MPs need to stop deriding opposition

Dave Shields

Dave Shields

First published in Readers' Letters

READING your paper recently, I was rather curious of the “In My View” by Councillor Dave Shields, pictured, representing Labour.

He looks a very genial gentleman but that is where it ends; all this write-up did was attack the Tories, nothing about what his party will do at local level in the forthcoming elections. Where was Mr Shields in the last 13 years of Labour Government? Does he remember the debt inherited by the present Government?

When Labour regained control of the city, they were going to keep Lord’s Hill swimming baths open, but promptly closed it when elected – I hope people will remember that at the local elections this year!

From what I read and from friends in Southampton, Labour made a concerted effort to regain control, aided greatly by the unions, Labour MPs and many others.

All I would like from any politicians is the truth and what they plan to do – not to totally deride their opposition.

Regardless of Mr Shields’ opinion, Royston Smith and Jeremy Moulton have worked extremely hard for the city, over and above a normal working week.

If their ambition is to represent the city as Conservative MPs, isn’t that exactly what Alan Whitehead and John Denham did?

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2:38pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Oh dear Dave ....... looks like you have hit a nerve with the Tory faithful
Oh dear Dave ....... looks like you have hit a nerve with the Tory faithful Lone Ranger.
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4:29pm Mon 17 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

This man has no ideas except knocking decent men who try hard this this town for more than a decade.
This man has no ideas except knocking decent men who try hard this this town for more than a decade. aldermoorboy
  • Score: -2

4:32pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
This man has no ideas except knocking decent men who try hard this this town for more than a decade.
Yep .... looks like i was spot on
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: This man has no ideas except knocking decent men who try hard this this town for more than a decade.[/p][/quote]Yep .... looks like i was spot on Lone Ranger.
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2:09pm Tue 18 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

So Lone Ranger, tell me what you have done for this town, other than supporting strikes. Those two guys have dis armed a killer, jumped out of planes for charity, spent weeks clearing rubbish in this town etc etc.

Good men both of them and you know it,
So Lone Ranger, tell me what you have done for this town, other than supporting strikes. Those two guys have dis armed a killer, jumped out of planes for charity, spent weeks clearing rubbish in this town etc etc. Good men both of them and you know it, aldermoorboy
  • Score: -2

2:30pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
So Lone Ranger, tell me what you have done for this town, other than supporting strikes. Those two guys have dis armed a killer, jumped out of planes for charity, spent weeks clearing rubbish in this town etc etc.

Good men both of them and you know it,
Firstly aldermoor ... its a CITY.
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I only know of one strike that i have openly admitted to supporting in this CITY.
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Ummm .... jumping out of planes and clearing rubbish !! ....... ONLY for their self promotion as i dont recall them doing either of those things.
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Yep ....... looks like you went for ir again aldermoorboy . ....... Shame YOU Tories cant handle the truth
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: So Lone Ranger, tell me what you have done for this town, other than supporting strikes. Those two guys have dis armed a killer, jumped out of planes for charity, spent weeks clearing rubbish in this town etc etc. Good men both of them and you know it,[/p][/quote]Firstly aldermoor ... its a CITY. . I only know of one strike that i have openly admitted to supporting in this CITY. . Ummm .... jumping out of planes and clearing rubbish !! ....... ONLY for their self promotion as i dont recall them doing either of those things. . Yep ....... looks like you went for ir again aldermoorboy . ....... Shame YOU Tories cant handle the truth Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Tue 18 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

Lone Ranger 1-0 Aldermoorboy sorry City.

Still no answer what you have done?

Those two have been working hard for this City and its people for well over 10 years because they care, that is a fact as thousands of Southampton people will tell you.
I know you find it hard to believe but Tories in this town do care.
Maybe one day you may even vote for one of them.
Lone Ranger 1-0 Aldermoorboy sorry City. Still no answer what you have done? Those two have been working hard for this City and its people for well over 10 years because they care, that is a fact as thousands of Southampton people will tell you. I know you find it hard to believe but Tories in this town do care. Maybe one day you may even vote for one of them. aldermoorboy
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Lone Ranger 1-0 Aldermoorboy sorry City.

Still no answer what you have done?

Those two have been working hard for this City and its people for well over 10 years because they care, that is a fact as thousands of Southampton people will tell you.
I know you find it hard to believe but Tories in this town do care.
Maybe one day you may even vote for one of them.
Not going to take part in your silly point scoring games as i doubt that you and your weird friend would believe it.
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Thousands of people care for this city (well done) but dont do it for self promotion or reward as these two have.
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As i have pointed out before the words Care and Tory .. do not belong in the same sentence ...... or if they do they should be preceeded by the word DON'T.
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Your final sentence just shows how ridiculous you are.
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But you have a nice evening ...... I'm off volunteering my time for another three hours.
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WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE ??
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Lone Ranger 1-0 Aldermoorboy sorry City. Still no answer what you have done? Those two have been working hard for this City and its people for well over 10 years because they care, that is a fact as thousands of Southampton people will tell you. I know you find it hard to believe but Tories in this town do care. Maybe one day you may even vote for one of them.[/p][/quote]Not going to take part in your silly point scoring games as i doubt that you and your weird friend would believe it. . Thousands of people care for this city (well done) but dont do it for self promotion or reward as these two have. . As i have pointed out before the words Care and Tory .. do not belong in the same sentence ...... or if they do they should be preceeded by the word DON'T. . Your final sentence just shows how ridiculous you are. . But you have a nice evening ...... I'm off volunteering my time for another three hours. . WHAT HAVE YOU EVER DONE ?? Lone Ranger.
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9:39am Wed 19 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

Lone Ranger, I cannot tell you what I have done for this town as it would be self promoting as I am a Tory voter, if only I was Labour then it would be ok.
Lone Ranger, I cannot tell you what I have done for this town as it would be self promoting as I am a Tory voter, if only I was Labour then it would be ok. aldermoorboy
  • Score: 0

11:11am Wed 19 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Lone Ranger, I cannot tell you what I have done for this town as it would be self promoting as I am a Tory voter, if only I was Labour then it would be ok.
Wrong again aldermoorboy ....... how about you practice exactly what you preach ..... alittle honesty.
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It is the Tories who self promote to boost their ego's ...... most other people devote years to charities and their work and seek neither commendation or reward .......
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I would guess that you cant answer the question as you do absolutely NOTHING ..... apart from the odd 10p in a charity tin.
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How disappointing you really are ...... but you are a typical Tory.
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Even by your own sad points/goal scoring you are well into negative numbers.
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Not quite the hounourable citizen that you thought you were .... are you
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Lone Ranger, I cannot tell you what I have done for this town as it would be self promoting as I am a Tory voter, if only I was Labour then it would be ok.[/p][/quote]Wrong again aldermoorboy ....... how about you practice exactly what you preach ..... alittle honesty. . It is the Tories who self promote to boost their ego's ...... most other people devote years to charities and their work and seek neither commendation or reward ....... . I would guess that you cant answer the question as you do absolutely NOTHING ..... apart from the odd 10p in a charity tin. . How disappointing you really are ...... but you are a typical Tory. . Even by your own sad points/goal scoring you are well into negative numbers. . Not quite the hounourable citizen that you thought you were .... are you Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 0

2:12pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Aldermoorboy ....... still no answer .... What have YOU done ??
Aldermoorboy ....... still no answer .... What have YOU done ?? Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 0

2:54pm Wed 19 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

I will not talk about my families charity work, except to say holidays have been spent in operating theatres in third world countries where there are no hospitals .
I am please to tell you many children could see after the operations for the first time.

I have a successful business that pays full tax, employs people, exports most of its work helping this area and country.

I think you will find the 30,000 + people that vote Tory in Southampton are decent caring people, I am sad you have such a wrong view.
Have a good afternoon.
I will not talk about my families charity work, except to say holidays have been spent in operating theatres in third world countries where there are no hospitals . I am please to tell you many children could see after the operations for the first time. I have a successful business that pays full tax, employs people, exports most of its work helping this area and country. I think you will find the 30,000 + people that vote Tory in Southampton are decent caring people, I am sad you have such a wrong view. Have a good afternoon. aldermoorboy
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8:54pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
I will not talk about my families charity work, except to say holidays have been spent in operating theatres in third world countries where there are no hospitals .
I am please to tell you many children could see after the operations for the first time.

I have a successful business that pays full tax, employs people, exports most of its work helping this area and country.

I think you will find the 30,000 + people that vote Tory in Southampton are decent caring people, I am sad you have such a wrong view.
Have a good afternoon.
Quite interesting that we have some things in common.
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Perhaps you are Socialist after all .......
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: I will not talk about my families charity work, except to say holidays have been spent in operating theatres in third world countries where there are no hospitals . I am please to tell you many children could see after the operations for the first time. I have a successful business that pays full tax, employs people, exports most of its work helping this area and country. I think you will find the 30,000 + people that vote Tory in Southampton are decent caring people, I am sad you have such a wrong view. Have a good afternoon.[/p][/quote]Quite interesting that we have some things in common. . Perhaps you are Socialist after all ....... Lone Ranger.
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