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Conservative Government: Bradford's a ****hole

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JonButterfield, Oct 3, 2023.

  1. JonButterfield

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    https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/23831408.conservative-mp-makes-appalling-comment-bradford/

    "Would you want to get there quicker?" said one of the biggest dickheads in England, Lee Anderson.

    The Conservative government's attitude to our city and their lack of interest in our prosperity is plain for all to see. This, of course, is the excuse for failing to link us up with proper transport links.

    I honestly don't know how anyone living in or around Bradford can vote for these clowns. They have no time for you.
     
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  2. NorthernMonkey

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    How do you feel about the labour council that's turned it into the "shithole" though?

    I mean, he wasn't wrong was he.
     
  3. Idlebantam

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    Yet Bradford has been administered by a useless Labour led council for many years and they are the ones who have turned us into the s**thole it has become. So don't tell me Labour care about us.
     
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  4. JonButterfield

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    Labour aren't in power and don't hold the treasury.

    It's a smart ploy to cut council budgets then point fingers for overspending.

    If we think Tory governments supplying Labour councils is an honest relationship, surely were just kidding ourselves.

    While an opposition council could theoretically undermine a government, the government in power should still take overall responsibility, but we know that's not the name of the game.

    Rule your country, but pretend the failure of leadership isn't the problem of the overall rulers.

    I suppose some people will buy it.

    Bit like the migrant crisis the Tories are somehow claiming isn't their own direct failure after a decade dealing with it.
     
  5. JonButterfield

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    I mean, that dude's from Nottingham, which is both awesome (as a night out) and awful at the same time.
     
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  6. Bronco

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    I believe with regards Lee Anderson resent comment with regards economic migrants he's enjoys the limelight.
     
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  7. JonButterfield

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    Yep. I expect trolls on a forum, not in government.
     
  8. Offcomedun

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    Labour has been in sole control of Bradford Council since 2010. Are you seriously suggesting that the place was vibrant and thriving before then? It’s been on its knees for most of the time since I came here in 1980, including the years of Tory control under Pickles.

    But, of course, the period since 2010 exactly coincides with the period of massive cuts to the council budget by successive Tory governments.

    https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/politics/yorkshires-poorest-councils-get-cuts-three-times-as-high-as-those-in-surrey-and-oxfordshire-4120750
     
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    Just as a matter of interest do you vote in local elections?
     
  10. NorthernMonkey

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    I'm absolutely not championing either side, I don't believe that any political party would make any meaningful changes to the City regardless of who is in control of the council, or indeed parliament.

    We've been truly left to rot and even Halifax with the money invested in piece hall has over taken us as a more desirable destination.
     
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    I’ve never understood what people see in Piece Hall. Yes, it’s a lovely historic building but it’s full of uninspiring shops selling mostly tat.
     
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    Have a look at the list of live music they've had there recently. Bradford haven't had a list like that in the last 20 years!
     
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    Yeah, it's a very desirable live music venue these days, which is full credit to whoever started that.

    I agree Bradford has been left to rot, too.

    What I don't expect is the government to take the piss out of the fact they've neglected us this past 13 years.
     
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    Politicians don't care about any of us 'plebs'. They constantly lie to us, heck they don't even try and hide it these days.
     
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    I've been plenty of times as a resident of Halifax, its a great place to visit. Now becoming one of the most desirable music venues in the country in the summer season. leadership and vision have brought this about, something seriously lacking in Bradford with its utterly useless council, they'd have bulldozed the Odeon if they had got their way.
     
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    Yes
     
  17. Offcomedun

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    Fair enough. I’ve never been to it as a music venue. TBH I didn’t realise that is it’s primary function.
     
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    It's not, it's also used as a drinking venue with lots of independent bars and for lots of varied shows and events. It's a great multi purpose venue.

    It's also all been implemented by a labour run council so it should definitely meet your approval.
     
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    Fair enough. I rarely go to Halifax. I’ve only ever called into Piece Hall when I’ve happened to be in the area for other things - like visiting Eureka with the grandson - and it’s always been dead. I always though it was meant primarily as a shopping venue, hence my disappointment. My mistake.
     
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    It was a while ago, but we really enjoyed something called the Halifax Happening at the Piece Hall, well over a decade ago, possibly nearer 2 decades, the place had just been refurbished. Humphrey Littleton and his band played live. We took my Mum and Dad who remembered seeing Humph several decades earlier. Sadly Humph and my parents are no longer with us, but we remember it as a grand day out.
     
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