Big Lemon bus owner to stand for Green’s at local elections

Tom Druitt, owner of The Big Lemon eco bus company

Tom Druitt, owner of The Big Lemon eco bus company

First published in News by

THE founder of an eco-friendly bus company and prominent environmental campaigner has announced his intention to stand in next year’s local elections.

Tom Druitt, who runs the Big Lemon Bus Company, will stand in Brighton and Hove City Council’s Regency Ward for the Green Party.

His fiancé Alex Phillips, who he is set to marry this weekend, is also currently a city councillor for the Green Party.

Announcing his intention to stand, he said: “It's been a tough decision, and I have considered lots of possible reasons against it, but on balance I think it's the right thing to do. “I have been involved in city life for a number of years, and Brighton and Hove has had a special place in my heart ever since I moved here in 2003.”

Mr Druitt has hit the headlines many times in the past, not just for his association with the Big Lemon.

Earlier this year, he was cleared along with five other activists of any wronging following a protest at the building of a Bexhill to Hastings Link Road.

Brighton Magistrates Court heard he attached himself to a tree along the route to slow workers and help attract media attention.

Back in March last year, he took similar action when he camped overnight in an elm tree in Brighton.

The historic tree was due to be cut down as part of council works on the roundabout. But after two freezing nights at the top of the tree, local authority bosses reversed their decision and decided to let it stand.

He also appeared in The Argus in May this year when he was called in front of a traffic commissioner inquiry after using one of the Big Lemon buses to attend an anti Fracking protest in Greater Manchester.

The inquiry heard the vehicle had been abandoned and was blocking a road.

Mr Druitt has announced he will represent the Green Party in one of the seats which will be left vacant by the departure next May of council leader Jason Kitcat and his wife Anya.

Explaining his decision to stand for the party, he said: “I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do, but because I believe they have a strong vision for a better world. “Of course it is easier to have a vision than to implement one, and I have on occasion been among the (minority) Green Administration's loudest critics. “But I do feel that my own vision of a better future is most closely aligned with theirs, and rather than shout from the sidelines I have decided to step up and see what difference I can make myself.”

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7:17am Sat 16 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

So basically this guy doesn't agree with the Greens and has been one of their loudest critics. I like him already!

Argus - please note the correct spelling of 'Greens'. Absolutely no need for the apostrophe in your headline.
So basically this guy doesn't agree with the Greens and has been one of their loudest critics. I like him already! Argus - please note the correct spelling of 'Greens'. Absolutely no need for the apostrophe in your headline. Quiterie
  • Score: 31

7:29am Sat 16 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 27

7:48am Sat 16 Aug 14

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

I'm not sure he's ideal councillor material, but fair play to him. I don't always agree with the positions he takes (although I supported his elm tree protest and Big Lemon deserved everyone's support), but It would be good to have a voice like his in the council chamber - on the opposition side though as I wouldn't want him anywhere near any real civic responsibility.
I'm not sure he's ideal councillor material, but fair play to him. I don't always agree with the positions he takes (although I supported his elm tree protest and Big Lemon deserved everyone's support), but It would be good to have a voice like his in the council chamber - on the opposition side though as I wouldn't want him anywhere near any real civic responsibility. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
  • Score: 35

8:05am Sat 16 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

He might do better as an Independent rather than attaching himself to a highly unpopular party and a party he doesn't seem to agree with quite regularly.
He might do better as an Independent rather than attaching himself to a highly unpopular party and a party he doesn't seem to agree with quite regularly. Fight_Back
  • Score: 57

8:32am Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias?
All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias? HJarrs
  • Score: -15

8:49am Sat 16 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

HJarrs wrote:
All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias?
What, like when the Greens voted for their new local leader ? Remember ? It was like some dodgy third world election where there was a grand total one how many candidates to vote for ? Ah, yes, one candidate.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias?[/p][/quote]What, like when the Greens voted for their new local leader ? Remember ? It was like some dodgy third world election where there was a grand total one how many candidates to vote for ? Ah, yes, one candidate. Fight_Back
  • Score: 22

9:06am Sat 16 Aug 14

JHunty says...

HJarrs wrote:
All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias?
Or indeed when, wait for it, Alex Philips, proposed a discriminatory women first scheme for Green candidates.

http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/11255122.
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r_proposals/?action=
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Tom Druitt used to post on here supporting Smash Edo. He was always full of himself telling everyone how because he ran a business he knew what was best for everyone. He was a bit of a twit then and I suspect he hasn't changed.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias?[/p][/quote]Or indeed when, wait for it, Alex Philips, proposed a discriminatory women first scheme for Green candidates. http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/11255122. Green_Party___s____u nacceptable____gende r_proposals/?action= complain&cid=1282614 8 Tom Druitt used to post on here supporting Smash Edo. He was always full of himself telling everyone how because he ran a business he knew what was best for everyone. He was a bit of a twit then and I suspect he hasn't changed. JHunty
  • Score: 14

9:23am Sat 16 Aug 14

calro75 says...

Only one big lemon in this story and its not the bus company.
Only one big lemon in this story and its not the bus company. calro75
  • Score: 23

9:34am Sat 16 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -15

9:35am Sat 16 Aug 14

NathanAdler says...

Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!! NathanAdler
  • Score: 3

9:36am Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

Fight_Back wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias?
What, like when the Greens voted for their new local leader ? Remember ? It was like some dodgy third world election where there was a grand total one how many candidates to vote for ? Ah, yes, one candidate.
If only one person stands in an election, then there is only one person to vote for. Very simple and all covered in the Argus as is pretty much anytime anyone in the Green Party does so much as break wind. I have no issue with a political local party being covered in the local press, but that coverage should the same for all. Otherwise the Argus is open to the accusation of bias.

On numerous occasions there have been articles elsewhere, but not the Argus, about goings on in the Labour Party in particular and lately the attempt to fix council candidates. The only coverage of the Labour Party is limited to is fawning editorials. I am surprised you and others are so silent on this. Why is that exactly?
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: All very interesting, but when is the Argus going to report on Labour fixing their selection process as reported in the B&H News? Is this yet another example of Argus bias?[/p][/quote]What, like when the Greens voted for their new local leader ? Remember ? It was like some dodgy third world election where there was a grand total one how many candidates to vote for ? Ah, yes, one candidate.[/p][/quote]If only one person stands in an election, then there is only one person to vote for. Very simple and all covered in the Argus as is pretty much anytime anyone in the Green Party does so much as break wind. I have no issue with a political local party being covered in the local press, but that coverage should the same for all. Otherwise the Argus is open to the accusation of bias. On numerous occasions there have been articles elsewhere, but not the Argus, about goings on in the Labour Party in particular and lately the attempt to fix council candidates. The only coverage of the Labour Party is limited to is fawning editorials. I am surprised you and others are so silent on this. Why is that exactly? HJarrs
  • Score: -22

9:48am Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing!

Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron.

Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill.

Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing! Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron. Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill. Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment. HJarrs
  • Score: -22

9:53am Sat 16 Aug 14

NathanAdler says...

HJarrs wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing!

Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron.

Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill.

Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.
I am NOT immature it's just you smell of poo.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing! Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron. Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill. Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.[/p][/quote]I am NOT immature it's just you smell of poo. NathanAdler
  • Score: 10

9:56am Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

NathanAdler wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing!

Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron.

Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill.

Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.
I am NOT immature it's just you smell of poo.
Point proved Captain Adler.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing! Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron. Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill. Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.[/p][/quote]I am NOT immature it's just you smell of poo.[/p][/quote]Point proved Captain Adler. HJarrs
  • Score: -16

9:59am Sat 16 Aug 14

Nitrous_McBread says...

The plural of "Green" is "Greens" - not "Green's".

Please sack your idiot sub-editor. That is all.
The plural of "Green" is "Greens" - not "Green's". Please sack your idiot sub-editor. That is all. Nitrous_McBread
  • Score: 9

10:31am Sat 16 Aug 14

Bsxking1 says...

Don't even bother as soon as you join them you will not be liked!!!
Don't even bother as soon as you join them you will not be liked!!! Bsxking1
  • Score: 3

10:32am Sat 16 Aug 14

rolivan says...

Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?
Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding? rolivan
  • Score: 3

10:37am Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Bsxking1 wrote:
Don't even bother as soon as you join them you will not be liked!!!
I dislike him already.
[quote][p][bold]Bsxking1[/bold] wrote: Don't even bother as soon as you join them you will not be liked!!![/p][/quote]I dislike him already. notslimjim
  • Score: 2

10:40am Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
Yeah, but those druggies etc are still here and increasing in numbers.

Funny how we hear of prosecutions for racial abuse and drunk drivers, but very few involving the three groups mentioned.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]Yeah, but those druggies etc are still here and increasing in numbers. Funny how we hear of prosecutions for racial abuse and drunk drivers, but very few involving the three groups mentioned. notslimjim
  • Score: -2

10:44am Sat 16 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!!
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -19

10:47am Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Quiterie wrote:
So basically this guy doesn't agree with the Greens and has been one of their loudest critics. I like him already!

Argus - please note the correct spelling of 'Greens'. Absolutely no need for the apostrophe in your headline.
Did you read his comment?

He said:

“I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do, but because I believe they have a strong vision for a better world."

He agrees with everything they say and do but that wasn't the reason for his decision. The reason he gave is that he believes they have a strong vision for a better world.

Being a critic of the occasional comment or action is irrelevant - he loves the Greens.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: So basically this guy doesn't agree with the Greens and has been one of their loudest critics. I like him already! Argus - please note the correct spelling of 'Greens'. Absolutely no need for the apostrophe in your headline.[/p][/quote]Did you read his comment? He said: “I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do, but because I believe they have a strong vision for a better world." He agrees with everything they say and do but that wasn't the reason for his decision. The reason he gave is that he believes they have a strong vision for a better world. Being a critic of the occasional comment or action is irrelevant - he loves the Greens. notslimjim
  • Score: 4

10:52am Sat 16 Aug 14

SonnyJim55 says...

So as well as the story the other day regarding the self publicist aka Brian Ralfe standing for next years elections we now have another lunatic putting himself up as a candidate. Wouldn't be anything to do with promoting his disgusting buses would it? We need someone who will bring this town back into the world most of us would like, where citizens apart from cyclists, soppy environmentalists, recycling tree huggers, unwashed students and of course partakers of Pride are welcome. Where car owners are not penalised because they have the audacity to want to use their vehicles to get about rather than use the horrible and over priced public transport in this town. Where you can walk along the street without tripping over the remnants of some late night takeaway, where the rubbish is collected on time and without worrying about what box you have put your cans or glass in. Where the police will actually have a presence especially at night, how often do we read about some poor innocent being knifed or mugged in this town by some scumbag looking for a few quid because they cannot get it legally. And yes I know it happens everywhere in this wonderful liberal country of ours but we live in this town so that is the immediate concern when voting for a local candidate. So please lets have someone who will try and deal with real issues rather than all this airy fairy nonsense that we are spun every time an election is on the horizon.
So as well as the story the other day regarding the self publicist aka Brian Ralfe standing for next years elections we now have another lunatic putting himself up as a candidate. Wouldn't be anything to do with promoting his disgusting buses would it? We need someone who will bring this town back into the world most of us would like, where citizens apart from cyclists, soppy environmentalists, recycling tree huggers, unwashed students and of course partakers of Pride are welcome. Where car owners are not penalised because they have the audacity to want to use their vehicles to get about rather than use the horrible and over priced public transport in this town. Where you can walk along the street without tripping over the remnants of some late night takeaway, where the rubbish is collected on time and without worrying about what box you have put your cans or glass in. Where the police will actually have a presence especially at night, how often do we read about some poor innocent being knifed or mugged in this town by some scumbag looking for a few quid because they cannot get it legally. And yes I know it happens everywhere in this wonderful liberal country of ours but we live in this town so that is the immediate concern when voting for a local candidate. So please lets have someone who will try and deal with real issues rather than all this airy fairy nonsense that we are spun every time an election is on the horizon. SonnyJim55
  • Score: 11

11:02am Sat 16 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

He OWNS a TRANSPORT company, albeit one that smells like a chip shop. The two words in capitals are I thought ones that strike horror in greens?
He OWNS a TRANSPORT company, albeit one that smells like a chip shop. The two words in capitals are I thought ones that strike horror in greens? NickBrt
  • Score: 0

11:05am Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!!
1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across.

2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it.

3) We elect people to sort out problems.

There!
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!![/p][/quote]1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across. 2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it. 3) We elect people to sort out problems. There! notslimjim
  • Score: 4

11:15am Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

HJarrs wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing!

Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron.

Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill.

Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.
I am NOT immature it's just you smell of poo.
Point proved Captain Adler.
He was a making a point in a jocular fashion.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing! Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron. Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill. Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.[/p][/quote]I am NOT immature it's just you smell of poo.[/p][/quote]Point proved Captain Adler.[/p][/quote]He was a making a point in a jocular fashion. notslimjim
  • Score: 1

11:21am Sat 16 Aug 14

Bluebeef says...

HJarrs wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing!

Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron.

Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill.

Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.
Please can you please explain for a woolly, wringing wet Tory what a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social environmental and economic problems which adds up ( literally) is.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing! Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron. Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill. Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.[/p][/quote]Please can you please explain for a woolly, wringing wet Tory what a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social environmental and economic problems which adds up ( literally) is. Bluebeef
  • Score: 1

11:26am Sat 16 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
I did not say the Greens were responsible for the deterioration of the Town. I said they use the reactionary vote of the students to foster their own fringe beliefs and the Town has suffered because they don't want to upset this by reining in the 24/365 Party. Everyone who works hard to make a living in Brighton has to suffer the Extreme views of Green Policies.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]I did not say the Greens were responsible for the deterioration of the Town. I said they use the reactionary vote of the students to foster their own fringe beliefs and the Town has suffered because they don't want to upset this by reining in the 24/365 Party. Everyone who works hard to make a living in Brighton has to suffer the Extreme views of Green Policies. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 9

11:37am Sat 16 Aug 14

Nikski says...

rolivan wrote:
Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?
Yes it is 'Conservative'
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?[/p][/quote]Yes it is 'Conservative' Nikski
  • Score: -9

11:58am Sat 16 Aug 14

rolivan says...

Nikski wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?
Yes it is 'Conservative'
I thought Anya is a Green.
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?[/p][/quote]Yes it is 'Conservative'[/p][/quote]I thought Anya is a Green. rolivan
  • Score: 2

12:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

rolivan wrote:
Nikski wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?
Yes it is 'Conservative'
I thought Anya is a Green.
To be fair we have the Theobalds and Normans on the Tory side so political inbreeding isn't just the Greens habit.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?[/p][/quote]Yes it is 'Conservative'[/p][/quote]I thought Anya is a Green.[/p][/quote]To be fair we have the Theobalds and Normans on the Tory side so political inbreeding isn't just the Greens habit. Fight_Back
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

rolivan says...

Fight_Back wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Nikski wrote:
rolivan wrote:
Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?
Yes it is 'Conservative'
I thought Anya is a Green.
To be fair we have the Theobalds and Normans on the Tory side so political inbreeding isn't just the Greens habit.
No I realise that as Anya called us all inbreds well Brightonians anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Another husband and wife team is there a Political term for Inbreeding?[/p][/quote]Yes it is 'Conservative'[/p][/quote]I thought Anya is a Green.[/p][/quote]To be fair we have the Theobalds and Normans on the Tory side so political inbreeding isn't just the Greens habit.[/p][/quote]No I realise that as Anya called us all inbreds well Brightonians anyway. rolivan
  • Score: -1

12:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Martha Gunn says...

'I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do...'

I love the way you never know what you are going to get with Green candidates.

Part of the brand is being deliberately evasive about what they believe in.
It's pure pick 'n mix country.

And it IS precisely how you end up with the apparent oxymoron of crass libertarianism existing alongside authoritarian eco-fascism.

'You elected me on that ticket - but hey presto I don't quite believe in it so I'll just do someting else.
'I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do...' I love the way you never know what you are going to get with Green candidates. Part of the brand is being deliberately evasive about what they believe in. It's pure pick 'n mix country. And it IS precisely how you end up with the apparent oxymoron of crass libertarianism existing alongside authoritarian eco-fascism. 'You elected me on that ticket - but hey presto I don't quite believe in it so I'll just do someting else. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 18

12:54pm Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
'I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do...'

I love the way you never know what you are going to get with Green candidates.

Part of the brand is being deliberately evasive about what they believe in.
It's pure pick 'n mix country.

And it IS precisely how you end up with the apparent oxymoron of crass libertarianism existing alongside authoritarian eco-fascism.

'You elected me on that ticket - but hey presto I don't quite believe in it so I'll just do someting else.
To be fair to the Greens, I do expect them to be truly useless and they never disappoint.
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: 'I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do...' I love the way you never know what you are going to get with Green candidates. Part of the brand is being deliberately evasive about what they believe in. It's pure pick 'n mix country. And it IS precisely how you end up with the apparent oxymoron of crass libertarianism existing alongside authoritarian eco-fascism. 'You elected me on that ticket - but hey presto I don't quite believe in it so I'll just do someting else.[/p][/quote]To be fair to the Greens, I do expect them to be truly useless and they never disappoint. notslimjim
  • Score: 3

3:18pm Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

Bluebeef wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing!

Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron.

Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill.

Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.
Please can you please explain for a woolly, wringing wet Tory what a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social environmental and economic problems which adds up ( literally) is.
Of course, when somebody gives an explanation of what a Marxist is.

By the way, a woolly, wringing wet Tory will find a comfortable home in the Labour Party these days.
[quote][p][bold]Bluebeef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing! Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron. Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill. Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.[/p][/quote]Please can you please explain for a woolly, wringing wet Tory what a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social environmental and economic problems which adds up ( literally) is.[/p][/quote]Of course, when somebody gives an explanation of what a Marxist is. By the way, a woolly, wringing wet Tory will find a comfortable home in the Labour Party these days. HJarrs
  • Score: -6

3:31pm Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Remove the words "bus owner" from the headline and it becomes even more accurate.
Remove the words "bus owner" from the headline and it becomes even more accurate. notslimjim
  • Score: 4

3:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Steve aka slimjim I really chuckled at your last post. Made me guffaw even!
Steve aka slimjim I really chuckled at your last post. Made me guffaw even! NickBrt
  • Score: 3

6:01pm Sat 16 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor?

Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove?

Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies?

It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week.
So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor? Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove? Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies? It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week. G Wiley
  • Score: 8

6:53pm Sat 16 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

notslimjim wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!!
1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across.

2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it.

3) We elect people to sort out problems.

There!
Jim with respect my original point still stands which - to keep it simple - is that the other parties will not sort these alleged problems out! Now, as you are allegedly not a half-wit like the original poster please clarify where I am 'wrong'?!
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!![/p][/quote]1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across. 2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it. 3) We elect people to sort out problems. There![/p][/quote]Jim with respect my original point still stands which - to keep it simple - is that the other parties will not sort these alleged problems out! Now, as you are allegedly not a half-wit like the original poster please clarify where I am 'wrong'?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -2

7:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!!
1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across.

2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it.

3) We elect people to sort out problems.

There!
Jim with respect my original point still stands which - to keep it simple - is that the other parties will not sort these alleged problems out! Now, as you are allegedly not a half-wit like the original poster please clarify where I am 'wrong'?!
You complained that people gave your post thumbs down without explaining why.

I gave at least three reasons why your post was disliked. You may not like the fact that I did, but I did.

Either suck it up or leave the adults to it.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!![/p][/quote]1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across. 2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it. 3) We elect people to sort out problems. There![/p][/quote]Jim with respect my original point still stands which - to keep it simple - is that the other parties will not sort these alleged problems out! Now, as you are allegedly not a half-wit like the original poster please clarify where I am 'wrong'?![/p][/quote]You complained that people gave your post thumbs down without explaining why. I gave at least three reasons why your post was disliked. You may not like the fact that I did, but I did. Either suck it up or leave the adults to it. notslimjim
  • Score: -1

7:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Bluebeef says...

HJarrs wrote:
Bluebeef wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing!

Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron.

Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill.

Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.
Please can you please explain for a woolly, wringing wet Tory what a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social environmental and economic problems which adds up ( literally) is.
Of course, when somebody gives an explanation of what a Marxist is.

By the way, a woolly, wringing wet Tory will find a comfortable home in the Labour Party these days.
I'll only tell you my story if you tell me someone elses: "what a silly and immature response."

It was a genuine information seeking question not requiring a weak response about my political position but one begins to suspect that perhaps you don't know really know what you DO mean by your cuddly waffle words.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluebeef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]NathanAdler lectures on hate! Now there is a thing! Ultra-liberal Marxists is a new one, surely an oxymoron. Still waiting for one of you oddballs to explain what a Marxist actually is. 5 years or more I have been asking now. Personally, I am a person that wants a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social, environmental and economic problems. So, not sure I fit your bill. Otherwise, your's is a very silly and immature comment.[/p][/quote]Please can you please explain for a woolly, wringing wet Tory what a democratic communitarian and individual progressive answer to our long term social environmental and economic problems which adds up ( literally) is.[/p][/quote]Of course, when somebody gives an explanation of what a Marxist is. By the way, a woolly, wringing wet Tory will find a comfortable home in the Labour Party these days.[/p][/quote]I'll only tell you my story if you tell me someone elses: "what a silly and immature response." It was a genuine information seeking question not requiring a weak response about my political position but one begins to suspect that perhaps you don't know really know what you DO mean by your cuddly waffle words. Bluebeef
  • Score: 6

7:59pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ghost bus driver says...

notslimjim wrote:
Remove the words "bus owner" from the headline and it becomes even more accurate.
Especially given that the bus he is photographed in for the picture in this article was rented.
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: Remove the words "bus owner" from the headline and it becomes even more accurate.[/p][/quote]Especially given that the bus he is photographed in for the picture in this article was rented. ghost bus driver
  • Score: 2

8:14pm Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

G Wiley wrote:
So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor?

Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove?

Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies?

It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week.
Being a councillor is not something to top up your pension and while away your retirement patchy. Those of working age would struggle to live on a councillors allowance of £11k!

We need councillors from across a wide spectrum including people running businesses.

Tom must be good at what he does as his business is still around despite B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures. I hope he is successful in May 2015 and can bring some of that business skill and tenacity to the council.
[quote][p][bold]G Wiley[/bold] wrote: So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor? Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove? Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies? It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week.[/p][/quote]Being a councillor is not something to top up your pension and while away your retirement patchy. Those of working age would struggle to live on a councillors allowance of £11k! We need councillors from across a wide spectrum including people running businesses. Tom must be good at what he does as his business is still around despite B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures. I hope he is successful in May 2015 and can bring some of that business skill and tenacity to the council. HJarrs
  • Score: -6

8:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Martha Gunn says...

Goodness Jarrs did you really mean to say that!
'...B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures.'

Sounds a tad actionable to me.

Hope all those millionaire backers of your Green Party provide funding for good legal advice for the likes of you and don't just give it all to La Lucas.
Goodness Jarrs did you really mean to say that! '...B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures.' Sounds a tad actionable to me. Hope all those millionaire backers of your Green Party provide funding for good legal advice for the likes of you and don't just give it all to La Lucas. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 8

9:29pm Sat 16 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
'I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do...'

I love the way you never know what you are going to get with Green candidates.

Part of the brand is being deliberately evasive about what they believe in.
It's pure pick 'n mix country.

And it IS precisely how you end up with the apparent oxymoron of crass libertarianism existing alongside authoritarian eco-fascism.

'You elected me on that ticket - but hey presto I don't quite believe in it so I'll just do someting else.
Yeah a bit like, just say, the LibDems voting for student tuition fees or Labour bringing in 4million+ immigrants when in government - your posts condemning the Greens are always in some sort of bubble that never reflects the wider reality and more importantly condemns YOU as another half-wit!!
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: 'I will be representing the Green Party, not because I agree with everything they say and do...' I love the way you never know what you are going to get with Green candidates. Part of the brand is being deliberately evasive about what they believe in. It's pure pick 'n mix country. And it IS precisely how you end up with the apparent oxymoron of crass libertarianism existing alongside authoritarian eco-fascism. 'You elected me on that ticket - but hey presto I don't quite believe in it so I'll just do someting else.[/p][/quote]Yeah a bit like, just say, the LibDems voting for student tuition fees or Labour bringing in 4million+ immigrants when in government - your posts condemning the Greens are always in some sort of bubble that never reflects the wider reality and more importantly condemns YOU as another half-wit!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -4

9:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

brighton bluenose says...

notslimjim wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!!
1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across.

2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it.

3) We elect people to sort out problems.

There!
Err...... no party is going to 'sort out' any of these 'problems' are they so your post is lacking in a real point!!
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!![/p][/quote]1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across. 2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it. 3) We elect people to sort out problems. There![/p][/quote]Err...... no party is going to 'sort out' any of these 'problems' are they so your post is lacking in a real point!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -3

10:09pm Sat 16 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

"Brighton Magistrates Court heard he attached himself to a tree along the route to slow workers and help attract media attention.

Back in March last year, he took similar action when he camped overnight in an elm tree in Brighton."

Sounds like a suitable candidate for the Greens - just another one out of Looney Tunes.
"Brighton Magistrates Court heard he attached himself to a tree along the route to slow workers and help attract media attention. Back in March last year, he took similar action when he camped overnight in an elm tree in Brighton." Sounds like a suitable candidate for the Greens - just another one out of Looney Tunes. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 2

10:39pm Sat 16 Aug 14

We love Red Billy says...

The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk.
The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 5

11:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Bluebeef says...

We love Red Billy wrote:
The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk.
or a toss of Greens
[quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk.[/p][/quote]or a toss of Greens Bluebeef
  • Score: 6

11:36pm Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

Bluebeef wrote:
We love Red Billy wrote:
The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk.
or a toss of Greens
I quite like that.
[quote][p][bold]Bluebeef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk.[/p][/quote]or a toss of Greens[/p][/quote]I quite like that. HJarrs
  • Score: 3

11:41pm Sat 16 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
Goodness Jarrs did you really mean to say that!
'...B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures.'

Sounds a tad actionable to me.

Hope all those millionaire backers of your Green Party provide funding for good legal advice for the likes of you and don't just give it all to La Lucas.
I understand that B&H buses have had complaints made against them that have been submitted to the OFT. Perhaps the Argus would like to investigate?
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: Goodness Jarrs did you really mean to say that! '...B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures.' Sounds a tad actionable to me. Hope all those millionaire backers of your Green Party provide funding for good legal advice for the likes of you and don't just give it all to La Lucas.[/p][/quote]I understand that B&H buses have had complaints made against them that have been submitted to the OFT. Perhaps the Argus would like to investigate? HJarrs
  • Score: -7

10:03am Sun 17 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

HJarrs wrote:
G Wiley wrote:
So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor?

Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove?

Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies?

It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week.
Being a councillor is not something to top up your pension and while away your retirement patchy. Those of working age would struggle to live on a councillors allowance of £11k!

We need councillors from across a wide spectrum including people running businesses.

Tom must be good at what he does as his business is still around despite B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures. I hope he is successful in May 2015 and can bring some of that business skill and tenacity to the council.
@HJarrs - another oxymoron - 'Green Business Skills'?

Well, if Tom can install some into the naïve activists, that might be good - however looking at the Big Lemon Company, I don't see signs of a great entrepreneur.

The company has not really grown in the past 7 years and seems to depend on volunteers, grants, subsidies and contracts to run 3 minor bus routes.

The new University of Brighton Shuttle Bus being entirely subsidised by the University with students carried for free - I wonder if this was out out to tender by the University, and how eco-friendly are his aged chip oil fuelled buses as compared to a modern hybrid vehicle? I understand he has special dispensation to run his high NO2 vehicles through the centre of Brighton - I wonder how that got approved?

I appreciate that Brighton & Hove Buses is an effective monopoly in the city, but if Tom (tree sitting genius) Druitt can't find a niche market and expand it into a thriving business, then maybe his business skills are not that good and probably more typical of the current green councillors?

If he is so clever to take on Brighton & Hove Buses perhaps he should accept that this is part of normal business competition and he needs to respond - rather than you having to resort to libellous claims that poor Big Lemon Bus Company is being unfairly mistreated - sob, sob, weep, weep....

It is interesting reading his posting on how he is positioning himself and Alex to replace the charisma-challenged husband and wife team currently in Regency (not too difficult - 2 vacuum cleaners could do the same!). For the 2 of them an income of £22k for 4 hours per week between them must certainly help.

Perhaps he should focus more of his (dubious) business skills on expanding the Big Lemon Company and improving profitability, rather than sitting in trees and transporting anti-frackers for free.

Give him his due, though, they do seem to be going after student market that might appreciate their no-frills approach to bus transport - I just hope he doesn't plan the same for the residents, businesses and visitors to Brighton.

I assume, thought, that if he does make it onto the council he will not be allowed to get involved in any transportation related issues to avoid a 'conflict of interests'.

BTW - another oxymoron 'green party wit and wisdom' - calling me 'patchy' - you really aren't very good at being a green party fanboy, are you?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G Wiley[/bold] wrote: So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor? Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove? Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies? It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week.[/p][/quote]Being a councillor is not something to top up your pension and while away your retirement patchy. Those of working age would struggle to live on a councillors allowance of £11k! We need councillors from across a wide spectrum including people running businesses. Tom must be good at what he does as his business is still around despite B&H buses trying to run Big Lemon off the road through anti-competitive measures. I hope he is successful in May 2015 and can bring some of that business skill and tenacity to the council.[/p][/quote]@HJarrs - another oxymoron - 'Green Business Skills'? Well, if Tom can install some into the naïve activists, that might be good - however looking at the Big Lemon Company, I don't see signs of a great entrepreneur. The company has not really grown in the past 7 years and seems to depend on volunteers, grants, subsidies and contracts to run 3 minor bus routes. The new University of Brighton Shuttle Bus being entirely subsidised by the University with students carried for free - I wonder if this was out out to tender by the University, and how eco-friendly are his aged chip oil fuelled buses as compared to a modern hybrid vehicle? I understand he has special dispensation to run his high NO2 vehicles through the centre of Brighton - I wonder how that got approved? I appreciate that Brighton & Hove Buses is an effective monopoly in the city, but if Tom (tree sitting genius) Druitt can't find a niche market and expand it into a thriving business, then maybe his business skills are not that good and probably more typical of the current green councillors? If he is so clever to take on Brighton & Hove Buses perhaps he should accept that this is part of normal business competition and he needs to respond - rather than you having to resort to libellous claims that poor Big Lemon Bus Company is being unfairly mistreated - sob, sob, weep, weep.... It is interesting reading his posting on how he is positioning himself and Alex to replace the charisma-challenged husband and wife team currently in Regency (not too difficult - 2 vacuum cleaners could do the same!). For the 2 of them an income of £22k for 4 hours per week between them must certainly help. Perhaps he should focus more of his (dubious) business skills on expanding the Big Lemon Company and improving profitability, rather than sitting in trees and transporting anti-frackers for free. Give him his due, though, they do seem to be going after student market that might appreciate their no-frills approach to bus transport - I just hope he doesn't plan the same for the residents, businesses and visitors to Brighton. I assume, thought, that if he does make it onto the council he will not be allowed to get involved in any transportation related issues to avoid a 'conflict of interests'. BTW - another oxymoron 'green party wit and wisdom' - calling me 'patchy' - you really aren't very good at being a green party fanboy, are you? G Wiley
  • Score: 9

10:25am Sun 17 Aug 14

Plantpot says...

The thought of any Green councillors being voted in is utterly depressing.
The thought of any Green councillors being voted in is utterly depressing. Plantpot
  • Score: 8

12:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Bluebeef says...

Plantpot wrote:
The thought of any Green councillors being voted in is utterly depressing.
I like brevity so suggest deletion of " the thought of any" and "being voted in is"
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: The thought of any Green councillors being voted in is utterly depressing.[/p][/quote]I like brevity so suggest deletion of " the thought of any" and "being voted in is" Bluebeef
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Bob George says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
What you mean vote in a tory?, I'd rather have Katie price than that, & that's saying something!
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]What you mean vote in a tory?, I'd rather have Katie price than that, & that's saying something! Bob George
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Sun 17 Aug 14

her professional says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers.

They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy.

He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company.

Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad.

Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically.

Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc.

This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!!
You idiot.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Wonder how long it will take this man to become a freak like the Greens. Unlike Kitcat, he looks half decent and probably smells OK, but he is naive to think the Greens are a party of fluffy butterfly lovers. They are a party drenched in hate. A party who dislikes the freedoms of normal hardworking people. A party who have no real manifesto apart from ad hoc Ultra-liberal policies which favour strict minorities to satisfy evil Marxian philosophy. He will of course have to change the name and runnings of The Yellow Bus Company. Yellow is the derogatory colour of Far Eastern people and really offensive. Yellow is also the colour of bananas which I think is a dig at calling West Indians monkeys. Also looks like lemon, and lemon is a derisive term for lesbians. You also have double deckers which bars handicapped people from going up stairs, which is so bad. Further the term bus (from omnibus) is a Roman imperial word which reminds people of fascism and basically ignores the Arabic world linguistically. Lastly your surname ends in TT which is an Audi sports car. This represents the oppressive capitalist dream and is grossly offensive to socialists and the former Eastern bloc. This Mr. Druitt are the view of the nutters you wish to join!![/p][/quote]You idiot. her professional
  • Score: -2

2:10pm Sun 17 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Bob George wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
What you mean vote in a tory?, I'd rather have Katie price than that, & that's saying something!
Yes, it IS saying something.....about you.
[quote][p][bold]Bob George[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]What you mean vote in a tory?, I'd rather have Katie price than that, & that's saying something![/p][/quote]Yes, it IS saying something.....about you. notslimjim
  • Score: 0

2:13pm Sun 17 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
brighton bluenose wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful.

Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward.
What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.
Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!!
Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!!
1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across.

2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it.

3) We elect people to sort out problems.

There!
Err...... no party is going to 'sort out' any of these 'problems' are they so your post is lacking in a real point!!
The point was that people DO vote for them in the hope that something will be done.

I thought I'd written that point in simple language, but it obviously wasn't simple enough.
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: That anyone would vote for this Fringe Ludic Lunatic is just fanciful. Please vote for someone who will return this City to a semblance of normality. Appealing to the reactionary University vote is not the way forward. What this City needs is for the City Fathers to stamp their authority and make B&H the place people want to and can live in and not a perpetual party for Druggies, Alcoholics and Sexual Deviants.[/p][/quote]Only a brain-dead 'reactionary' such as yourself would not realise that Brighton was full of 'druggies, alcoholics and sexual deviants' LONG before the Greens arrived on the scene and the idea that once elected any of the main parties will somehow get rid of any of these problems just reinforces the impression that you are a half-wit!![/p][/quote]Ha! Nine thumbs down but not one of you has the wit to indicate where my post is actually wrong - says it all!![/p][/quote]1) You could have got them for insulting another person who was simply putting his point across. 2) Saying 'but it's always been like that' doesn't excuse the fact that it remains today and that the Greens have done nothing about it. 3) We elect people to sort out problems. There![/p][/quote]Err...... no party is going to 'sort out' any of these 'problems' are they so your post is lacking in a real point!![/p][/quote]The point was that people DO vote for them in the hope that something will be done. I thought I'd written that point in simple language, but it obviously wasn't simple enough. notslimjim
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4:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

G Wiley says...

G Wiley wrote:
So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor?

Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove?

Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies?

It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week.
Stop Press - just read Alex Phillips register of interests on the City Council web site - apparently she is not a teacher anymore - so she & Tom will probably need the dual-councillor fees!
[quote][p][bold]G Wiley[/bold] wrote: So will Tom Druitt give up his job 'running' the Big Lemon Bus Company, or will he be like wife-to-be Alex who manages to be a full time teacher as well as being a councillor? Will he also stop driving fracking activists to and from protests in Blackpool and concentrate on the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors of Brighton & Hove? Or will he like several other green councillors concentrate on pushing through ill-conceived and badly implemented ideological eco-activist 'progressive' policies? It seems that the job of being a councillor must only require a couple of hours work per week.[/p][/quote]Stop Press - just read Alex Phillips register of interests on the City Council web site - apparently she is not a teacher anymore - so she & Tom will probably need the dual-councillor fees! G Wiley
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12:02am Mon 18 Aug 14

wippasnapper says...

O’ so you’re going to stand as a Lemon in the NOT so GREEN B&H party probable why a lemon is not so tasty when it’s green, what a prat.
O’ so you’re going to stand as a Lemon in the NOT so GREEN B&H party probable why a lemon is not so tasty when it’s green, what a prat. wippasnapper
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6:31am Mon 18 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

Bluebeef wrote:
We love Red Billy wrote:
The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk.
or a toss of Greens
Surely it's a Salad ?
[quote][p][bold]Bluebeef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: The correct collective noun for a group of Greens is a w@nk.[/p][/quote]or a toss of Greens[/p][/quote]Surely it's a Salad ? Fight_Back
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