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

  • Murphy declares for Scottish Labour Leadership today
    Oh dear seems to be the end of Labour in Scotland then? Maybe more Pandas now ?
    Sorry I actually think it has already ended now in Scotland.
    Is he really truly hated in Scotland now?
  • Lamont standing down immediately as Scottish Labour Leader
    @jamie Black, surely you don’t think that they are going to get another chance to to arse it up? Even the party know it’s over for them in Scotland? Gordon Brown, Jim Murphy, all great candidates to completely wipe Labour off the political map for ever.
  • For Argyll challenge to candidates for Thursday’s Oban North & Lorn by-election
    Well I would like to just say that regardless of who gets in I don’t thing we’ll hear about them again once they sign the obligatory gagging order within the walls of Kilmory.

    How ever if I have follow or look at pictures of our councillors i think I’d like them to be women. So regardless to what they think or say I’ll be voting on gender this time only, see if that makes any difference as I’ve tried to pick a winner based on what they said pre victory vote.
    Welcome ladies to the chamber.

  • New figures out on life expectancy in Scotland
    What drivel, I voted NO and now like a lot of my friends wished we had voted YES

    Can you not see the almighty bubble that’s been inflated by government borrowing? Don’t you understand that it is now impossible to pay down? I’ve sold off everything I can and transferred everything I can to safety in readiness for a Massive fall in everything. The market has dropped by around 9% to 11% in the last two weeks, you don’t get that either on the BBC do you?

    NO voters are also treated like nothing no the deal sorry lie is completed. But the wealthy already are safe. They will not look after you only themselfs.

  • Argyll and Bute Council administration’s gagging clause
    Simon, I would think that a huge majority of voters do not understand how council operates when they vote for individuals. Each individual tells us how much they are going to work for us. But it clear now that this cannot be the reality if it.

    It going a long way in explaining why the town is heading the way it is with empty shops and dirty streets and action on projects being taken forward. I can now see what hopeless situation the town is in and why. We vote councillors in for change and if they put their heads above the parapet they are set on and put outside.

    You talk simon and indeed jamie black as this is a good thing? It is a good thing if you don’t want a future. I’m a bit old for all this really, it was better in the old days, you knew were you were with people and councils, not as it is today.

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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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