This is a simple response to James Millar’s response to my letter printed in the Herald and Post of the previous week. They didn’t publish it due to letters discussing the various documentaries aired by C4 and the BBC on the state of Luton’s militant Islamists …
Dear James …
Try as I may I am unable to find any reference in my letter last week in support of the swim centre’s location. You presume that I am in favour of the location because I mentioned that the existing LRSC is in need of replacement.
From a statement of fact by me, you deduce that because I live on the Luton and Dunstable borders (been there since 1984) I’m happy for the new aquatic centre to be built anywhere but near me – how wrong you are – a sports centre on my doorstep, sweet Nirvana, and I ain’t referring to the 90s rock band!
You accuse me of playing the NIMBY card. Pope’s meadow indeed. And Bath Road, seriously? “Hypocrisy meet James, James this is Hypocrisy – Oh! I see you’ve already met.”
The main point of my original reply, which I’ll repeat, is that providing the new sports/swim centre is staffed by efficient personnel, includes top notch facilities and great coaches then it wouldn’t matter where it was built – this in response to your comment about who would want to travel all the way to Stopsley to use it.
Having accused me of coming and going as I please, probably at off-peak times, I’m confused as to what constitutes peak time in your world of strange logic and presumption. The six journeys I made to Stopsley last week were made as follows: 10am Monday and 8.30pm. Tuesday, 12.30pm and 5.15pm. Thursday 2.45pm. Saturday 2.00pm, which of these is peak time? And do you mean peak time for traffic or peak time for Sports Centre usage. Having extensive knowledge of both subjects I’m sure you could enlighten me, but I’d rather you didn’t, another diatribe void of logic I can live without.
Don’t presume to attribute actions, thought and opinions to someone you don’t know James. My original letter highlighted flawed logic and incorrect presumptions in your thinking. I didn’t attack your opinion on where the centre was or is sited and I defended your right to criticise it’s location.
Facts James, stick to them and don’t make condescending remarks in brackets to someone you don’t know! You are a rude man bereft of sane and logical discourse, not worthy of any more my time – begone with you 🙂
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.