Jason Kitcat calls for unity and greater discipline in Green Party

Jason Kitcat with protesters outside Hove Town Hall before the council vote for an increase in council tax earlier this year

Jason Kitcat with protesters outside Hove Town Hall before the council vote for an increase in council tax earlier this year

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AFTER enduring an attempted coup, facing the controversies of a prolonged bin strike and the constant debate over travellers, council leader Jason Kitcat has announced he will be stepping down. HENRY HOLLOWAY reports on the reaction to the surprise announcement and the history of Coun Kitcat’s tumultuous seven year tenure.

ON Thursday evening the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council Jason Kitcat revealed he will not stand for re-election.

The Green councillor for the Regency ward said his decision was motivated by his desire for a “new challenge” and said he will quit active politics in its entirety.

He said it had always been his intention to step down following the 2011 council elections and said he had made the decision with his family.

The unexpected announcement has sparked rumours that other party members could also be ready to throw their hats in the ring ahead of the local and general elections next year.

In an exclusive interview with The Argus on Tuesday, when asked about the Green’s plan for the next four years he said he wanted to see “greater self discipline” and “unity” within the party, which has been plagued by division and controversy.

Councillor Kitcat went on to say he believes the public perception of the Green party is very different now compare to when the party first came to power.

He said: “First of all we were untested in power back then. We had balance of power in London but we had not been an administration.

“People have seen us in a different light. It has been testing, but they have seen we have delivered.

“People are coming up to me unprompted and thanking me for various things that have been done.“But if you are going to do things that make a difference, something worthwhile, then you are going to have a split of opinions.

“If no one had any opinion at all that would mean things are far worse, as it would mean they did not care.”

In a statement on his blog about his resignation, Councillor Kitcat said: “In 2010 as a family we agreed that, if re-selected for the 2011 council elections, this would be my last term on the council, and so it will be.

“It has been a huge honour and privilege to serve the residents of Regency ward since 2007. It’s a wonderful area to represent.

“To have been able to serve my second term as a councillor in administration, leading our city, has also been an immense honour.

“In dealing with the challenges we’ve faced, I’ve done all I can to contribute positively to our city for the benefit of all who live, work and visit here.

“I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve as a Green administration that I have led since 2012.

“However at this stage in my life I am ready for a new challenge.

“I won’t be pursuing active politics any longer but do want to continue public service in some way.

“I have no firm plans as yet and intend to continue in my current role until the council term ends as there is a lot still to do.

“This has been my decision, taken with my family.

“My passion for our city is undiminished and I wish all those involved with continuing to support our city’s wellbeing the very best.

“You have my support and admiration.”

When contacted by The Argus he declined to comment further.

The 35-year-old father of two will serve out his term as leader and ward councillor until the local and general elections on May 7 next year, when he will not run for re-election.The Green Party has praised Coun Kitcat’s tenure as leader saying he served with “determination over an extremely challenging period” and that the decision was a “private” one.

He was also called a “great leader” and the party wished him all the best.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: “Jason has served Brighton and Hove’s council with great determination over an extremely challenging period.

“He has always sought the best for our city and worked extremely hard to that end. I wish him and his family well.”

Geoffrey Bowden, who represents the Queen’s Park ward, said: “I had not seen it coming but he is a very young man with a very young family – he has his whole life ahead of him.“Green members were informed of his decision before it was released to the media.

“It is obviously a very private decision to make. He is a very bright man and he ran a successful business which he put on hold before entering into public service.

“He has built up vast experience over the years as a ward councillor and I imagine it will serve him in good stead.

“He has made a tremendous contribution but the party carries on.

“He has been a great leader in very difficult times. If we had chosen to become the first green administration we would not have done it at a time when we inherited problems from the previous administrations and austerity measures from the coalition.

“He steered the party forward in these circumstances.“When people look back on the circumstances of his leadership they see what a good job he did.”

Pete West, St Peter's and North Laine ward, said: “Jason has offered his reasons and I think we should respect those.“His contribution to the council and the city has been magnificent and he will be sorely missed.”

Coun Kitcat faced a difficult time as convenor racked with controversies, strikes and even an attempted coup by his own party members.He survived an attempt by disgruntled Green party members to unseat him in May 2013.

The members failed to get the support to pass a motion to place Phelim Mac Cafferty, councillor for Brunswick and Adelaide, as the new leader.

Councillor Kitcat also endured calls made by political rivals for his resignation over the council tax rise referendum which would have cost £230,000, after the failed party proposal to increase rates by 4.75%, and over the summer bin strikes last year.

He was first elected as leader of the council in May 2012 - previously holding the position of Cabinet Member for Finance and Central Services.

He is the former chairman of the Brighton and Hove Green Party and was first elected to the city council in December 2007 – claiming victory in the Regency ward by-election.

Coun Kitcat, who is half French-Canadian, is a graduate of the University of Warwick in Computer Science and Management Science and he holds masters in Technology and Innovation Management.

He is married to fellow councillor Ania Kitcat and together they have a daughter and son.In reaction to Coun Kitcat’s announcement the Labour group has slammed the council as “paralysed by division”.

Warren Morgan, leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group on Brighton and Hove City Council, accused the council of no longer being able to face tough decisions and claimed other Greens will also follow Coun Kitcat in stepping down.

He said: “Whilst personally I wish Jason Kitcat well in whatever he does next, I would remind everyone that he is remaining in office for another ten months, with another budget and many more vital decisions to make.“We have a Green council paralysed by division, unable to face tough decisions and to do what's needed to protect essential services in the face of Conservative cuts.“I know that many other Green councillors are not seeking re-election, so their days as a political force in the city are numbered.“Labour will make a major policy announcement next week and over the coming months will set out why residents should look to us to restore trust in the council, get the basics right and focus on jobs, homes, schools and inequality in the city.

“The Greens will now head into next May's local elections without a leader, having been abandoned by most of their senior councillors and with their last remaining activists focussed on trying to save their only parliamentary seat.

“They have yet to select any council candidates – in contrast Labour has selected well over half, including both local community activists and respected city figures such as Martin Perry.

“Anyone who voted Green four years ago needs to look at the state of the party, their defeat in last year's by-election and their defeat in the recent European elections, and decide who it is they want to take on the Tories locally.

“The Greens are in meltdown and anyone who doesn't want to see a Tory victory locally or nationally next May should back their local Labour parliamentary and council candidates.

“Under Labour the streets were kept clean, homes were built and award winning projects like the Jubilee Library, now the second most popular in the country, got done.

“We will return some respect to the council and focus on what matters to residents.”

Geoffrey Theobald, leader of the Conservative group on Brighton and Hove City Council, said he was “not surprised” by the announcement and questioned whether he believed he would hold the Regency ward.

In a statement on his blog Graham Cox, conservative councillor for Westbourne ward, said: “On the whole I have found Jason good to work with. Maybe his inexperience meant he was too ready to be led by senior council officers on occasions.

“But he always gave me the impression of trying to do what he was right for the City – including over reforms to Cityclean, the i360, working with the Government on the City Deal and securing funds from the coalition for improvements to our transport infrastructure.“I suspect it was problems within his own Party that got to him in the end. He was always on the more sensible wing of the Green Party, and he was undermined from the beginning by a substantial minority in that Party who prefer revolution, protest and anarchy to working within the system to make things better.

“Jason recognised more than most that if the Green Party needed to move from being just a protest movement, but too many of his colleagues found themselves unable to cope with the responsibility of choosing between competing demands which inevitably comes with power.

“Whilst we will continue to call Jason Kitcat and his administration to account during their last year in office, the Conservative Group on the city council will also remain a responsible opposition - in stark contrast to the local Labour Party.

“Where we judge the minority Green Administration to be acting in the long term interests of the city, then they will have our support.”

Conservative Councillor Dawn Barnett said: “I am not particularly surprised.

“There had been rumours he was going and there could be as many as ten Green councillors going before the next election.

“I think it might be a case of them going before they are pushed at the polls.

“I think Jason has become badly disillusioned following the two attempts to remove him as leader.

“It makes me wonder whether they will be able to get all their candidates to stand in all the wards.

“The question now is whether Jason will have the energy, the drive and the motivation to lead over the next 11 months, will he push his party all the way through to the next election if he won’t be standing himself?”

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8:16am Sat 21 Jun 14

pwlr1966 says...

Jason Kitcat calls for unity and greater discipline in Green Party
So the rest of the Greens can pack their bags and leave town too
Jason Kitcat calls for unity and greater discipline in Green Party So the rest of the Greens can pack their bags and leave town too pwlr1966
  • Score: 48

8:29am Sat 21 Jun 14

Reporter1 says...

Has the Argus turned into Kitkats personal news outlet? We have had his smug fizzog all week. It's very off putting.
Has the Argus turned into Kitkats personal news outlet? We have had his smug fizzog all week. It's very off putting. Reporter1
  • Score: 32

9:02am Sat 21 Jun 14

We love Red Billy says...

We get the picture Jason but could we have a list of other Green councillors who will not be standing?
We get the picture Jason but could we have a list of other Green councillors who will not be standing? We love Red Billy
  • Score: 26

9:19am Sat 21 Jun 14

Ania Green says...

Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.
Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati. Ania Green
  • Score: -81

9:34am Sat 21 Jun 14

Ohnotagain ! says...

Ania Green wrote:
Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.
You have very blinkered views I'm afraid, his list of achievement's do not come anywhere near his list of failures.

It is a forgon conclusion that the Greens will not return one single seat at next years local election, Jason knows this which is why he is doing the honourable thing by announcing his decision now to save embarrassment next year. I voted Greens last time in the hope of great things to come, how utterly disappointed I and many have been at what has been served before us.

Green Party, RIP
[quote][p][bold]Ania Green[/bold] wrote: Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.[/p][/quote]You have very blinkered views I'm afraid, his list of achievement's do not come anywhere near his list of failures. It is a forgon conclusion that the Greens will not return one single seat at next years local election, Jason knows this which is why he is doing the honourable thing by announcing his decision now to save embarrassment next year. I voted Greens last time in the hope of great things to come, how utterly disappointed I and many have been at what has been served before us. Green Party, RIP Ohnotagain !
  • Score: 42

9:38am Sat 21 Jun 14

westpiergone says...

Ania Green wrote:
Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.
So says the woman who called the residents of Brighton & Hove "Inbreds" .........Remember ?
[quote][p][bold]Ania Green[/bold] wrote: Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.[/p][/quote]So says the woman who called the residents of Brighton & Hove "Inbreds" .........Remember ? westpiergone
  • Score: 45

9:38am Sat 21 Jun 14

charlie smirke says...

Ania Green wrote:
Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.
You are the moron in my opinion. The greens and especially Kitcat , are some of the worst kind of lying, unscrupulous and incompetent people I have ever had the misfortune to come across.
[quote][p][bold]Ania Green[/bold] wrote: Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.[/p][/quote]You are the moron in my opinion. The greens and especially Kitcat , are some of the worst kind of lying, unscrupulous and incompetent people I have ever had the misfortune to come across. charlie smirke
  • Score: 44

9:44am Sat 21 Jun 14

Martha Gunn says...

'Unity and discipline'!
Yes and pigs might fly.

But what of the succession? What price about the contenders?
The torrent of desertions will soon become a flood and many of them seem to have thrown the towel in already.

And it is strongly rumoured that Cllr. Hawtree wants to return to his home planet just as soon as the transporter can beam down from the mother ship.

Will the contest be the occasion for a final 'clearing up' of the soiled microwave mystery?
After all it would not be seemly for a leading contender to remain mired in accusations that he made stool in the cooking appliance of an opponent. That really would give politics a dirty name.
'Unity and discipline'! Yes and pigs might fly. But what of the succession? What price about the contenders? The torrent of desertions will soon become a flood and many of them seem to have thrown the towel in already. And it is strongly rumoured that Cllr. Hawtree wants to return to his home planet just as soon as the transporter can beam down from the mother ship. Will the contest be the occasion for a final 'clearing up' of the soiled microwave mystery? After all it would not be seemly for a leading contender to remain mired in accusations that he made stool in the cooking appliance of an opponent. That really would give politics a dirty name. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 22

9:48am Sat 21 Jun 14

Valerie Paynter says...

The undermining of the Administration by a small number of activists not content to thrash out policy at Green party conferences, but rather to do it openly and selfishly from inside the job of Administration is not appreciated by the Green Party's machinery at national level. Real leadership starts there.

When a Green cllr from BLACKHEATH thinks he knows how this BHCC Administration has functioned so he tweets to saveHOVE that Kitcat is 'an embarrassment you do have to wonder whether he takes his view from online Argus trolls as his chief reference material. And the swaggering personal ambition of one Green cllr in particular is beyond baffling to me, given absence of much tangible performance as a cllr to justify preferment.

Cllr Phelim MacCafferty is a hugely valuable cllr and brilliant Chair of Planning. He and Jason should have been a dream team of real intelligence and efficiency. Personal hobby horse obsessions took precedence and made that an impossibility. Losing Phelim at the 2015 elections would be dreadful. Having him instead of Jason would be a mistake he would ultimately pay too high an electoral price for.

When Jason calls for greater self discipline he is surely speaking of the need to focus on city admin needs instead of using administration to further personal ambitions and as a platform for personal activist interests.

Cllrs per se are useless at calling officers to account and understanding their work and that is because they don't have their (supposed) training and officers are skilled at blocking feeble cllr scrutiny. Cllr Cox should be careful of using this argument against Kitcat so opportunistically. It is a zetgeist issue and he merely borrows it to big himself up.

Jason is going to be more of a loss to the Greens than they have the wudom to understand. And I say that in spite of bitter anger at his promotion of the i360 and foolish borrowing if 36.2m to pretty much give to Marks Barfield to get them and The West Pier Trust off the hook.

He must know that the extreme disruption to come and the public horror thst will finally sink in and surface about the i360 is going to coincide with the May 2015 election. The Tories and Greens alike may suffer at tge polls because of it.
The undermining of the Administration by a small number of activists not content to thrash out policy at Green party conferences, but rather to do it openly and selfishly from inside the job of Administration is not appreciated by the Green Party's machinery at national level. Real leadership starts there. When a Green cllr from BLACKHEATH thinks he knows how this BHCC Administration has functioned so he tweets to saveHOVE that Kitcat is 'an embarrassment you do have to wonder whether he takes his view from online Argus trolls as his chief reference material. And the swaggering personal ambition of one Green cllr in particular is beyond baffling to me, given absence of much tangible performance as a cllr to justify preferment. Cllr Phelim MacCafferty is a hugely valuable cllr and brilliant Chair of Planning. He and Jason should have been a dream team of real intelligence and efficiency. Personal hobby horse obsessions took precedence and made that an impossibility. Losing Phelim at the 2015 elections would be dreadful. Having him instead of Jason would be a mistake he would ultimately pay too high an electoral price for. When Jason calls for greater self discipline he is surely speaking of the need to focus on city admin needs instead of using administration to further personal ambitions and as a platform for personal activist interests. Cllrs per se are useless at calling officers to account and understanding their work and that is because they don't have their (supposed) training and officers are skilled at blocking feeble cllr scrutiny. Cllr Cox should be careful of using this argument against Kitcat so opportunistically. It is a zetgeist issue and he merely borrows it to big himself up. Jason is going to be more of a loss to the Greens than they have the wudom to understand. And I say that in spite of bitter anger at his promotion of the i360 and foolish borrowing if 36.2m to pretty much give to Marks Barfield to get them and The West Pier Trust off the hook. He must know that the extreme disruption to come and the public horror thst will finally sink in and surface about the i360 is going to coincide with the May 2015 election. The Tories and Greens alike may suffer at tge polls because of it. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: -13

10:03am Sat 21 Jun 14

Valerie Paynter says...

I say "pretty much give" regarding the £36.2m for building the i360 because the idea that BHCC will get £1m a year interest payment from it and repayment of the capital sum itself is just not believed by me or the public at large.

To get it the winds must never exceed 44mph (which would force shutdown) or a hurricane force of 110mph for more than a few minutes threaten structual integrity. The electrical sub-station that is to go into one of the arches to power i360 must never suffer inundation and blow up (as happened ladt winter to the one for the Palace Pier). And a staggering number of peoe need to turn up every single day to go up that pole or at least buy a ticket for it (even if only as one item in a bundled ticket).

Fasten your seatbelts..
I say "pretty much give" regarding the £36.2m for building the i360 because the idea that BHCC will get £1m a year interest payment from it and repayment of the capital sum itself is just not believed by me or the public at large. To get it the winds must never exceed 44mph (which would force shutdown) or a hurricane force of 110mph for more than a few minutes threaten structual integrity. The electrical sub-station that is to go into one of the arches to power i360 must never suffer inundation and blow up (as happened ladt winter to the one for the Palace Pier). And a staggering number of peoe need to turn up every single day to go up that pole or at least buy a ticket for it (even if only as one item in a bundled ticket). Fasten your seatbelts.. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: 11

10:11am Sat 21 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

Valerie, which Phelim is that you are mentioning? Mrs, Mr, miss or ms? Whoops, sorry , Phelim doesn't let us mention gender. (Allegedly) . forgot to mention, Phelim and all green councillors are wonderful and never put a step out of place.
Valerie, which Phelim is that you are mentioning? Mrs, Mr, miss or ms? Whoops, sorry , Phelim doesn't let us mention gender. (Allegedly) . forgot to mention, Phelim and all green councillors are wonderful and never put a step out of place. NickBrt
  • Score: 6

10:26am Sat 21 Jun 14

ruberducker says...

Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.
Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it. ruberducker
  • Score: 38

10:55am Sat 21 Jun 14

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

I'm no supporter of the Greens but I'm going to break ranks slightly and say that Kitkat hasn't been THAT bad - or to put it another way I don't think any of the other parties (or their leaders) would have been much better if they'd been in control.

The standard of local politicians is appallingly low and Kitkat is no worse than any other, and all those people who think Brighton will become a new Utopia once the Greens lose power is likely to be sadly disappointed.
I'm no supporter of the Greens but I'm going to break ranks slightly and say that Kitkat hasn't been THAT bad - or to put it another way I don't think any of the other parties (or their leaders) would have been much better if they'd been in control. The standard of local politicians is appallingly low and Kitkat is no worse than any other, and all those people who think Brighton will become a new Utopia once the Greens lose power is likely to be sadly disappointed. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
  • Score: -27

11:12am Sat 21 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

'Coup'??



Get real.
'Coup'?? Get real. stevo!!
  • Score: -2

11:31am Sat 21 Jun 14

Worriedofbrighton says...

Can't this useless party find some English leaders, there idiot leader is Australian, dopey is French Canadian god knows where Ania comes from Phlem not very English and Lucas is an alien Alpha Centory I think. Bye to the lot of them.
Can't this useless party find some English leaders, there idiot leader is Australian, dopey is French Canadian god knows where Ania comes from Phlem not very English and Lucas is an alien Alpha Centory I think. Bye to the lot of them. Worriedofbrighton
  • Score: 9

11:57am Sat 21 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

Well done, Henry Holloway: you've clearly copypasted a few quotes into the Argus's pre-prepared obituary and passed it off as your own work. Have a gold star.
Well done, Henry Holloway: you've clearly copypasted a few quotes into the Argus's pre-prepared obituary and passed it off as your own work. Have a gold star. Roundbill
  • Score: 7

12:30pm Sat 21 Jun 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Muppet calls for other muppets to stop acting like muppets. Some other muppets comment on a muppet's track record whilst appearing to readers as complete muppets as well.
Muppet calls for other muppets to stop acting like muppets. Some other muppets comment on a muppet's track record whilst appearing to readers as complete muppets as well. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 2

12:51pm Sat 21 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

"Jason Kitcat calls for unity and greater discipline in Green Party"

Nathan Adler calls for Jason Kitkat to get a wash (honestly he really smells of tinkle) and stop preaching messages of hate everywhere.

Horrible man, horrible politics, horrible smell.
"Jason Kitcat calls for unity and greater discipline in Green Party" Nathan Adler calls for Jason Kitkat to get a wash (honestly he really smells of tinkle) and stop preaching messages of hate everywhere. Horrible man, horrible politics, horrible smell. NathanAdler
  • Score: 10

1:34pm Sat 21 Jun 14

her professional says...

If the semi-literate ranting, personal abuse and trolling on this site are in any way representative of anti-Green feeling, then all I can say is "long live the Greens!"
If the semi-literate ranting, personal abuse and trolling on this site are in any way representative of anti-Green feeling, then all I can say is "long live the Greens!" her professional
  • Score: -25

1:49pm Sat 21 Jun 14

MikeyA says...

Reporter1 wrote:
Has the Argus turned into Kitkats personal news outlet? We have had his smug fizzog all week. It's very off putting.
So slappable!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Reporter1[/bold] wrote: Has the Argus turned into Kitkats personal news outlet? We have had his smug fizzog all week. It's very off putting.[/p][/quote]So slappable!!!! MikeyA
  • Score: 4

3:27pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Warren Morgan says...

We believe around ten Green councillors will not be seeking re-election (not unusual, half of the Green councillors have stood down at previous elections) but I do not believe Jason decided to do this three years ago before standing for Leader and for the European Parliament - politicians don't decide to end their careers before they even begin. More thoughts on the Green sinking ship here: http://warrenmorgan.
wordpress.com/2014/0
6/20/sinking-ship/
We believe around ten Green councillors will not be seeking re-election (not unusual, half of the Green councillors have stood down at previous elections) but I do not believe Jason decided to do this three years ago before standing for Leader and for the European Parliament - politicians don't decide to end their careers before they even begin. More thoughts on the Green sinking ship here: http://warrenmorgan. wordpress.com/2014/0 6/20/sinking-ship/ Warren Morgan
  • Score: 4

4:12pm Sat 21 Jun 14

TocToc1 says...

Reporter1 wrote:
Has the Argus turned into Kitkats personal news outlet? We have had his smug fizzog all week. It's very off putting.
Maybe they have friends in the Green Council and it fills the pages.unfortunately the Albion will not speak to them,they can only get information 2nd hand from Finland.
[quote][p][bold]Reporter1[/bold] wrote: Has the Argus turned into Kitkats personal news outlet? We have had his smug fizzog all week. It's very off putting.[/p][/quote]Maybe they have friends in the Green Council and it fills the pages.unfortunately the Albion will not speak to them,they can only get information 2nd hand from Finland. TocToc1
  • Score: 4

5:12pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Bill in Hanover says...

We love Red Billy wrote:
We get the picture Jason but could we have a list of other Green councillors who will not be standing?
I imagine that the Councillors who are aware of the general hatred felt towards them by the residents will stand down but I also know that there will be some who are so arrogant that they think the loony projects they've inflicted (or attempted to inflict) on the locals have been 'for their best interests' whether they wanted them or not, that they will stand for office again.
[quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: We get the picture Jason but could we have a list of other Green councillors who will not be standing?[/p][/quote]I imagine that the Councillors who are aware of the general hatred felt towards them by the residents will stand down but I also know that there will be some who are so arrogant that they think the loony projects they've inflicted (or attempted to inflict) on the locals have been 'for their best interests' whether they wanted them or not, that they will stand for office again. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 13

6:58pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

Warren Morgan wrote:
We believe around ten Green councillors will not be seeking re-election (not unusual, half of the Green councillors have stood down at previous elections) but I do not believe Jason decided to do this three years ago before standing for Leader and for the European Parliament - politicians don't decide to end their careers before they even begin. More thoughts on the Green sinking ship here: http://warrenmorgan.

wordpress.com/2014/0

6/20/sinking-ship/
I'll save people the bother: it says "Jason Kitcat is standing down, some other Greens might follow, the Labour Party is nice."
[quote][p][bold]Warren Morgan[/bold] wrote: We believe around ten Green councillors will not be seeking re-election (not unusual, half of the Green councillors have stood down at previous elections) but I do not believe Jason decided to do this three years ago before standing for Leader and for the European Parliament - politicians don't decide to end their careers before they even begin. More thoughts on the Green sinking ship here: http://warrenmorgan. wordpress.com/2014/0 6/20/sinking-ship/[/p][/quote]I'll save people the bother: it says "Jason Kitcat is standing down, some other Greens might follow, the Labour Party is nice." Roundbill
  • Score: 1

8:58pm Sat 21 Jun 14

BtnLaurence says...

Ania Green wrote:
Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.
"Moronic"
That's the word that sprang to mind when I was stuck in yet another of the Green Party road schemes earlier today, and yesterday, in fact most days since they started squashing two into one.
[quote][p][bold]Ania Green[/bold] wrote: Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.[/p][/quote]"Moronic" That's the word that sprang to mind when I was stuck in yet another of the Green Party road schemes earlier today, and yesterday, in fact most days since they started squashing two into one. BtnLaurence
  • Score: 10

12:12am Sun 22 Jun 14

brighton bluenose says...

ruberducker wrote:
Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.
Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!!
As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!!
[quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.[/p][/quote]Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!! As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -48

9:07am Sun 22 Jun 14

charlie smirke says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
ruberducker wrote:
Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.
Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!!
As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!!
Oh dear Bluenose, resorting to swearwords now are we? I should have thought that was beneath your snooty nose? Surely swearing is more the province of the "illiterate moanerati" as you so frequently call anyone who has the nerve to criticise the greenery? You sound like quite a nasty person, an underlying "green" trait, I suspect.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.[/p][/quote]Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!! As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!![/p][/quote]Oh dear Bluenose, resorting to swearwords now are we? I should have thought that was beneath your snooty nose? Surely swearing is more the province of the "illiterate moanerati" as you so frequently call anyone who has the nerve to criticise the greenery? You sound like quite a nasty person, an underlying "green" trait, I suspect. charlie smirke
  • Score: 9

1:51pm Sun 22 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Warren Morgan wrote:
We believe around ten Green councillors will not be seeking re-election (not unusual, half of the Green councillors have stood down at previous elections) but I do not believe Jason decided to do this three years ago before standing for Leader and for the European Parliament - politicians don't decide to end their careers before they even begin. More thoughts on the Green sinking ship here: http://warrenmorgan.

wordpress.com/2014/0

6/20/sinking-ship/
I have to admit your expertise in this area Warren, in Labour you have plenty of experience of a ship sinking.
[quote][p][bold]Warren Morgan[/bold] wrote: We believe around ten Green councillors will not be seeking re-election (not unusual, half of the Green councillors have stood down at previous elections) but I do not believe Jason decided to do this three years ago before standing for Leader and for the European Parliament - politicians don't decide to end their careers before they even begin. More thoughts on the Green sinking ship here: http://warrenmorgan. wordpress.com/2014/0 6/20/sinking-ship/[/p][/quote]I have to admit your expertise in this area Warren, in Labour you have plenty of experience of a ship sinking. HJarrs
  • Score: -9

2:29pm Sun 22 Jun 14

ARMANA says...

Ohnotagain ! wrote:
Ania Green wrote:
Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.
You have very blinkered views I'm afraid, his list of achievement's do not come anywhere near his list of failures.

It is a forgon conclusion that the Greens will not return one single seat at next years local election, Jason knows this which is why he is doing the honourable thing by announcing his decision now to save embarrassment next year. I voted Greens last time in the hope of great things to come, how utterly disappointed I and many have been at what has been served before us.

Green Party, RIP
Its a shame we still havnt got the stocks, ! Kitcat should be put in them, set up opposite B&Q , were his Green traffic mayhem is at its worst,
[quote][p][bold]Ohnotagain ![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ania Green[/bold] wrote: Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.[/p][/quote]You have very blinkered views I'm afraid, his list of achievement's do not come anywhere near his list of failures. It is a forgon conclusion that the Greens will not return one single seat at next years local election, Jason knows this which is why he is doing the honourable thing by announcing his decision now to save embarrassment next year. I voted Greens last time in the hope of great things to come, how utterly disappointed I and many have been at what has been served before us. Green Party, RIP[/p][/quote]Its a shame we still havnt got the stocks, ! Kitcat should be put in them, set up opposite B&Q , were his Green traffic mayhem is at its worst, ARMANA
  • Score: 11

2:31pm Sun 22 Jun 14

ARMANA says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
ruberducker wrote:
Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.
Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!!
As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!!
Usual Boloxxx from old Brighton brownose, toilet mouth, !!!
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.[/p][/quote]Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!! As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!![/p][/quote]Usual Boloxxx from old Brighton brownose, toilet mouth, !!! ARMANA
  • Score: 10

3:39pm Sun 22 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

ruberducker wrote:
Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.
Just where are these unused cycle lanes? Do you mean those odd short unusable bits that used to be built? If so that was very pre-Green. I am sure you will be pleased to know that the Lewes Rd cycle lane once more got good use today, with hundreds cycling to Stanmer Park to enjoy the nature day.
[quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.[/p][/quote]Just where are these unused cycle lanes? Do you mean those odd short unusable bits that used to be built? If so that was very pre-Green. I am sure you will be pleased to know that the Lewes Rd cycle lane once more got good use today, with hundreds cycling to Stanmer Park to enjoy the nature day. HJarrs
  • Score: -13

4:58pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

It's interesting that there was no official Green Party presence at today's Festival of Nature in Stanmer Park: this event is exactly the sort of place they usually have a stall, boasting about how great they are. HJarrs, were all your chums out celebrating last night and couldn't get your sh!t together?
It's interesting that there was no official Green Party presence at today's Festival of Nature in Stanmer Park: this event is exactly the sort of place they usually have a stall, boasting about how great they are. HJarrs, were all your chums out celebrating last night and couldn't get your sh!t together? Roundbill
  • Score: 8

6:48pm Sun 22 Jun 14

brighton bluenose says...

ARMANA wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
ruberducker wrote:
Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.
Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!!
As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!!
Usual Boloxxx from old Brighton brownose, toilet mouth, !!!
You still haven't rang that number gobby!!
[quote][p][bold]ARMANA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.[/p][/quote]Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!! As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!![/p][/quote]Usual Boloxxx from old Brighton brownose, toilet mouth, !!![/p][/quote]You still haven't rang that number gobby!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -6

7:00pm Sun 22 Jun 14

brighton bluenose says...

charlie smirke wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
ruberducker wrote:
Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.
Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!!
As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!!
Oh dear Bluenose, resorting to swearwords now are we? I should have thought that was beneath your snooty nose? Surely swearing is more the province of the "illiterate moanerati" as you so frequently call anyone who has the nerve to criticise the greenery? You sound like quite a nasty person, an underlying "green" trait, I suspect.
Ha ha ha - I've never used the phrase 'illiterate moanerati' but hey you carry on making things up! Whilst I KNOW I should apologise for using a nasty word I'm afraid I really can't bring myself to do so when some idiot talks absolute rubbish as our 'friend' rubaducka did earlier! If you want to have sensible debate then let's have it but so many on here seem unable to think for themselves! And by the way, as I have mentioned once or twice before, I am not a 'Green' just an independent citizen who recognises that there are many challenges facing our city and, do you know what, they have largely been caused by the three 'main' political parties whether at local or national level! YOU may want more of the same but let me assure you I do not!!
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ruberducker[/bold] wrote: Please go..dont come back..you and your stupid ways have ruined brighton.your love of bike lanes(that are not used)has increased traffic like we have never had..our shops need visitors...our visitors want to see a great place?but its full of dirt and rubbish and our parks our allways filled with travellers.you have ruined a once greatplace to live.your addmin is useless you can never get through to the department you need without being on hold for ages,and then your just fobbed off.you should be ashamed as we are insulted..do not put yourself in a position of authority..you have proved time and time again you are unable to compleat the task..we are not all londoners that commute and not students..real people,generations of famillys have lived here and we are the ones who hate what you have done..seeing our town destroyed..and the future of it.[/p][/quote]Stop talking absolute rubbish - traffic has always been an ever increasing problem and will continue to grow, travellers have been coming here for years and will continue to do so whichever administration is in power, Londoners will continue to move to Brighton to commute back to up to London - and if you REALLY think that has a something to do with the Greens you are the thickest c*** who has ever posted on this subject! Our economy has held up well despite the recession and the reason there are problems with rubbish is largely because unprecedented government cuts led the council having to mothball 5 dustcarts and change rounds and that's on top of the numerous mechanical problems due to lack of previous maintenance - the Greens have ordered 11new dustcarts to improve this situation!! As for 'destroying' the city?! Get a grip ffs - Baghdad, Beirut or Detroit have, at various times, been described as being destroyed - B&H is hardly destroyed and as I wander round town and see it FULL of people out and about enjoying themselves it just sums up how much of a dick you are in suggesting our city has been'destroyed'!![/p][/quote]Oh dear Bluenose, resorting to swearwords now are we? I should have thought that was beneath your snooty nose? Surely swearing is more the province of the "illiterate moanerati" as you so frequently call anyone who has the nerve to criticise the greenery? You sound like quite a nasty person, an underlying "green" trait, I suspect.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha - I've never used the phrase 'illiterate moanerati' but hey you carry on making things up! Whilst I KNOW I should apologise for using a nasty word I'm afraid I really can't bring myself to do so when some idiot talks absolute rubbish as our 'friend' rubaducka did earlier! If you want to have sensible debate then let's have it but so many on here seem unable to think for themselves! And by the way, as I have mentioned once or twice before, I am not a 'Green' just an independent citizen who recognises that there are many challenges facing our city and, do you know what, they have largely been caused by the three 'main' political parties whether at local or national level! YOU may want more of the same but let me assure you I do not!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -7

10:05pm Sun 22 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Roundbill wrote:
It's interesting that there was no official Green Party presence at today's Festival of Nature in Stanmer Park: this event is exactly the sort of place they usually have a stall, boasting about how great they are. HJarrs, were all your chums out celebrating last night and couldn't get your sh!t together?
Have they ever had an official presence at this event?
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: It's interesting that there was no official Green Party presence at today's Festival of Nature in Stanmer Park: this event is exactly the sort of place they usually have a stall, boasting about how great they are. HJarrs, were all your chums out celebrating last night and couldn't get your sh!t together?[/p][/quote]Have they ever had an official presence at this event? HJarrs
  • Score: -3

11:03am Mon 23 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

Not sure, Leo - you tell me.
Not sure, Leo - you tell me. Roundbill
  • Score: 5

11:32am Mon 23 Jun 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Ania Green wrote:
Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.
Speak for yourself.
Deaf, dumb and blind? or just plain stupid.
[quote][p][bold]Ania Green[/bold] wrote: Jason has done a great job leading Brighton and Hove into a bright future. I think most people will look back on his list of achievements and realise just how much good he did for the city. I would expect nothing better than the usual moronic comments from the Argus moanerati.[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself. Deaf, dumb and blind? or just plain stupid. ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 1

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