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Comment posted Council now deploys online ‘Spy Accounts’ in covert surveillance of local critics by neil macintyre.

for the obanite.
Drumming along nicely sir.
Nice wee bit in the Herald today from Moira Kerr.All our correspondence will be going to the inquiry when the paper gets the word also the way the parking permit complaint was handled in connection with this matter.Sadly the councillors silence when they knew the story and left George to fend for himself will be one of our main focal points in the run up to the elections. They had the chance to do the right thing but self preservation was more important.As for the court thing, been there before so this would be well worth another visit.
Power to the People.

neil macintyre also commented

  • For obanite.
    Bang on the money.George is not important to them, as for the court nonsense what is the good old councillor going to charge anybody with?defamation of character or maybe revealing personal details of a sensitive nature that makes the council look bad.Main witness for the prosecution will be Jo Smith a beacon of honesty and high standards.
    The present administration are rotten to the core if people are to believe our councillors want things to change step up and do the decent thing.
    The council have had there wee investigation on parking permits but the girls could not come forward which is understandable but that can change if the first move is made.
    We need things to change but that includes everyone doing there bit.
    Power to the People.
  • Rest assured folks this lady will not of been doing this of her own back.If she wanted a bit of the banter or to take part in the debates why not under her own name just like the councillors.
    She is just a patsy so the best she can do is come clean and save a bit of her reputation.Why carry the can for this useless mob.
    As for the glowing reputations of the councillors well they obviously think more of there colleague in Kilmory than they do of George Berry,the silence is deafening from Oban.
  • Great points folks, may the battle begin.
    Sad that we have to go down this path but hell mend them.
    Brillant on the computers, just in case of another fire.
  • Sorry about being late replying newsroom just finished work.
    Had a blether with George and will be contacting the Herald in the morning to give them our side of the story.Do you think the good old Oban Times will actually get its act in gear and follow this up. They have the councillor who was involved right on there doorstep well to be truthful he is beside the sea but with no sand to play with.
  • Well what a lovely development, this is the same lady that did all the dirty work for the Oban administration councillor to get George Berry sacked from his radio programme for telling the truth.Surely now the councillors will confirm his name or is it okay for decent people to be treated like garbage as long as we cover that rats back.
    Great ammunition folks lets go for the jugular.
    Power to the People.

Recent comments by neil macintyre

  • Kieron Green wins Oban North and Lorn by-election to Argyll and Bute Council
    Brilliant news Kieron.
    As the leader of the Labour group in the council I look forward to working with you and I hope it will encourage more young people to come forward to help change the council.
    To have to give up your job for this shows how committed you are.
    Our early morning leaflet delivery must have helped.

    Cheers Neil.

  • The Argyll budget crisis and the failure to abandon game playing
    Right on the money Linda.
    I certainly felt sorry for the parents watching what was just a pantomime last Thursday.
    The cuts to special needs support and classroom assistants will never go ahead and should never have been put in the consultation in the first place.As you rightly say when the hard decisions have to be made we have everyone jumping ship but no surprise there.
    As for councillors expenses which Michael Russell is keen to cut he needs to get his SNP colleagues on the council to agree.
    When Councillor Freeman asked for support to stop increases to responsibility payments only 5 councillors supported him which I was one.
    The SNP councillors sat on there hands and did not vote apart from one who registered a NO vote.
    Councils across Scotland are having to make very hard decisions due to lack of cash and in Argyll we have to concentrate all our efforts to save as many jobs and services that we can and that should be the priority not the sad political games being played by the three tenors.

    Cheers Councillor Neil MacIntyre.

  • How to kill one of the most important businesses for Oban: Arygll and Bute Council strikes again
    Interesting article newsie and its great that it has generated so much interest.
    Mr MacLeod will be coming along to the business day next week to discuss his access, not the new building, which he is not against.
    His problem is with the open space which he thinks Will affect his business.
    Mr MacLeod on the 17th of December in a very friendly correspondence with Roddy on a different matter asked if the council could be persuaded to buy him out, as it would save on car parking and hassle.
    Signing off with “Awra best Alan”.
    Taking a slagging on different issues is part of the job so I am fine with that but I think on this one it would have been nice to be asked for our side of the story, to give it a bit of balance.
    It might not be everyone,s cup of tea but badly needed toilets and showers incorporated in the building will help visitors and locals alike. I like the idea of just pedestrians along the pier side as there is very little room on that side and I am sure it will help the tourist office at the Columba corner.
    I certainly can,t see how this development will stop people from finding and enjoying these fine restaurants and now that we have the Transit Marina plans taking shape and the work on Stafford Street ready to go I hope people will enjoy the changes.

    Cheers Neil.

  • Breslin sticks to the trail on Castle Toward and exposes more council manoeuvres
    Obviously I will be supporting Mary in her campaign for election next year but with Roddy being approached to stand and the financial backing in place if he takes up the offer it would certainly make the election debates a minefield of information.
    I hope he gives it a go he will not win but just imagine the crack.
    Well all the best for the New Year folks it has been an enjoyable few months since I was elected I have certainly found working with everybody has been pretty straightforward on the committee’s I am involved with which is great and the way it should be.
    Linda I promised you an interview to go over my first few months
    in the council and see how things have gone.
    If it’s okay with you it would be better to wait till Castle Toward, Rockfield and Kilbowie are concluded then I can talk openly on them along with the Chord and TIF projects.
    Hope it stays dry for the street party in Oban and again Happy New Year to everyone.

    Cheers Neil.

  • Game changing intervention as Labour candidate resolves Argyll black hole for mobile phone signal
    Brilliant Mary it is great news for Argyll.

    Cheers Neil.

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