Comment posted Coalition for Progess to Govern Argyll & Bute by Derek Pretswell.
Congratulations to Councillor McCuish and his colleagues and I’d like to wish them well as they deliver a responsible,transparent local government that listens to the people of Argyll and delivers for them.
Recent comments by Derek Pretswell
- MSP v Council Leader now ‘last man standing’ face-off with SNP and Argyll the losers
Aldous Huxley said “there are things that are known and things that are unknown and in between are the doors of perception” There is a great danger that we treat the perceived as fact and speculation as reality and who wins? I suspect the people who are looking for blood on the floor. Let’s deal with the real issues facing the electorate and not the issues that stimulate political anoraks. Let’s move forward and make Argyll the best it can be for everyone.
- Argyll and Bute Council planning for resumption of war on rural schools
It seems more like the newsroom preparing for a war of attrition by encouraging speculation on the wholly speculative.
- Campbell Cameron: Saying Yes
It serves no one, unionist or nationalist to ‘debate’ without respect for other views or the right of other people to hold them, or to use phrases like nationalist poison or indeed unionist poison. For Argyll, the onus is on you to prevent the blogs from turning poisonous themselves, you have a responsibility. Perhaps a start is to make all bloggers accountable by using their real names.
- Visit to Gigha leads Labour MSP to demand Scottish Government gets serious about land reform
Land Rental Value, a rent rather than a tax, should be levied on all the land in Scotland and Andy Wightman in his latest book suggests the income from this would be greater than the block grant from westminster. This gives rise to the interesting notion that we could abolish the majority of taxes, the income being replaced by the rent from the land. It is certainly fairer and has a number of added benefits most of which would result in economic resurgence.
- First Minister announces ‘radical rethink’ on land reform
It will be a major oversight if the Land Reform Group does not have Andy Wightman amongst their ranks.
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