Comment posted Louise Glen-Lee wins Oban North and Lorn by election by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll.
Warming to hear that Louise is someone that Donald would have fully endorsed.
Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll also commented
Out of interest what was the nature of your enquiry.
It could well be that the Council are managing the common good satisfactorily to the extent that they money generated by the common good is reinvested in activities which are in accordance with the criteria set down (most Councils do comply with that) but are you confident that the Council are actually fully aware of all the assets which belong to the common good.
It is the later that LASAAC guidance is pushing for. A complete and accurate common good asset register.
I am not saying the Council haven’t carried out an exercise (which is no mean feat) or have an exercise in progress as I really don’t know. Just wondering if it is this you have enquired about.
Unfortunately a sycophantic controlling group that rides roughshod over the electorate is exactly what we currently have in A&B. Maybe not ruled by a majority group but certainly ruled by a dictatorial regime.
- Inside info on Council management? You mean this Council has something to hide? Well I never!
As for sorting out the common good it is probably worth highlighting that the Council, as all councils, actually have a duty to sort out their common good in order to comply with LASAAC guidance.
Your point on the fireworks is fair though. I expect all elected members to be experts on pyrotechnics – where would society be without this being part of mandatory councillor training.
Recent comments by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll
- Has Councillor Iain Angus Macdonald’s rush to transfer to the SNP fouled the Ward 5 by-election pitch for Iain S MacLean?
Part of the answer to the issue of resigning from party X and joining party Y is for the public to stop voting like blind sheep and start to question the person behind the job.
There are too many people who would vote for a chimp if it had the right rosette pinned to it.
- SNP lose another Argyll & Bute councillor
This whole PR exercise about the number of people joining the SNP is a nice sound bite but doesn’t really add up to more than propaganda. So there are about 35,000-40,000 members now? At the 2011 elections about 900,000 people voted SNP. All this increase in member is showing is that more people who would vote SNP are signing up as members – it doesn’t actually signal a ground swell of new support, just an affirmation of support by a small percentage of people who voted SNP anyway.
- Bitter alone, Salmond now a declared guerrilla leader in charge of government
Richard, Tim is correct regarding the timetable for the Scotland Act coming into affect. You might be confusing those powers with the fact the SG can already flex income tax by 3p but have never done so. The Scotland Act extends it to 10.
The SNP, and more specifically Alex Salmond, is right to keep the pressure on the main UK parties to deliver on their promises of additional powers. However I think some of his approach is damaging to efforts to heal a rift between yes and no campaigners. Making claims about the parties already going back on the deal after 24 hours is ridiculous as is the talk of independence without referendum both by him and a now utterly irrelevant Sillars.
The SG represents all the people of Scotland, not just the 45%. Time for them to return to that job
- Salmond departure only hope for healing in Scotland – successor cannot be Sturgeon
The scenes in Glasgow last night are shameful, hugely regrettable, and a reminder that there is an ugly vein of bigotry amongst a relatively small number of people predominantly in Glasgow.
However it is not the face of the No vote as has been said on many Facebook posts (or words to that effect). Over two million people voted no, a few hundred have behaved like idiotic morons. Christ more people in my small village voted No (and Yes) than that.
Painting it as the face of the no vote is an insult to half the population of the country and can only inflame resentment amongst people who simply exercised their democratic right.
As for Graham’s remark that all no voters are selfish and don’t care about the poor. Well all that does is highlight what a petty person you are Graham. What a relief that Jackie Baillie beat you back in 2007. She isn’t perfect but she is head and zhoulders above you in terms of trying to represent people equally.
Hopefully last night was an isolated incident with those responsible properly dealt with by the authorities. Hopefully we see a rapid decrease in crowing over the result by the no voters and hopefully we see an equally rapid decrease in divisive sweeping insults by Yes voters. Time to grow up and move on.
- The Union, the young, reform and the pound are the gold in the embers of indy
Didn’t expect that I must admit. Bad news for the SNP.
powered by SEO Super Comments