Political football

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First published in Letters by

COUNCILLOR James Alexander’s letter of August 30 was his usual concoction of distorted quotes from years ago as he showed the only football he cares about on the Community Stadium is a political one.

From watching York City beat Man United and Everton in the League Cup, games as a ball boy (a police officer giving me permission to throw an inflatable banana back into the Longhurst Stand being a favourite memory), charging on to the Knights pitch to get Tawera Nikau’s autograph (I could charge in those days) to watching the opening Knights game this year through a corporate ticket for the first time, I have always been concerned for our local teams.

I believe Cllr Alexander still only watches our teams when they play at Wembley. He falsely says that under the Conservatives the Community Stadium wouldn’t have happened. We have never opposed it per se.

However, as official opposition we have and will continue to ask searching questions, especially about its financing.

I advise Cllr Alexander to contemplate the words of former US president Truman: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Councillor Chris Steward, York Conservative group leader, City of York Council. Councillor for Rural West York.

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12:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Fat Harry says...

Perhaps Mr Steward should add the word "disingenous" to his Twitter profile.

It wouldn't matter much whether he placed it before or after "LUFC".
Perhaps Mr Steward should add the word "disingenous" to his Twitter profile. It wouldn't matter much whether he placed it before or after "LUFC". Fat Harry
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3:28pm Mon 1 Sep 14

CaroleBaines says...

Is our leader of the opposition really no better than; 'I've been to more football matches than him'. My goodness, why do we have to put up with such ridiculous politicians in this city?
Is our leader of the opposition really no better than; 'I've been to more football matches than him'. My goodness, why do we have to put up with such ridiculous politicians in this city? CaroleBaines
  • Score: 8

11:54pm Mon 1 Sep 14

marvell says...

It makes me smile that Cllr Steward writes a narcissisitic letter effectively boasting that he watches more local sport than another councillor. A plague on both your houses.

Fact is that "I'm alright Jack" stockbroker Steward is more know for achieving national infamy for his mass stereotyping of poor people and denying that food banks needed to exist - in a country run by his own party.

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It makes me smile that Cllr Steward writes a narcissisitic letter effectively boasting that he watches more local sport than another councillor. A plague on both your houses. Fact is that "I'm alright Jack" stockbroker Steward is more know for achieving national infamy for his mass stereotyping of poor people and denying that food banks needed to exist - in a country run by his own party. http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/2013/01/ 03/tory-councillor-c hris-steward-food-ba nks-criticised_n_240 2631.html marvell
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9:09am Tue 2 Sep 14

York2000 says...

If the Press has its way - This guy will be running York next year. More of the same for York then.

'We have never opposed it per se.' - Classic politican twisting.
If the Press has its way - This guy will be running York next year. More of the same for York then. 'We have never opposed it per se.' - Classic politican twisting. York2000
  • Score: 3
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