Lendal ‘disaster’

Lendal ‘disaster’

Lendal ‘disaster’

First published in Letters by

AT full council, the Labour group excelled in time-stalling and, with ‘utilisation’ of procedural rules, avoided the motion debate over the now infamous Lendal Bridge charade. They are champion democracy dodgers.

Their ‘trial’ was an unmitigated disaster from the beginning, the lack of meaningful consultation and preparation which resulted in woefully inadequate signage and utter confusion meant that any possible good intentions have long been in tatters.

What would seem to have been disgraceful attempts at cover ups, as exposed in The Press recently, should mean anyone involved with a shred of conscience will feel thoroughly embarrassed and ashamed. Labour’s failure to give credible, logical criteria for objective judgement mean residents will not trust any forthcoming data from this administration.

Most York citizens now know the financial penalties, and many experience the daily inconvenience of lengthy detours and delays.

Visit York and Welcome to Yorkshire must despair that the vital work they do to promote the city is unravelled as visitors repeatedly vow never to return after receiving the very unwelcome council ‘souvenirs’ on their doormats.

York Conservatives have long called for this damaging fiasco to be brought to an end and the bridge must now be reopened without delay.

Coun Paul Doughty, Conservative, Strensall ward.

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6:52pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them.
Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring.
James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity.
A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them. Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring. James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity. Jonothon
  • Score: -11

7:08pm Wed 2 Apr 14

oi oi savaloy says...

Jonothon wrote:
A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them.
Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring.
James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity.
You reckon??
i've voted Labour all my life (since 1979) Alexander and his little band of merry lunatics have lost my vote, and just to note a lot of people i work with have said the same! Lendal bridge ,Beckfield Lane tip, travellers site's and a lot of other things as made a lot of peoples minds up!
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them. Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring. James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity.[/p][/quote]You reckon?? i've voted Labour all my life (since 1979) Alexander and his little band of merry lunatics have lost my vote, and just to note a lot of people i work with have said the same! Lendal bridge ,Beckfield Lane tip, travellers site's and a lot of other things as made a lot of peoples minds up! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 10

8:16pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them.
Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring.
James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity.
You reckon??
i've voted Labour all my life (since 1979) Alexander and his little band of merry lunatics have lost my vote, and just to note a lot of people i work with have said the same! Lendal bridge ,Beckfield Lane tip, travellers site's and a lot of other things as made a lot of peoples minds up!
Saveloy, you did not read my message very carefully, I was not talking about the electorate, but the totallty ineffective Tory and LibDem opposition in council.
Labour wipes the floor with them every time.

Glad you broke the habit of voting Labour though. I hope you don't replace it with a worse habit
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them. Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring. James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity.[/p][/quote]You reckon?? i've voted Labour all my life (since 1979) Alexander and his little band of merry lunatics have lost my vote, and just to note a lot of people i work with have said the same! Lendal bridge ,Beckfield Lane tip, travellers site's and a lot of other things as made a lot of peoples minds up![/p][/quote]Saveloy, you did not read my message very carefully, I was not talking about the electorate, but the totallty ineffective Tory and LibDem opposition in council. Labour wipes the floor with them every time. Glad you broke the habit of voting Labour though. I hope you don't replace it with a worse habit Jonothon
  • Score: -8

11:47pm Wed 2 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Jonothon wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them.
Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring.
James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity.
You reckon??
i've voted Labour all my life (since 1979) Alexander and his little band of merry lunatics have lost my vote, and just to note a lot of people i work with have said the same! Lendal bridge ,Beckfield Lane tip, travellers site's and a lot of other things as made a lot of peoples minds up!
Saveloy, you did not read my message very carefully, I was not talking about the electorate, but the totallty ineffective Tory and LibDem opposition in council.
Labour wipes the floor with them every time.

Glad you broke the habit of voting Labour though. I hope you don't replace it with a worse habit
Don't you mean Labour walks all over the opposition? You know in a similar way in which it walks all over York residents with no regard for their thoughts or lives.
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: A lot of huffing and puffing from Mr Doughty, but what it boils down to is that the Tories and LibDems tried to hitch a ride to popularity on the bandwaggon effect of the bridge restrictions, and the Labour strategists ran rings roundf them. Even with a fair wind behind them, the Tories (and the Lib Dems) seem incapable of scoring. James Alexander has nothing to fear from this shambolic opposition, mores the pity.[/p][/quote]You reckon?? i've voted Labour all my life (since 1979) Alexander and his little band of merry lunatics have lost my vote, and just to note a lot of people i work with have said the same! Lendal bridge ,Beckfield Lane tip, travellers site's and a lot of other things as made a lot of peoples minds up![/p][/quote]Saveloy, you did not read my message very carefully, I was not talking about the electorate, but the totallty ineffective Tory and LibDem opposition in council. Labour wipes the floor with them every time. Glad you broke the habit of voting Labour though. I hope you don't replace it with a worse habit[/p][/quote]Don't you mean Labour walks all over the opposition? You know in a similar way in which it walks all over York residents with no regard for their thoughts or lives. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -33

3:16am Thu 3 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

This is a letter from an opposition councillor... the word 'opposition' gives us a clue as to what the basic gist of the letter will be. We know they will oppose the bridge closure, so writing letters in to say so is a bit pointless really.
This is a letter from an opposition councillor... the word 'opposition' gives us a clue as to what the basic gist of the letter will be. We know they will oppose the bridge closure, so writing letters in to say so is a bit pointless really. Magicman!
  • Score: -4

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