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Previously on "The City Of Southend"

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by _V_ View Post
    Doesn't this effectively downgrade proper cities, with a rich history, places of learning and ancient history?

    I mean, you might at well make Swindon a city instead of a dead end town like southend on sea.
    Not the time....

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  • ladymuck
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    It's a nice gesture that ultimately will have very little impact and costs very little to implement. It's a simple thing to do that means a lot to a few.

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  • vetran
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    Originally posted by _V_ View Post
    Doesn't this effectively downgrade proper cities, with a rich history, places of learning and ancient history?

    I mean, you might at well make Swindon a city instead of a dead end town like southend on sea.
    Presenting the keys to Swindon. Its like noticing she has crabs...

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  • _V_
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    Doesn't this effectively downgrade proper cities, with a rich history, places of learning and ancient history?

    I mean, you might at well make Swindon a city instead of a dead end town like southend on sea.

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  • Whorty
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

    You presume their nukes work....
    He lives in Southend ... you presume he has a house

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by TheDude View Post

    I live there and all becoming a city means to me is that North Korea now have a nuke aimed at my house.
    You presume their nukes work....

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  • TheDude
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
    I don't want to sound disrespectful but can someone explain what the benefits of being a city are? I don't quite understand how doing this is linked to paying respects to Sire David Amess? I'm not complaining about it, I genuinely don't know.
    I live there and all becoming a city means to me is that North Korea now have a nuke aimed at my house.
    Last edited by TheDude; 19 October 2021, 07:40.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    He campaigned tirelessly for it, so this is a fitting commemoration. He was known for bringing it up all the time.

    The benefits of city-ship itself, I have no idea other than a sense of local pride, but that's a separate issue to why doing it seems appropriate.
    Ah.. That would make a lot of sense. Thank you.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
    I don't quite understand how doing this is linked to paying respects to Sire David Amess?
    He campaigned tirelessly for it, so this is a fitting commemoration. He was known for bringing it up all the time.

    The benefits of city-ship itself, I have no idea other than a sense of local pride, but that's a separate issue to why doing it seems appropriate.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    It's a pathetic and pointless sentimental gesture.
    It might be, but it's also something he spent 40 years campaigning for, so it does seem a rather simple tribute to make which will ensure he remains remembered.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by Paralytic View Post

    I'd agree with this. Whilst it was shocking what happened to him, i don't believe that should have changed (if it did) the decision whether or not to make Southend a city. Might as well promote their football team to the EPL at the same time.
    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    Not a lot it would seem.
    Which was my conclusion when I was looking around on t'web

    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    It's a pathetic and pointless sentimental gesture.
    I did seem a bit pointless but I was stopping short of calling it pathetic and pointless in case there was something I was missing.

    Now it seems there isn't much benefit doing it I'm bemused as to what this achieves though so does seem a very hollow activity. Maybe it's something to do with the job i.e. it's more prestigious to be a MP for a city than a town so it's kind of a award bestowed on him and future MPs of that consituancy that's recognised by fellow MPs.

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  • Gibbon
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    It's a pathetic and pointless sentimental gesture.
    Maybe, but sometimes that's what's needed, and I've heard its happening. The yearly cenotaph rituals are much the same.

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  • Paralytic
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    It's a pathetic and pointless sentimental gesture.
    I'd agree with this. Whilst it was shocking what happened to him, i don't believe that should have changed (if it did) the decision whether or not to make Southend a city. Might as well promote their football team to the EPL at the same time.

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  • OwlHoot
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    It's a pathetic and pointless sentimental gesture.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
    I don't want to sound disrespectful but can someone explain what the benefits of being a city are? I don't quite understand how doing this is linked to paying respects to Sire David Amess? I'm not complaining about it, I genuinely don't know.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13841482

    Not a lot it would seem.

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