Labour lunacy

Labour lunacy

Labour lunacy

First published in Letters by

TEN years on, I successfully claimed a £10 wager from my friend and one-time election running-mate, Phill Thomas.

For reasons which seemed obvious, I doubted that York’s former council offices lent themselves to a viable hotel conversion.

The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing… plus cramming extra bijou residences behind.

York’s roads cannot cope with modern traffic density so this Labour administration, like its predecessor a decade ago, believes in coercing us out of our cars and on to the buses. Or to use bikes.

Likely wealthy purchasers of such premium property include families, owning multiple cars, perhaps employing staff requiring their own transport.

Probable owners of premium cars, will they want their Bentleys, BMWs or Range Rovers sitting in a car-park exposed to York’s notorious weekend drinkers? Or demand garages?

The proposed bijou ‘coach houses’ incorporate garages, presumably for their owner’s benefit while, paradoxically, the owners of York’s new grandest properties are expected to leave their vehicles exposed…when not using the bus or on their bikes.

York’s planners need to wake-up, smell the coffee …then deal with reality …not the world as they would like it to be.

Nick Blitz, Wilkinsons Court, Easingwold, York.

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11:18am Wed 27 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

"TEN years on"
Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ?
"The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing"
But the council don't own the property ?
"TEN years on" Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ? "The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing" But the council don't own the property ? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 11

3:56pm Wed 27 Aug 14

The Great Buda says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
"TEN years on"
Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ?
"The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing"
But the council don't own the property ?
Everything is the Labours fault*. Are you new round here?


*except when the Libs where in, and I remember it was definitely their fault then.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "TEN years on" Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ? "The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing" But the council don't own the property ?[/p][/quote]Everything is the Labours fault*. Are you new round here? *except when the Libs where in, and I remember it was definitely their fault then. The Great Buda
  • Score: 8

4:18pm Wed 27 Aug 14

samana says...

Why aren't we allowed to comment on this Archbishops self serving publicity hypocritical publicity seeking activities?
Why aren't we allowed to comment on this Archbishops self serving publicity hypocritical publicity seeking activities? samana
  • Score: -5

5:34pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

samana wrote:
Why aren't we allowed to comment on this Archbishops self serving publicity hypocritical publicity seeking activities?
Because religion gets a free pass to spout whatever nosense it likes and pass it off as wisdom.
[quote][p][bold]samana[/bold] wrote: Why aren't we allowed to comment on this Archbishops self serving publicity hypocritical publicity seeking activities?[/p][/quote]Because religion gets a free pass to spout whatever nosense it likes and pass it off as wisdom. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -7

5:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Nonsense, I meant.
Nonsense, I meant. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -2

7:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

The Great Buda wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"TEN years on"
Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ?
"The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing"
But the council don't own the property ?
Everything is the Labours fault*. Are you new round here?


*except when the Libs where in, and I remember it was definitely their fault then.
Lenin said "A lie told often enough becomes the truth".
It's ironic that Tories and Liberals appear to be taking him at face value.
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "TEN years on" Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ? "The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing" But the council don't own the property ?[/p][/quote]Everything is the Labours fault*. Are you new round here? *except when the Libs where in, and I remember it was definitely their fault then.[/p][/quote]Lenin said "A lie told often enough becomes the truth". It's ironic that Tories and Liberals appear to be taking him at face value. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 15

8:31pm Wed 27 Aug 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
The Great Buda wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"TEN years on"
Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ?
"The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing"
But the council don't own the property ?
Everything is the Labours fault*. Are you new round here?


*except when the Libs where in, and I remember it was definitely their fault then.
Lenin said "A lie told often enough becomes the truth".
It's ironic that Tories and Liberals appear to be taking him at face value.
A bit like the lie we keep getting told about increasing volumes of traffic in York.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "TEN years on" Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ? "The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing" But the council don't own the property ?[/p][/quote]Everything is the Labours fault*. Are you new round here? *except when the Libs where in, and I remember it was definitely their fault then.[/p][/quote]Lenin said "A lie told often enough becomes the truth". It's ironic that Tories and Liberals appear to be taking him at face value.[/p][/quote]A bit like the lie we keep getting told about increasing volumes of traffic in York. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -46

1:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Ichabod76 says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
"TEN years on"
Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ?
"The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing"
But the council don't own the property ?
Yes the lib deems sold it , but who granted planning ?
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "TEN years on" Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ? "The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing" But the council don't own the property ?[/p][/quote]Yes the lib deems sold it , but who granted planning ? Ichabod76
  • Score: -2

4:59pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
"TEN years on"
Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ?
"The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing"
But the council don't own the property ?
Yes the lib deems sold it , but who granted planning ?
No idea who granted planning - can you tell me ? Do mean planning for the hotel or the flats/houses ?
Since the council didn't own the building from 2008 onward and were merely a tenant until 2013, what difference does it make ?
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: "TEN years on" Weren't the Liberals running York then? Didn't they sell the offices, not Labour ? "The council and developer have now proposed a mixture of über housing" But the council don't own the property ?[/p][/quote]Yes the lib deems sold it , but who granted planning ?[/p][/quote]No idea who granted planning - can you tell me ? Do mean planning for the hotel or the flats/houses ? Since the council didn't own the building from 2008 onward and were merely a tenant until 2013, what difference does it make ? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 0
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