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Richard Garvie
post Nov 11 2010, 05:27 PM
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Students across West Berkshire are calling for Richard Benyon to resign after making a bad taste joke on the social media site twitter.

Mr Benyon said "Just cycled on Boris bike thru oncoming student demo to vote. Collided with student. If only he knew the irony of the moment".

Newbury Labour Party Community Organiser Richard Garvie said although it was in bad taste, the MP had simply made an ill-judged comment and that he will regret. "I'm sure in hindsight that Richard is mortified. The fact that he not only hit a student with his bike, but has also removed his funding isn't exactly something to be proud about and simply shows that these cuts are based on Tory ideaology".

You can read the twitter feed at: http://twitter.com/#!/RichardBenyonMP
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post Nov 11 2010, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 11 2010, 05:27 PM) *
Students across West Berkshire are calling for Richard Benyon to resign after making a bad taste joke on the social media site twitter.

Mr Benyon said "Just cycled on Boris bike thru oncoming student demo to vote. Collided with student. If only he knew the irony of the moment".

Newbury Labour Party Community Organiser Richard Garvie said although it was in bad taste, the MP had simply made an ill-judged comment and that he will regret. "I'm sure in hindsight that Richard is mortified. The fact that he not only hit a student with his bike, but has also removed his funding isn't exactly something to be proud about and simply shows that these cuts are based on Tory ideaology".

You can read the twitter feed at: http://twitter.com/#!/RichardBenyonMP



I think you should get a life and worry about serious things, and not exploit every minor details to your advantage.

This country has a lot of problems, problems that Labour got us into.... again (like 1979) the Tories have to get us out of.
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post Nov 11 2010, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Nov 11 2010, 06:08 PM) *
I think you should get a life and worry about serious things, and not exploit every minor details to your advantage.

This country has a lot of problems, problems that Labour got us into.... again (like 1979) the Tories have to get us out of.


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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 11 2010, 05:27 PM) *
Students across West Berkshire are calling for Richard Benyon to resign after making a bad taste joke on the social media site twitter.

...etc


And you prattling on, desperately trying to find both a local and a national bandwagon to jump on just convinces me to never vote for you or any of your left wing scum, ever.
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post Nov 11 2010, 09:09 PM
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You want really bad taste jokes, try any Student Union bar any night of the week. A little short sighted as well. Might the students take a look at the salaries some universities seem to be paying their senior staffs - could that have something to do with the exhorbidant costs? One lad I spoke to yesterday in Central london felt that a lot of the agitation was being whipped up by those self same staffs. The proposed new loan scheme is actually more helpful - BUT paying more means students can rightfully expect more from the University!


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post Nov 11 2010, 09:48 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Nov 11 2010, 09:09 PM) *
The proposed new loan scheme is actually more helpful - BUT paying more means students can rightfully expect more from the University!

Not really, we're talking top up fees so they are still massivley subsidised so they will still be getting a huge bargain.
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post Nov 12 2010, 12:30 AM
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Not at all. Look at the real issue here, all course have had Government funding scrapped except science. Are you really saying that the government should not invest in courses such as History or English?
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post Nov 12 2010, 08:48 AM
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Tory? Richard my dear, it's a coalition.

PS What's Labour's position on this? Something like...."we know there have got to be cuts, but this isn't the time to....blah blah?"


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post Nov 12 2010, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 11 2010, 05:27 PM) *
Students across West Berkshire are calling for Richard Benyon to resign after making a bad taste joke on the social media site twitter.

Mr Benyon said "Just cycled on Boris bike thru oncoming student demo to vote. Collided with student. If only he knew the irony of the moment".

Newbury Labour Party Community Organiser Richard Garvie said although it was in bad taste, the MP had simply made an ill-judged comment and that he will regret. "I'm sure in hindsight that Richard is mortified. The fact that he not only hit a student with his bike, but has also removed his funding isn't exactly something to be proud about and simply shows that these cuts are based on Tory ideaology".

You can read the twitter feed at: http://twitter.com/#!/RichardBenyonMP


Are you basing your political career on the 'politics' of Alistair Campbell and Peter Mandelson?? I'm sure Richard Benyon is quaking in his boots at the thought of you mounting a campaign to get Newbury 'red'. laugh.gif
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post Nov 12 2010, 09:37 AM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 11 2010, 06:27 PM) *
Students across West Berkshire are calling for Richard Benyon to resign after making a bad taste joke on the social media site twitter.

Mr Benyon said "Just cycled on Boris bike thru oncoming student demo to vote. Collided with student. If only he knew the irony of the moment".


What the Hades is wrong with that?

(I originally wrote something similar beginning with 'h', but the wimpish, politically-correct software changed it to a row of asterisks. Was this software written by the same West Berkshire students, by any chance?)

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post Nov 12 2010, 10:01 AM
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QUOTE (Brewmaster @ Nov 12 2010, 09:37 AM) *
Was this software written by the same West Berkshire students, by any chance?)

No, it was written by Americans, who are notoriously coy when it comes to some words that are perfectly normal in everyday British English (h*ll, d*mn etc.).

In fact the words are in a table, that it would not be beyond the capabilities of the moderators to edit, if they were minded to.

And don't mention the Lincolnshire town of S****horpe (yes - it really did that!).
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post Nov 12 2010, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 11 2010, 05:27 PM) *
Students across West Berkshire are calling for Richard Benyon to resign after making a bad taste joke on the social media site twitter.

Mr Benyon said "Just cycled on Boris bike thru oncoming student demo to vote. Collided with student. If only he knew the irony of the moment".

Newbury Labour Party Community Organiser Richard Garvie said although it was in bad taste, the MP had simply made an ill-judged comment and that he will regret. "I'm sure in hindsight that Richard is mortified. The fact that he not only hit a student with his bike, but has also removed his funding isn't exactly something to be proud about and simply shows that these cuts are based on Tory ideaology".

You can read the twitter feed at: http://twitter.com/#!/RichardBenyonMP


Really? Here as well? Is it not enough just to post this guff over at newbury.net without you posting the same desperate political smearing here too?

I dont think I've counted a single positive reply to your OP. Food for thought, wouldn't you say?
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post Nov 12 2010, 10:35 AM
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Well well well.

A mountain out a molehill comment dug up to try and cause a fuss...sounds like a classic Labour tactic doesn't it Richard?

Let's use this forum for sane and worthwhile discussions, not plebeian tittle tattle.
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post Nov 12 2010, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Nov 12 2010, 10:01 AM) *
No, it was written by Americans, who are notoriously coy when it comes to some words that are perfectly normal in everyday British English (h*ll, d*mn etc.)

Why doesn't Newbury Today move over to XenForo - world-class forum software written right here in West Berkshire?
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post Nov 12 2010, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 12 2010, 12:30 AM) *
Not at all. Look at the real issue here, all course have had Government funding scrapped except science. Are you really saying that the government should not invest in courses such as History or English?



Exactly; 'real issues' not some comment made by one political party or another.
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post Nov 12 2010, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (misc @ Nov 12 2010, 12:06 PM) *
Why doesn't Newbury Today move over to XenForo - world-class forum software written right here in West Berkshire?

Just so you can swear more?
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post Nov 12 2010, 06:09 PM
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Also has anyone heard a student calling for a resignation because I haven't, and RG's quote in the NWN say's that they probably will, not that they have.
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post Nov 12 2010, 06:20 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Nov 12 2010, 06:09 PM) *
Also has anyone heard a student calling for a resignation because I haven't, and RG's quote in the NWN say's that they probably will, not that they have.


misquote. Students are going to call for all MP's that back the new policy to resign, including here in West Berks.
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post Nov 12 2010, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 12 2010, 06:20 PM) *
misquote. Students are going to call for all MP's that back the new policy to resign, including here in West Berks.

Going to? Typical lazy students, why not just get it done?
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post Nov 12 2010, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 12 2010, 06:20 PM) *
misquote. Students are going to call for all MP's that back the new policy to resign, including here in West Berks.


Quick, prime the Labour candidate as I can see a by-election coming....

Maybe they'll get more than 4.3% this time. Might even get their £500 back.
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post Nov 12 2010, 11:35 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ Nov 11 2010, 05:27 PM) *
Students across West Berkshire are calling for Richard Benyon to resign after making a bad taste joke on the social media site twitter.

Mr Benyon said "Just cycled on Boris bike thru oncoming student demo to vote. Collided with student. If only he knew the irony of the moment".


So where's the joke?

Benyon takes a Boris bike - okay, so do lots of others, that's what the bikes are there for.

He collides with a student - unfortunate, hopefully no one was hurt.

MP then ponders what the student would have thought if he known he had collided with a Tory minister.

Not much of a joke - just a report of what happened. How is this in bad taste?
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