Matt

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  • in reply to: MP for McDonalds #188541

    Matt
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    Not sure if you are being satirical or not Benjamin – as it seems like an absurd take, I clearly posted information from her website relating to the fact that she doesn’t respond to individual emails. A number of constituents have complained that she doesn’t advertise ways to get access to her weekly surgeries, which means with social media contact cut off as well – it is in fact very difficult to get any kind of access to Sarah Atherton, unless you are a friend of hers or singing from the same hymn sheet.

    Last time I checked forums are for opinion and those opinions I stand by.

    I reject the idea that you must respect a representative because of position alone. Respect is something that is earned. Ian Lucas was someone who earned respect of a lot of members of the community. However, there were others that were nothing but abusive continuously to himself and his family. Don’t get me wrong, there’s no place for nastyness, but unless we are suddenly living in Russia or North Korea then criticism about public officials is fair game in the UK. Otherwise you can just shut down all the papers, political cartoonists, Private Eye, take programmes away like Have I Got News For You AND certainly silence political stand-up. Makes no sense does it.

    Quite frankly I’d also struggle to extend my respects if my local MP was the likes of Boris Johnson, Mark Francois or Jacob Rees Mogg.

    in reply to: MP for McDonalds #188535

    Matt
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    She has now stated that she won’t even reply to emails. You couldn’t make it up. Whatever happened to contact your local MP if you need help?

    in reply to: MP for McDonalds #188493

    Matt
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    It’s absolutely shameful that in PMQs today another MP from another area had to ask a question about Wrexham workers when the Delusional Atherton completely failed to do anything for the town. She just continues to wish she was an MP in England.

    Her failure to recognise anything Welsh or local to Wrexham or North Wales and her continued lambasting of the WAG – posting pointless letters whining that Wales isn’t a carbon copy of England means she is not fit for purpose as a local MP.

    She needs a massive reality check in terms of what she thinks the majority of the electorate in this town wants versus the perverse messages she delivers.

    Wrexham was promised the equivalent of a Rolls Royce MP by the Tories pre election and what we have been given is a horse and cart with 2 missing wheels and the horse is a bloody cardboard cutout.

    At what point do the Tory fetishists break rank and hold their hands up and admit we’ve been sold a dud?

    I’m saying those who voted Conservative could have been given a much better Tory MP than this. You’ve got another 4.5 years of this – congrats.

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    in reply to: MP for McDonalds #188423

    Matt
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    It is rather strange seeing as she also tweeted to shop local earlier in the day. Perhaps there could have been a more local business she could have promoted rather than an international corporation. Seems utterly bizarre and it is my understanding that there’s been a general level of disbelief over the photo on social media.

    in reply to: OMG Town centre to reopen #187975

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    Whilst Covid is still a major threat, it’s not really logical to go rushing off to your favourite retail store. However, a people have been stuck in lockdown for several months, they probably are seeking the incredibly mundane activity of going shopping for clothes etc… to seek some kind of normality of what they are used to.

    Unfortunately it does come with a risk and Jane is right, a large majority of retail stores – especially local independent ones will not re-open or will fail before Christmas. You can see other larger retailers are trimming the fat already and closing unprofitable stores and making thousands of job cuts.

    This doesn’t mean physical retail is dead, but it will definitely change. There are local businesses who have done well out of Covid, businesses like Orchard Pigs. Most consumers didn’t have a clue who they were before lockdown but people are flocking there now. There was a point when they were the only business who had flour in stock for sale in the county.

    But in terms of the town centre – the council have already realised that charging for car parking for retailers is a dead duck and it will be interesting to see what happens with business rates and rents if nobody is able to stay open and fill up units. The premiums of the town’s Central Business District are now well and truly gone.

    in reply to: Your forum posts could have won a tenner! (2012) #187967

    Matt
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    If I win a tenner I’m going to put it towards Sarah Atherton getting social media lessons.

    Or maybe just buy her a copy in a local bookstore of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’.

    Only just realised that this was from 2012!

    in reply to: Should Wetherspoons be Renamed? #187843

    Matt
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    Zinger, if you aren’t bothered about any of these things then we need to get to the root of what you are actually bothered about to make such a long post in this thread?

    I think the whole reason things have in fact come to a head is because quite frankly things have been simmering under the surface for too long and these direct actions are now people voicing the change they want to happen and getting it done.

    Just because something doesn’t impact you personally doesn’t mean it doesn’t mean a great deal to others. It makes me laugh that because of tokenism of ethnic minorities in politics and in life it somehow means everything is okay.

    It’s like saying because Obama became President in the USA it was a simple box ticking exercise to say racism had gone in America because someone of a different ethnicity made the top job. If anything it just compounded the issues in the country.

    If anything there’s an even bigger hurdle in this country to get someone as Prime Minister of ethnicity in this country. Look at the abuse Sadiq Khan gets as mayor of London.

    Could people hand on heart believe Conservative polling would remain high if tomorrow someone suggested replacing Johnson with Rishi Sunak as PM. This is a feasible option in term of his role as Chancellor but the heartlands Tory voterbase would never allow it.

    At the end of the day monuments and buildings rise and fall all the time, things get renamed all the time. Some people are bound to not like it, but ultimately people get over it and things progress.

    Did anyone really care when Queen’s Park was renamed to Caia. How many people are honestly still crying about the People’s Market being Ty Pawb these days?

    Onwards and forwards. If we weren’t all still sitting bored because of Covid-19 there’d be far less pressing issues for everyone to be gossiping about like which celebrities have had their eyebrows done and local issues like grass not being cut.

    Or perhaps these distractions are kept in place to blinker everyone to the mother of all recessions – probably depression just round the corner. The shit is about to hit the fan.

    in reply to: Black Lives Matter… #187748

    Matt
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    lives matter

    in reply to: Black Lives Matter… #187747

    Matt
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    For approximately how long have you been living in 1920s Harlem Captain?

    I’m also struggling whenever someone calls me a scullion, a rampallian and a fustiliarian. It’s all very upsetting.

    in reply to: Black Lives Matter… #187731

    Matt
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    This thread seems to be falling to whataboutery central and I feel myself going that way as well, Councillor I saw the fence panel thing earlier. Police are looking for a Guss. T. Wind and a Miss Gale – (not believed to be related to the Ceri Gale gang) in relation to the recent disappearances.

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