Nightlife’s not so bad says MP Russell

Essex County Standard: Nightlife’s not so bad says MP Russell Nightlife’s not so bad says MP Russell

DRUNKEN louts have been accused of spoiling the fun for the majority of Colchester’s partygoers by the town’s MP.

Sir Bob Russell joined Colchester police on a Saturday night in the town.

The Lib Dem said the town had been subjected to unfair criticism on the back of Channel 4 documentary Bouncers, which depicted its nightlife as violent and debauched.

He said: “From what I saw, Colchester on a Saturday night is no worse now than when I have been out on previous occasions, but I would like it to be better.

"I was appalled by the behaviour of a small number who give everyone a bad name.

“That’s simply not fair on the majority who are out having a god time.”

Sir Bob was in the town centre from 5pm until 3am and witnessed drunkeness, fights and people urinating in public.

The MP praised what he described as the “thin blue line” of police officers supported by Special Constables and Royal Military Police.

He also paid a visit to the SOS Bus and spoke to Street Pastors.

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1:43pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Bert_Stimpson says...

Colchester nightlife is brilliant.

That's why we were awarded a Purple Flag. I mean it's not like they just hand purple flags out to any town that gives them a few grand of public money...

...oh no, wait a minute, that's exactly how it works.

Has Tim Young gone to Clacton yet? Can we have a street party when he goes?
Colchester nightlife is brilliant. That's why we were awarded a Purple Flag. I mean it's not like they just hand purple flags out to any town that gives them a few grand of public money... ...oh no, wait a minute, that's exactly how it works. Has Tim Young gone to Clacton yet? Can we have a street party when he goes? Bert_Stimpson

2:47pm Thu 12 Dec 13

SAndrewss says...

Why was Sir Bob Russell urinating in the street and getting in to fights???
Why was Sir Bob Russell urinating in the street and getting in to fights??? SAndrewss

5:13pm Thu 12 Dec 13

HARRY438 says...

SAndrewss wrote:
Why was Sir Bob Russell urinating in the street and getting in to fights???
Tradition.
[quote][p][bold]SAndrewss[/bold] wrote: Why was Sir Bob Russell urinating in the street and getting in to fights???[/p][/quote]Tradition. HARRY438

8:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Taj says...

Don't have any time for the man ,like the rest of the muppets on the front bench in parliament all he is good for is baying across the floor and jumping up every time the PM speaks in order to make sure he is seen on tele.
He ought to take off the rose coloured specs that all his lot wear and see the town without his police escort who are not usually visible when needed.
Don't have any time for the man ,like the rest of the muppets on the front bench in parliament all he is good for is baying across the floor and jumping up every time the PM speaks in order to make sure he is seen on tele. He ought to take off the rose coloured specs that all his lot wear and see the town without his police escort who are not usually visible when needed. Taj

10:08pm Thu 12 Dec 13

super waluigi says...

But for the old **** like Bert Simpson, I would like to say that Colchester and it's night life really is not that bad.

Guess how I know? Experience!'nnn

Old **** who like to moan a lot. Now they are the real problem with this town. Stand up **** Simpson.
But for the old **** like Bert Simpson, I would like to say that Colchester and it's night life really is not that bad. Guess how I know? Experience!'nnn Old **** who like to moan a lot. Now they are the real problem with this town. Stand up **** Simpson. super waluigi

10:08pm Thu 12 Dec 13

super waluigi says...

**** = F@rt
**** = F@rt super waluigi

3:44pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Bert_Stimpson says...

super waluigi wrote:
But for the old **** like Bert Simpson, I would like to say that Colchester and it's night life really is not that bad.

Guess how I know? Experience!'nnn

Old **** who like to moan a lot. Now they are the real problem with this town. Stand up **** Simpson.
Shhhhh. Hush super deluded. Let the grown ups comment on the local news. Bert Stimpson is a party animal.
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: But for the old **** like Bert Simpson, I would like to say that Colchester and it's night life really is not that bad. Guess how I know? Experience!'nnn Old **** who like to moan a lot. Now they are the real problem with this town. Stand up **** Simpson.[/p][/quote]Shhhhh. Hush super deluded. Let the grown ups comment on the local news. Bert Stimpson is a party animal. Bert_Stimpson

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