Important subject spoiled by aggressive undertones of point …

Comment posted License charges for performances in Argyll and Bute: Russell warns of cultural threat by Iain Hurrel.

Important subject spoiled by aggressive undertones of point scoring against previous administration. Im very sure you would not have writen that, knowing that you have not already sorted it out.

Maybe you could now move on to the ferries and sort that out. However always good to know the out come before it happens.

Iain Hurrel also commented

  • Yes Simon I’m sure that’s going to be the way, it does seem to be a sort of retirement plan or re shuffle thing for votes, but I think this time it will be diff, as most said or made out its not about the money anymore its about the area and I’m sure you will start to see Cllrs now forgoing these benefits / payments as a point of principle.

    I don’t really have any political stand as it all seems to just get worse and the promises bigger and more out outlandish by the week, with as much back stabbing as poss.

    What I find really annoying is newly elected Cllr’s with no track record to speak of slagging off Guy’s like Dick Walsh who most in Scottish politics could not hold a light to and only dream of a career / record like his. I remember only 30 yrs ago seeing Mr Walsh fill his car locally at the petrol station most mornings at around 7 in the morning and not always the same one (spread the love around)in a type of way? 30 yrs on its still the same, week in week out. I’ve never met another Cllr in all that time or seen one work so hard for the people of Dunoon, although it started before that i’m sure?

    It makes me smile when you hear the trumpets of what we are going to do and how we are going to do it when we get in. Just that the trumpets stop not long after that and voices are not heard until the next election. there are Hard working Cllrs and that’s why they get back in, in most cases.

    Personally I think Mr Walsh has done a truly incredible job of running the area in his time in office. Im glad that’s he’s not back in as Head of the Council as I think he may enjoy it very much more where he is now and has completed a very long shift for his area and ward. he;s better placed to actually make sure the administration get it right and stand by the election promises and not let them away with madness and really messing it all up.
    The ferries thing will go away, but prob altogether now.
    Anyway well done everyone that want to be a Cllr

    Mr Walsh enjoy your new role of watch dog. Back to the pumps no doubt?

Recent comments by Iain Hurrel

  • Council considers outsourcing economic development
    @john Sinclair all the investment for Scotland went to Edinburgh and Glasgow as it’s done for many years, what we get is the crumbs from that table. As for SNP having any power after any vote either yes or no that is never going to happen. SNP have shown Argyll and Scotland that power is wasted on them, they have one Agenda and that’s independence.

    They only got in because Labour made it so easy with losing power due to many scandals of expenses and non regulation only leaving the Conservitives or SNP to vote for, it was perhaps the biggest shock for them to find them self in power at all.

    Argyll wasted two years watching them destroy themselfs and what was left of Argyll as a economy with no investment in business for the youth or no reason to come and set up a business in Argyll. Time was wasted as other areas around us put solid plans in place to recover and attract inward investment. We’re just having a meeting about it sometime in May.

    Time for change

  • Council considers outsourcing economic development
    @zak by the time the depopulation conference is set up there may only be about 8 people left to attend
  • Council considers outsourcing economic development
    Oban is only a ferry port, it’s a place to get on a ferry and go to a island. It’s a place to take a bus tour to let them buy a T and a scone. Lots of shops closed because internet shopping has killed them the same as everywhere in Argyll.

    Go and look in the back of the next post office parcel van and see all the things that are now bought online, this will give you a good idea of the next shops that will close, add all the parcel vans that deliver straight to the door.

    Oban has nothing more than any of tbe other towns you mention. It’s reality check time, think what it might be like in 5 years time ?

    You don’t move air ports, why would you? It’s only 15 mins from the town

    Just saying

  • First Minister makes deal for Isle of Man flights to Glasgow – not to state owned Prestwick
    @h2o plenty of people all over the world have been very confused for many years when they have booked flights that have been sold as destination being Glasgow to find out on arrivial that it’s actually Prestwick, this has been widely reported in the trade and press.

    So maybe not a silly comment by Richard after all? Re my post, it will make perfect sense to you when get your humour transplant.

  • First Minister makes deal for Isle of Man flights to Glasgow – not to state owned Prestwick
    Met A guy with a guitar at Prestwick airport once who went on to great things, however the lack of fast food outlets in the building really disappointed him and his friends and they left in Disgust blaming the SNP and coining the phrase Elvis has now left the building.

    He later found many fast food outlets, and that didn’t workout either.

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9 Responses to Important subject spoiled by aggressive undertones of point …

  1. Why bothering writing to the CE, just nip into her office as “we understand” or should I say “it is rumoured” that Mike is the unofficial real leader of the “New Dawn” administration. Would it not have been better to have a wee word in Roddy’s ear and let the administration get the credit for the idea? Or is this an indication of the way its going to work? Mike says….

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    • It’s interesting that you think such a cast of well-educated, self-motivated councillors is under the thumb of someone else. Of course the SNP is a team, but it’s a very democratic one and doesn’t support the scenario you’ve imagined here.

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  2. Important subject spoiled by aggressive undertones of point scoring against previous administration. Im very sure you would not have writen that, knowing that you have not already sorted it out.

    Maybe you could now move on to the ferries and sort that out. However always good to know the out come before it happens.

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  3. Until the new council meet and the administration is ratified Roddy Mccuish and his associates have no control over the council or the employees so they will be unable to start to change anything until then

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  4. “Maybe you could now move on to the ferries and sort that out” – fair point Iain.

    But I must confess I’m hoping for the usual outraged article going on and on and on and on about all the Cllrs who have sold their principles just to join this rag-bag coalition to get the responsibility payments.’Bought for 30 pieces of silver’ and ‘noses in the trough’ are both sure to feature.

    Unless of course the SNP led coalition decide that they don’t want these responsibility payments….. :) :)

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    • Yes Simon I’m sure that’s going to be the way, it does seem to be a sort of retirement plan or re shuffle thing for votes, but I think this time it will be diff, as most said or made out its not about the money anymore its about the area and I’m sure you will start to see Cllrs now forgoing these benefits / payments as a point of principle.

      I don’t really have any political stand as it all seems to just get worse and the promises bigger and more out outlandish by the week, with as much back stabbing as poss.

      What I find really annoying is newly elected Cllr’s with no track record to speak of slagging off Guy’s like Dick Walsh who most in Scottish politics could not hold a light to and only dream of a career / record like his. I remember only 30 yrs ago seeing Mr Walsh fill his car locally at the petrol station most mornings at around 7 in the morning and not always the same one (spread the love around)in a type of way? 30 yrs on its still the same, week in week out. I’ve never met another Cllr in all that time or seen one work so hard for the people of Dunoon, although it started before that i’m sure?

      It makes me smile when you hear the trumpets of what we are going to do and how we are going to do it when we get in. Just that the trumpets stop not long after that and voices are not heard until the next election. there are Hard working Cllrs and that’s why they get back in, in most cases.

      Personally I think Mr Walsh has done a truly incredible job of running the area in his time in office. Im glad that’s he’s not back in as Head of the Council as I think he may enjoy it very much more where he is now and has completed a very long shift for his area and ward. he;s better placed to actually make sure the administration get it right and stand by the election promises and not let them away with madness and really messing it all up.
      The ferries thing will go away, but prob altogether now.
      Anyway well done everyone that want to be a Cllr

      Mr Walsh enjoy your new role of watch dog. Back to the pumps no doubt?

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      • I very much hope that the more cynical of Iain Hurrel’s remarks prove, in time, to be unfounded – and perhaps early review of the council’s new events licensing policy would be a good start.

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  5. Just a quick thread change although the communication post is her brief.Has Louise Glen-lee been removed from her spokesperson,s role.The story or rumour is doing the rounds in Oban, any crack on this from anyone.
    Cheers Neil.

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