote:
I see that the score hacker has been even more subtle than usual. His/her meddling is still obvious though.

The first five comments had attracted +ve scores a short while after I had posted comment #5. my comment had a score of +9, with the Micklegate's two preceeding comments having scores of +5 and +6.
You consistently get negative scores.
The "Marxist Score Hacker" (or is it the Score-Hacking Marxist?) does it by the hundreds.
These negatives are representative as usual, not fiddled.
[quote][p][bold]Rocking Horse[/bold] wrote: I see that the score hacker has been even more subtle than usual. His/her meddling is still obvious though. The first five comments had attracted +ve scores a short while after I had posted comment #5. my comment had a score of +9, with the Micklegate's two preceeding comments having scores of +5 and +6.[/p][/quote]You consistently get negative scores. The "Marxist Score Hacker" (or is it the Score-Hacking Marxist?) does it by the hundreds. These negatives are representative as usual, not fiddled. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -7

7:59pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Further -

Look who got a thread shut down. Again. With these ramblings and allegations:

Off His Rocking Horse wrote:
Who's 'we' ? Is it the handful of misinformed (heads in the sand) Labour supporters who post on here ?

It's not a theory - it's all based on facts and evidence.....

Mulgan is a known marxist.

Nesta are acting beyond their remit. They're supposed purpose is promoting 'science' 'technology' and the 'arts'. Why are they working with councils on politically orientated agenda's ? It's all about cutting out the private sector (starving capitalism).

Kersten England is using York for a marxist agenda - FACT !


Nice one. Some real people had some real things they were discussing but once again you came along and puked all over it with your usual over the top crap.
You're the king of hypocrisy and paranoia. Contrition is your nemesis.
You're the kid who makes the whole class have to stay behind.
Further - Look who got a thread shut down. Again. With these ramblings and allegations: [quote]Off His Rocking Horse wrote: Who's 'we' ? Is it the handful of misinformed (heads in the sand) Labour supporters who post on here ? It's not a theory - it's all based on facts and evidence..... Mulgan is a known marxist. Nesta are acting beyond their remit. They're supposed purpose is promoting 'science' 'technology' and the 'arts'. Why are they working with councils on politically orientated agenda's ? It's all about cutting out the private sector (starving capitalism). Kersten England is using York for a marxist agenda - FACT ![/quote] Nice one. Some real people had some real things they were discussing but once again you came along and puked all over it with your usual over the top crap. You're the king of hypocrisy and paranoia. Contrition is your nemesis. You're the kid who makes the whole class have to stay behind. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -7

8:01pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Off His Rocking Horse wrote:
Who's 'we' ? Is it the handful of misinformed (heads in the sand) Labour supporters who post on here ?

It has to be most users and, importantly, regardless of politics. Bet the percentage is high. Some will remember all your re-names after being banned, many will remember your campaign to get housebuilders back to the glory days of the eighties and all the "supportive accounts" this website had that have subsequently and not too mysteriously disappeared since. It's not just this site that has banned/blocked you.

Kersten England is using York for a marxist agenda - FACT !

Your Friend of This Parish had it printed that I was cowardly for being all anonymous-like. Allegations like yours quoted need the power of a real person behind them. Why don't you grow a pair and come out of the closet with your revelations? If you want people to believe you then your friend's advice is good. Otherwise you're just another crazy anonymous coward, crawling out from your stone to unleash venom and vitriol.
[quote]Off His Rocking Horse wrote: Who's 'we' ? Is it the handful of misinformed (heads in the sand) Labour supporters who post on here ?[/quote] It has to be most users and, importantly, regardless of politics. Bet the percentage is high. Some will remember all your re-names after being banned, many will remember your campaign to get housebuilders back to the glory days of the eighties and all the "supportive accounts" this website had that have subsequently and not too mysteriously disappeared since. It's not just this site that has banned/blocked you. [quote]Kersten England is using York for a marxist agenda - FACT ![/quote] Your Friend of This Parish had it printed that I was cowardly for being all anonymous-like. Allegations like yours quoted need the power of a real person behind them. Why don't you grow a pair and come out of the closet with your revelations? If you want people to believe you then your friend's advice is good. Otherwise you're just another crazy anonymous coward, crawling out from your stone to unleash venom and vitriol. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -7

10:18pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Did you get bored after ten or so, Paul?
Did you get bored after ten or so, Paul? Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -11

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