Comment posted Spygate: group leaders to be briefed tomorrow morning by Neil MacIntyre.
The council leader knows all about Jo Smith,s involment with the George Berry Show and Oban,s ex councillor so it is time to come clean.As for the rest of the story I,ll leave that to others.If the OT.wants to go with any part of the local Oban story all they need to do is ask.They didn,t want to know before so lets see what happens.
So much for the promises about being open and honest this investigation was finished in May,why were we not told the outcome then?
Neil MacIntyre also commented
- Excellent post Michael,the whole very sad saga could have been sorted out very quickly and it would have saved the Argyll taxpayer a lot of money.What they payed for the investigation could of gone on a couple of jobs which are badly needed.
This Lady was used by ex councillor MacKay and Roddy knows all about, it was tied into allegations of misuse of parking permits.It was all being left to fade away till the Herald broke the story about Jo Smith at the conference which brought it back into the spotlight.
Jo Smith had a boss above her so surely any council business would have to be sanctioned by her before any action to follow people,s on line accounts could go ahead.
The councillors in this new administration especially Roddy should have the decency to stop this farce right now and come clean.Council employees were frightened to come forward before but we are supposed to have a so called new era of open goverment so let them speak now without any threat to their jobs.
They have wasted a lot of our money when they already knew the answers.
- I for one certainly don,t think the Berry incident as the lady calls it is old news.Our new council leader will be enlghtening us all with the true story very shortly and then we will get some tremendous crack.As for Oban Fm.well I am sure Phil will be extremely delighted about what will be put in the public domain.
- For Simon.
As long as even one person cares its worth the crack and I will be asking the council leader to give us all the story of the events concerning Jo Smith and ex councillor MacKay that he told to me.That way the lady can stand her corner and we can put this particular little story to bed.If we are wrong about anything she will certainly get an apology from me.If there is nothing to the story as I have said before why all the silence.Let Jo Smith have her say she has nothing to be afraid of if she was just doing her job for the councillor.The saddest part of this is obviously her being victimised for just doing her job but we have asked all our local councillors to come clean and give us some answers but they just do not have the decency to come forward.If this administration are willing to let one of their own staff take all the crap then Simon we battle on my son.
- Senior council officials were given some sort of amnesty for what?
If FA.have that information please print the names of the officials and the reasons behind it.We have all been critical of the last Administration and the way things were run so surely we are all entitled to know what was going on.
If they were forced to go along under duress or fear of losing their position we need to get rid of the garbage that were giving the orders.What actually are people who were incompedent still being employed for.Still waiting for a reply to my FOI concerning the 8 employees who the council can not live without and their “new jobs”.
You do not need time to tell the truth, Roddy will need to get his act together and decide not play us for mugs or he will be in trouble.
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- James Robb, as the cordite clears
Come on folks lets rejoice if indeed Fletcher is Mike MacKenzie surely we all should be happy the SNP have found something for him to do and his close relationship with Dick Walsh will be of great benefit to the SNP councillors when they line up behind him in the new Administration.
You never know Dick might be a closet nationalist now that would need a fair bit of spin to keep the ground troops happy but I am sure the SNP will help him see the light. I think big Sally has plenty in her executive suite in Kilmory.
When will anything start to happen in Argyll apart from this farce.
- Walsh to lead all but Lib Dems, Conservatives and George Freeman
Very interesting newsroom so the SNP are now big buddies with Dick Walsh. What will poor Fletcher make of it?
Surely there will be another revolt within the party ranks at this alliance with the enemy or was it all the fault of the Tories and Liberals the last time.
The Schools debate when it raises its ugly head again will bring us back to square one so where does that leave the SNP.
If the numbers stack up like you say what,s the point of the opposition why not just pitch in together and use the experience of councillor Freeman and the rest without them having to join a certain group which seems to be a stumbling block. After the shambles of the last few months we can ill afford to sideline the input of experienced councillors who are not just there for the money.
The Argyll people who voted these councillors into office deserve to have them representing them properly especially after what we got from the SNP.
- Council latest: meaning well is not enough
I take it Ian by modernisers you mean Breslin and Hall as the other councillors have been around for a while.
So what will they bring to the table that we can look forward to.
- SNP departures from administration – was money a factor?
He is quoted in the paper as saying,
“people who I thought were pretty solid said to me if they didn,t get that extra money they,d be getting divorced”.
He qualified that with his own thoughts that if that’s what drives them to be involved with the council its the wrong driver.
You certainly don,t need to be a genius to work out who they were so let the battle commence.
- SNP departures from administration – was money a factor?
As councillor Ian MacDonald has now confirmed that money was the main motive for other councillors in this weeks Oban Times will he name and shame them.
If this New Way group are to succeed surely this would be a great way to start.
The front page shows what decent people do compared to some of the councillors we have representing us .
Brilliant effort from Roddy,Archie and John and congratulations to young Robert MacIntyre
Argyll is full of great people’ from the very young to our elderly they all deserve better so the best of luck to Ian.
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