Controversial Christchurch council leader’s credibility “washed out” after leadership challenge

'NOT WEAKENED': Cllr Ray Nottage

OPPOSITION LEADER: Cllr Colin Bungey

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THE credibility of controversial Christchurch council leader Ray Nottage has been “washed out” after a contentious leadership challenge.

That’s the view of opposition leader, Independent councillor Colin Bungey, who said Christchurch residents need to start thinking about who is representing them and what they are doing.

Cllr Bungey, who has been a councillor at Christchurch council since 1983, said Cllr Nottage’s credibility had been ‘totally reduced’ following the divisive leadership challenge on Tuesday evening.

As reported in the Daily Echo yesterday, Cllr Nottage narrowly survived a leadership challenge by Conservative colleague, Cllr David Jones.

All 22 Conservative councillors met behind closed doors to discuss the challenge but a secret ballot revealed the group were split down the middle, 11-11.

Cllr Nottage then used his own casting vote as chairman of the Conservative group to win – effectively voting twice – and forcing Cllr Jones to concede.

Cllr Bungey said: “In my opinion, his credibility is totally washed out.

“If half of his own group do not support him and he has to use his casting vote to retain power that totally reduces any credibility.”

He added: “Had they brought it to full council as a vote of no confidence, they would have had my support as well, which might have changed the situation.”

Commenting on the voting rules, Cllr Bungey said it “seemed odd” to him but he understood those were the rules of the Conservative party.

Leader 'not weakened'

After the vote on Tuesday night, Cllr Nottage said he had not been weakened by the knife-edge vote.

“It doesn’t leave me in a weak position at all because we’re all Conservatives and once we've made a decision, we follow through on that decision.”

When approached by the Daily Echo, constituency agent for the Conservatives, Judy Jamieson said: “The rules which the group abided by are the model rules of the Conservative party.

“Therefore the group abided by the rules which are set.”

 

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6:10am Thu 27 Mar 14

whataboutthat says...

Hilarious.
Hilarious. whataboutthat
  • Score: 27

6:20am Thu 27 Mar 14

wonderway says...

Judy Jamieson which plant she live on

Nottage is a total clown

Christchurch RESIDENTS get rid of him and his mate hide away chope do your selves a great favour vote them OUT
Judy Jamieson which plant she live on Nottage is a total clown Christchurch RESIDENTS get rid of him and his mate hide away chope do your selves a great favour vote them OUT wonderway
  • Score: 38

7:16am Thu 27 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

I know that Monty Python are re-forming but I didn't know that they are giving statements to the Echo
I know that Monty Python are re-forming but I didn't know that they are giving statements to the Echo billy bumble
  • Score: 29

8:03am Thu 27 Mar 14

maesgarth says...

Maybe the people of christchurch should wake up and start voting in local elections. Also the candidates need to wake up and actually get out on streets and campaign for the vote. At last election we had no idea who was standing as received no information whatsoever.
Maybe the people of christchurch should wake up and start voting in local elections. Also the candidates need to wake up and actually get out on streets and campaign for the vote. At last election we had no idea who was standing as received no information whatsoever. maesgarth
  • Score: 30

8:19am Thu 27 Mar 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight
I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 13

8:38am Thu 27 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

maesgarth wrote:
Maybe the people of christchurch should wake up and start voting in local elections. Also the candidates need to wake up and actually get out on streets and campaign for the vote. At last election we had no idea who was standing as received no information whatsoever.
The problem is that Christchurch is populated by an enormous brigade of the blue rinse residents and they consistently vote as they have done for years gone by and will continue to do so, the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years.
No politician can answer a question with a straight yes or no, most promise everything and then produce nothing when in power and most importantly the only time that residents can converse with politicians is when they knock on your door at election time when they want your vote, is it any wonder that everybody loses interest in the seedy world of government.
[quote][p][bold]maesgarth[/bold] wrote: Maybe the people of christchurch should wake up and start voting in local elections. Also the candidates need to wake up and actually get out on streets and campaign for the vote. At last election we had no idea who was standing as received no information whatsoever.[/p][/quote]The problem is that Christchurch is populated by an enormous brigade of the blue rinse residents and they consistently vote as they have done for years gone by and will continue to do so, the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years. No politician can answer a question with a straight yes or no, most promise everything and then produce nothing when in power and most importantly the only time that residents can converse with politicians is when they knock on your door at election time when they want your vote, is it any wonder that everybody loses interest in the seedy world of government. Hessenford
  • Score: 30

8:39am Thu 27 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

I have heard that what this most unpopular 'Leader' has done and the position that he has now put all his Conservative colleagues in called many things in recent days, but 'washed out' was certainly not one of them!
I have heard that what this most unpopular 'Leader' has done and the position that he has now put all his Conservative colleagues in called many things in recent days, but 'washed out' was certainly not one of them! muscliffman
  • Score: 14

8:57am Thu 27 Mar 14

mikeymagic says...

Please just resign. Any credibility has now been removed.
Please just resign. Any credibility has now been removed. mikeymagic
  • Score: 26

9:14am Thu 27 Mar 14

twynham says...

Hessenford says "the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years."
.
Were I to have any hair I would be classed as part of the blue rinse brigade but have always voted strategically for the candidate most likely to defeat the Tories which worked in '93 when for 4 years we had the best MP this Borough has ever had only to be replaced by Chesterfield Chope.
But this will not deter me from voting in the three forthcoming elections, especially as I am in Mr Nottage's ward!
.
To all of those members of "the younger generation," if you don't get involved in politics you end up being governed by your inferiors; as CBC have proven beyond all doubt.
Hessenford says "the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years." . Were I to have any hair I would be classed as part of the blue rinse brigade but have always voted strategically for the candidate most likely to defeat the Tories which worked in '93 when for 4 years we had the best MP this Borough has ever had only to be replaced by Chesterfield Chope. But this will not deter me from voting in the three forthcoming elections, especially as I am in Mr Nottage's ward! . To all of those members of "the younger generation," if you don't get involved in politics you end up being governed by your inferiors; as CBC have proven beyond all doubt. twynham
  • Score: 28

9:14am Thu 27 Mar 14

skydriver says...

For goodness sake why has this man still around.
He's finished , he only thinks of himself, what a despicable man he is, what a let down to our town . We the residence of Christchurch should have him removed, I think the time has come to start a campaign to have him removed from office . Enough is enough .
Many be letters in bulk to MP Chope to let him know the feelings of the town , I bet that would go down too well.
NOTTAGE OUT NOW,!!
For goodness sake why has this man still around. He's finished , he only thinks of himself, what a despicable man he is, what a let down to our town . We the residence of Christchurch should have him removed, I think the time has come to start a campaign to have him removed from office . Enough is enough . Many be letters in bulk to MP Chope to let him know the feelings of the town , I bet that would go down too well. NOTTAGE OUT NOW,!! skydriver
  • Score: 30

9:16am Thu 27 Mar 14

steve518 says...

Hessenford wrote:
maesgarth wrote:
Maybe the people of christchurch should wake up and start voting in local elections. Also the candidates need to wake up and actually get out on streets and campaign for the vote. At last election we had no idea who was standing as received no information whatsoever.
The problem is that Christchurch is populated by an enormous brigade of the blue rinse residents and they consistently vote as they have done for years gone by and will continue to do so, the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years.
No politician can answer a question with a straight yes or no, most promise everything and then produce nothing when in power and most importantly the only time that residents can converse with politicians is when they knock on your door at election time when they want your vote, is it any wonder that everybody loses interest in the seedy world of government.
I was going to comment, but your post sums it up perfectly!!!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maesgarth[/bold] wrote: Maybe the people of christchurch should wake up and start voting in local elections. Also the candidates need to wake up and actually get out on streets and campaign for the vote. At last election we had no idea who was standing as received no information whatsoever.[/p][/quote]The problem is that Christchurch is populated by an enormous brigade of the blue rinse residents and they consistently vote as they have done for years gone by and will continue to do so, the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years. No politician can answer a question with a straight yes or no, most promise everything and then produce nothing when in power and most importantly the only time that residents can converse with politicians is when they knock on your door at election time when they want your vote, is it any wonder that everybody loses interest in the seedy world of government.[/p][/quote]I was going to comment, but your post sums it up perfectly!!! steve518
  • Score: 10

9:40am Thu 27 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

twynham wrote:
Hessenford says "the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years."
.
Were I to have any hair I would be classed as part of the blue rinse brigade but have always voted strategically for the candidate most likely to defeat the Tories which worked in '93 when for 4 years we had the best MP this Borough has ever had only to be replaced by Chesterfield Chope.
But this will not deter me from voting in the three forthcoming elections, especially as I am in Mr Nottage's ward!
.
To all of those members of "the younger generation," if you don't get involved in politics you end up being governed by your inferiors; as CBC have proven beyond all doubt.
It is admirable that you will continue vote strategically to rid us of the complacent Tory rich but it will be a lost vote if the turnout of Tory voting pensioners outstrips the younger voters who may vote very differently.
Politicians, on the run up to elections will spout their normal rhetoric, whether true or not, simply to gain your vote, once in power they renege on their promises.
David Scameron is a prime example, while in opposition he was very vocal about holding a referendum on Europe, once in power he completely changed his stance, now he tries to blackmail the electorate by holding the referendum only if he wins the next general election, how can anybody trust such people.
Milliband and his sorry crew are no better, they will promise the earth to get you vote, Nick Clegg, well he's cooked his goose any way and is more often than not on some other planet.
UKIP, Well they haven't been in power before and really aren't a large enough party to do so.
So where does that leave us all, nowhere, there is not one honest person or party to vote for so we would all be better staying at home and not bothering as we will all get stuffed through the ringer whoever wins power.
shysters and liars, that's all they are, all out for what they can get to fill their greedy little pockets
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Hessenford says "the younger generation have no trust or interest in politicians as is proved by the consistent low turnout year on year over the past 20 years." . Were I to have any hair I would be classed as part of the blue rinse brigade but have always voted strategically for the candidate most likely to defeat the Tories which worked in '93 when for 4 years we had the best MP this Borough has ever had only to be replaced by Chesterfield Chope. But this will not deter me from voting in the three forthcoming elections, especially as I am in Mr Nottage's ward! . To all of those members of "the younger generation," if you don't get involved in politics you end up being governed by your inferiors; as CBC have proven beyond all doubt.[/p][/quote]It is admirable that you will continue vote strategically to rid us of the complacent Tory rich but it will be a lost vote if the turnout of Tory voting pensioners outstrips the younger voters who may vote very differently. Politicians, on the run up to elections will spout their normal rhetoric, whether true or not, simply to gain your vote, once in power they renege on their promises. David Scameron is a prime example, while in opposition he was very vocal about holding a referendum on Europe, once in power he completely changed his stance, now he tries to blackmail the electorate by holding the referendum only if he wins the next general election, how can anybody trust such people. Milliband and his sorry crew are no better, they will promise the earth to get you vote, Nick Clegg, well he's cooked his goose any way and is more often than not on some other planet. UKIP, Well they haven't been in power before and really aren't a large enough party to do so. So where does that leave us all, nowhere, there is not one honest person or party to vote for so we would all be better staying at home and not bothering as we will all get stuffed through the ringer whoever wins power. shysters and liars, that's all they are, all out for what they can get to fill their greedy little pockets Hessenford
  • Score: 11

10:18am Thu 27 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight
Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight[/p][/quote]Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing. skydriver
  • Score: 22

10:34am Thu 27 Mar 14

agp1337 says...

skydriver wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight
Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.
Brilliant!
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight[/p][/quote]Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.[/p][/quote]Brilliant! agp1337
  • Score: 13

10:50am Thu 27 Mar 14

twynham says...

skydriver wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight
Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.
House wine at Manoir aux Quat Saison over the weekend!
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight[/p][/quote]Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.[/p][/quote]House wine at Manoir aux Quat Saison over the weekend! twynham
  • Score: 8

11:28am Thu 27 Mar 14

agp1337 says...

twynham wrote:
skydriver wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight
Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.
House wine at Manoir aux Quat Saison over the weekend!
A great recommendation. Oh wait ... unlike some, I can't afford it! More seriously, this post on his blog has been a disaster.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight[/p][/quote]Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.[/p][/quote]House wine at Manoir aux Quat Saison over the weekend![/p][/quote]A great recommendation. Oh wait ... unlike some, I can't afford it! More seriously, this post on his blog has been a disaster. agp1337
  • Score: 7

11:40am Thu 27 Mar 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

skydriver wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight
Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.
Ah, Nottage would actually definitely benefit from corking.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: I might have a bottle of Nottage tonight[/p][/quote]Ah now that would spoil the meal, it's very musty it's not got an application control certification, very poor quality, with a screw top that's always very difficult to remove , the best way to use up this wine would , I suggest , as a toilet cleaner., remembering to flush after a minute in the bowl. Could cause tarnishing.[/p][/quote]Ah, Nottage would actually definitely benefit from corking. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 14

12:24pm Thu 27 Mar 14

mytown1 says...

I note the article states Nottage has "lost credibility" when did he ever have any? Power at any price it would seem is the Conservative moto. The constituency agent Judy Jamieson says "the rules which the group abided by are the model rules of the Conservative party......." May I suggest they go back and look at the rules! Why when it is local council we are dealing with does the central Government rules and regs come into play. Seems to me there is nothing coming up about the local residents and their needs for fair play. Hang on Conservative councillors to your power until 2015, then the locals will make their own minds up as to how local views should be acted upon and not follow central government procedures. You were voted in by local people to serve the local people that is what you are there for. Not to gain power to put in place your wishes and subject residents to one bad decision after another. Instead of still laying down the law to the residents try communicating with them!
I note the article states Nottage has "lost credibility" when did he ever have any? Power at any price it would seem is the Conservative moto. The constituency agent Judy Jamieson says "the rules which the group abided by are the model rules of the Conservative party......." May I suggest they go back and look at the rules! Why when it is local council we are dealing with does the central Government rules and regs come into play. Seems to me there is nothing coming up about the local residents and their needs for fair play. Hang on Conservative councillors to your power until 2015, then the locals will make their own minds up as to how local views should be acted upon and not follow central government procedures. You were voted in by local people to serve the local people that is what you are there for. Not to gain power to put in place your wishes and subject residents to one bad decision after another. Instead of still laying down the law to the residents try communicating with them! mytown1
  • Score: 22

12:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Communicating, this man has difficulty with reading and listening, what do you expect. And he expects us to trust him , not on your life .
Communicating, this man has difficulty with reading and listening, what do you expect. And he expects us to trust him , not on your life . skydriver
  • Score: 14

12:44pm Thu 27 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Have just looked up his Blog, suggest you all check out his favourite film, A Touch of Evil, oh how apt.
I thought he had retired , it says he's company chairman, in engineering.
I feel, if he still holds the post, for the staff.
Have just looked up his Blog, suggest you all check out his favourite film, A Touch of Evil, oh how apt. I thought he had retired , it says he's company chairman, in engineering. I feel, if he still holds the post, for the staff. skydriver
  • Score: 13

12:58pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Justin Black says...

Councillor Nottage you said you will weakened by the lack of confidence half you group have in you. At that level, you should know as a business man that your position as Leader of CBC is unsustainable. If you stay in power, most of the Conservative Councillors will lose their seats in May 2015. If that is a responsibility you want to take, then don't throw a wobbler when the opposition take over the Council.

It has been suggested by many that you have become a laughing stock amongst the good townsfolk of this Borough. Your arrogant attitude towards those you come into contact with, and the way you have reacted in the chamber to anyone in your group who disagrees with you, or any members of the public who stand up to you because of your arrogance is not what is expected from the Leader.

You now have no alternative but to step down from your position as Leader, and resign from your position as Councillor. If you are adamant that you have not been weakened, then why not put your money where your mouth is, and do a public survey on how the residents of Christchurch rate your performance as Leader.
Step down before you destroy the Borough, and all your Councillors. I would imagine the UKIP Logo l be seen around town before long.
Councillor Nottage you said you will weakened by the lack of confidence half you group have in you. At that level, you should know as a business man that your position as Leader of CBC is unsustainable. If you stay in power, most of the Conservative Councillors will lose their seats in May 2015. If that is a responsibility you want to take, then don't throw a wobbler when the opposition take over the Council. It has been suggested by many that you have become a laughing stock amongst the good townsfolk of this Borough. Your arrogant attitude towards those you come into contact with, and the way you have reacted in the chamber to anyone in your group who disagrees with you, or any members of the public who stand up to you because of your arrogance is not what is expected from the Leader. You now have no alternative but to step down from your position as Leader, and resign from your position as Councillor. If you are adamant that you have not been weakened, then why not put your money where your mouth is, and do a public survey on how the residents of Christchurch rate your performance as Leader. Step down before you destroy the Borough, and all your Councillors. I would imagine the UKIP Logo l be seen around town before long. Justin Black
  • Score: 25

1:26pm Thu 27 Mar 14

retrogeoff says...

Impressive effort Mr David Jones and others. Very many thanks.
I think Mr Nottage will need to wear his Bob the Builder's hat at future council meetings as well as building sites.
Which half of the council team do we think needs reminding that Masonic policy is to uphold, civil and moral beliefs, resulting in a supportive fellowship, in which they work together in a spirit of Charity and goodwill for the good of all within the community?
Personally I am inclined to believe that those who recommend democracy in the comfort of their own home should themselves try it more often and take their colleagues with them.
Impressive effort Mr David Jones and others. Very many thanks. I think Mr Nottage will need to wear his Bob the Builder's hat at future council meetings as well as building sites. Which half of the council team do we think needs reminding that Masonic policy is to uphold, civil and moral beliefs, resulting in a supportive fellowship, in which they work together in a spirit of Charity and goodwill for the good of all within the community? Personally I am inclined to believe that those who recommend democracy in the comfort of their own home should themselves try it more often and take their colleagues with them. retrogeoff
  • Score: 14

2:22pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Valerie W. says...

Banana borough...
Banana borough... Valerie W.
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Thu 27 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

localopinion wrote:
AN URGENT APOLOGY (made necessary by the NSA out of control)
line 4 of my bit above says "weaner" . It is supposed to be any-one.
I do have a keyboard that sometimes reacts in funny ways, Not my mind.
The word is uniquely American, so that shows I was not trying to be funny.
But I apologise for the error. Sometimes it is predictive text. It may because I have been going on about Will Filer/NSA/Psyops backing up my research elsewhere on "Weltanschauungskrei

g Leaks" that some bored NSA
person seeing what I type use his wit to change a word here or there giving away the impulse by using a slang word only used in the USA! Ha Ha.
Will Filer in his book and website says they are mismanaged and mismanaging a national strategic secret which he is now chief whistleblower
not Eward Snowden because they can do whatever it takes behind closed doors. It all impacts on Chritchurch because it is the same story about unanswerable power of the old guard AND the new at a new border.
Seriously the UK has to bow to the Americans and no one will react if I complain because of the status quo, Perhaps we could unleash Cllr Ray Nottage to first read about.me/timoxylene.

barbabutanol and then play his trump card over the NSA...an ability to vote out trouble thanks to having got to a position where he has the power of the NSA?
I completely agree ,I think???
[quote][p][bold]localopinion[/bold] wrote: AN URGENT APOLOGY (made necessary by the NSA out of control) line 4 of my bit above says "weaner" . It is supposed to be any-one. I do have a keyboard that sometimes reacts in funny ways, Not my mind. The word is uniquely American, so that shows I was not trying to be funny. But I apologise for the error. Sometimes it is predictive text. It may because I have been going on about Will Filer/NSA/Psyops backing up my research elsewhere on "Weltanschauungskrei g Leaks" that some bored NSA person seeing what I type use his wit to change a word here or there giving away the impulse by using a slang word only used in the USA! Ha Ha. Will Filer in his book and website says they are mismanaged and mismanaging a national strategic secret which he is now chief whistleblower not Eward Snowden because they can do whatever it takes behind closed doors. It all impacts on Chritchurch because it is the same story about unanswerable power of the old guard AND the new at a new border. Seriously the UK has to bow to the Americans and no one will react if I complain because of the status quo, Perhaps we could unleash Cllr Ray Nottage to first read about.me/timoxylene. barbabutanol and then play his trump card over the NSA...an ability to vote out trouble thanks to having got to a position where he has the power of the NSA?[/p][/quote]I completely agree ,I think??? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

3:04pm Thu 27 Mar 14

uberbloke says...

dont feed the (mental) troll
dont feed the (mental) troll uberbloke
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Say-It-Like-It-Is says...

It's a shame that he has to continue and that the residents have to endure over a year more of the Tory shenanigans before they can all be booted out. Still it should make it easy to vote him out even for the old Tory diehards as he will no doubt continue to create a climate of misery for his Christchurch residents, diehards included.
It's a shame that he has to continue and that the residents have to endure over a year more of the Tory shenanigans before they can all be booted out. Still it should make it easy to vote him out even for the old Tory diehards as he will no doubt continue to create a climate of misery for his Christchurch residents, diehards included. Say-It-Like-It-Is
  • Score: 8

6:05pm Thu 27 Mar 14

retrogeoff says...

In view of collective comments perhaps Winchester could send in a spetznatz team and repatriate Christchurch to Hampshire. Poor old (and once charming) Christchurch went downhill even further 'under' EDDC.
In view of collective comments perhaps Winchester could send in a spetznatz team and repatriate Christchurch to Hampshire. Poor old (and once charming) Christchurch went downhill even further 'under' EDDC. retrogeoff
  • Score: 4

7:20pm Thu 27 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Always best to leave the party before the cacky hits the fan .shame you missed the warning.have some dignity and get in the taxi
Always best to leave the party before the cacky hits the fan .shame you missed the warning.have some dignity and get in the taxi kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

10:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Cllr. Nottage seems to represent perfectly the people of Christchurch. Chope, too.

What's the fuss?
Cllr. Nottage seems to represent perfectly the people of Christchurch. Chope, too. What's the fuss? Yankee1
  • Score: -12

11:19pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Billycat says...

On yer bike Nuttage, how long will it take before you get the message. We don't like you, we don't have ANY respect for you and the residents of Christchurch are totally **** off with your thoughtless, selfish, egocentric , totally undemocratic 'management' tactics, OK!
On yer bike Nuttage, how long will it take before you get the message. We don't like you, we don't have ANY respect for you and the residents of Christchurch are totally **** off with your thoughtless, selfish, egocentric , totally undemocratic 'management' tactics, OK! Billycat
  • Score: 11

11:19pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Billycat says...

On yer bike Nuttage, how long will it take before you get the message. We don't like you, we don't have ANY respect for you and the residents of Christchurch are totally **** off with your thoughtless, selfish, egocentric , totally undemocratic 'management' tactics, OK!
On yer bike Nuttage, how long will it take before you get the message. We don't like you, we don't have ANY respect for you and the residents of Christchurch are totally **** off with your thoughtless, selfish, egocentric , totally undemocratic 'management' tactics, OK! Billycat
  • Score: 11

8:37am Fri 28 Mar 14

RolloR says...

What is the accepted and acceptable norm is that a committee votes without the Chair. Only if the vote is a draw does the Chairman get to have the deciding vote. To vote twice is a disgrace; to vote twice for yourself beggars belief. But not more so than the evil shenanigans the council has taken part in at Druitt Gardens and Druitt Hall. Can anyone imagine voting for these people aver again?
What is the accepted and acceptable norm is that a committee votes without the Chair. Only if the vote is a draw does the Chairman get to have the deciding vote. To vote twice is a disgrace; to vote twice for yourself beggars belief. But not more so than the evil shenanigans the council has taken part in at Druitt Gardens and Druitt Hall. Can anyone imagine voting for these people aver again? RolloR
  • Score: 13

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