Landslide win was in no part Labour

Cllr Keith Morrell

Cllr Keith Morrell

First published in Readers' Letters

NO, D R Smith. I, as one of the many Coxford area voters who gave our independent councillor Keith Morrell a landslide win, were not under the illusion that he was Labour.

How dare you suggest we are that stupid (Letters, August 29).

It is exactly your and Labour’s contempt for us voters why we pushed Labour into third place in Coxford.

Mr Smith – we know the difference between a hardworking candidate who put people first and a Labour stooge.

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2:35pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Linesman says...

What did it say on the ballot paper?
What did it say on the ballot paper? Linesman
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4:59pm Wed 3 Sep 14

FoysCornerBoy says...

I'm not quite sure you've got all the facts straight here, Sue.

Keith and Don offered no alternative budget at the Council budget setting meetings in February and July this year. They did try and submit a budget proposal in 2013 but this was ruled out of order - on the advice of the Council's head of legal services - by the Mayor. A number of Labour Councillors I know would have welcomed an opportunity to discuss Keith and Don's alternative budget proposals and it is dishonest to claim, as you do, that debate was stifled by the Labour Group.

Wouldn't it be good if members of the Coxford 'left opposition' published their alternative Council budget proposals on a publicly accessible website so we can all see for ourselves the intellectual force of their arguments?
I'm not quite sure you've got all the facts straight here, Sue. Keith and Don offered no alternative budget at the Council budget setting meetings in February and July this year. They did try and submit a budget proposal in 2013 but this was ruled out of order - on the advice of the Council's head of legal services - by the Mayor. A number of Labour Councillors I know would have welcomed an opportunity to discuss Keith and Don's alternative budget proposals and it is dishonest to claim, as you do, that debate was stifled by the Labour Group. Wouldn't it be good if members of the Coxford 'left opposition' published their alternative Council budget proposals on a publicly accessible website so we can all see for ourselves the intellectual force of their arguments? FoysCornerBoy
  • Score: 3

7:45am Thu 4 Sep 14

aldermoorboy says...

Labour 2012 lies still causing Labour problems. Labour should learn from this no lies no smears. State your case honestly without bias and you will gain more respect.

Political strikes may still cost Labour and denying them is just deceiving yourselves.
Labour 2012 lies still causing Labour problems. Labour should learn from this no lies no smears. State your case honestly without bias and you will gain more respect. Political strikes may still cost Labour and denying them is just deceiving yourselves. aldermoorboy
  • Score: -2

9:06am Thu 4 Sep 14

Linesman says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Labour 2012 lies still causing Labour problems. Labour should learn from this no lies no smears. State your case honestly without bias and you will gain more respect.

Political strikes may still cost Labour and denying them is just deceiving yourselves.
Political strikes cost Royston Smith's Tory group.

It was his Political Action that caused a work-force Reaction.

One would not have happened without the other.

It is known as CAUSE and EFFECT.
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Labour 2012 lies still causing Labour problems. Labour should learn from this no lies no smears. State your case honestly without bias and you will gain more respect. Political strikes may still cost Labour and denying them is just deceiving yourselves.[/p][/quote]Political strikes cost Royston Smith's Tory group. It was his Political Action that caused a work-force Reaction. One would not have happened without the other. It is known as CAUSE and EFFECT. Linesman
  • Score: -1

3:53pm Thu 4 Sep 14

aldermoorboy says...

Royston did not call for a strike it was Labour/Unions, no matter how many times you try and spin it, it was Labour walking hand in hand with the Unions that were on strike.
Royston asked them not to strike, they would not negotiate for political reasons, they decided to strike.
The people in Harefield know that,that's why Royston was voted back in big time.

Maybe next May the people of Itchen will vote Royston in as their MP, i HOPE SO.
Royston did not call for a strike it was Labour/Unions, no matter how many times you try and spin it, it was Labour walking hand in hand with the Unions that were on strike. Royston asked them not to strike, they would not negotiate for political reasons, they decided to strike. The people in Harefield know that,that's why Royston was voted back in big time. Maybe next May the people of Itchen will vote Royston in as their MP, i HOPE SO. aldermoorboy
  • Score: -2

4:59pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Linesman says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Royston did not call for a strike it was Labour/Unions, no matter how many times you try and spin it, it was Labour walking hand in hand with the Unions that were on strike.
Royston asked them not to strike, they would not negotiate for political reasons, they decided to strike.
The people in Harefield know that,that's why Royston was voted back in big time.

Maybe next May the people of Itchen will vote Royston in as their MP, i HOPE SO.
I never said that he CALLEED it.

I said that his actions CAUSED it.

The Unions had no cause to ballot their members until Royston Smith took the action that he did, and no matter how many times you try to spin it, it was Royston Smith, walking hand in hand with his Tory colleagues on Southampton City Council, taking provocative action, that caused the strike.

I know that you will never admit it, and I honestly think that the more times you repeat that line of B S, you are actually beginning to believe it.

The fact that you are in a minority in holding that opinion should tell you something.

The majority of Southampton's electorate indicated who they thought were to blame for the strike, which is why Royston Smith is no longer Leader of Southampton City Council.
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Royston did not call for a strike it was Labour/Unions, no matter how many times you try and spin it, it was Labour walking hand in hand with the Unions that were on strike. Royston asked them not to strike, they would not negotiate for political reasons, they decided to strike. The people in Harefield know that,that's why Royston was voted back in big time. Maybe next May the people of Itchen will vote Royston in as their MP, i HOPE SO.[/p][/quote]I never said that he CALLEED it. I said that his actions CAUSED it. The Unions had no cause to ballot their members until Royston Smith took the action that he did, and no matter how many times you try to spin it, it was Royston Smith, walking hand in hand with his Tory colleagues on Southampton City Council, taking provocative action, that caused the strike. I know that you will never admit it, and I honestly think that the more times you repeat that line of B S, you are actually beginning to believe it. The fact that you are in a minority in holding that opinion should tell you something. The majority of Southampton's electorate indicated who they thought were to blame for the strike, which is why Royston Smith is no longer Leader of Southampton City Council. Linesman
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