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
- John MacGregor: A lost and powerful voice nails the blocking of the Oban Bay transit marina
Harbinger, that is almost the most sense I’ve heard anyone saying on here for a while, I think that the public sector are put off investing in Argyll due the scull duggary show by A+B Council. It’s easier doing business else where with better returns. This project with the Marina good or bad is a classic red flag to investment from a private investor. Well said Harbinger
- Heavy sea fog affecting early inshore Hebridean ferries
Yes good point Dunoon Lad, what is the difference between thick fog and darkness, I would have thought that modern ships can do Fog? What happens if the fog comes down, do they just stop and bob about till it lifts ?
- Deadline extended for response to council survey on outward migration from Argyll of young and working age population
Can someone with lots of time maybe list all the talking shops that have been set up to cover this subject, are we just getting round to saving Argyll now? Is this going to make any difference to what the council do? They have listened to nothing from the Oban Bay Marine group, Rock field, Toward Castle and prob lots of other things.
Has it been extended because of the lack of interest within the business communities and the general public.
- Dead in the water: Oban transit marina
As I’ve always said McCush is useless, just in it for the money and will anything he is told to hold his extra payment money. Unemployable in the real world, if fact really unemployable within the council.
Another sad day for Argyll and Oban
- Oban’s economic future now in Oban’s hands: deadline Wednesday 15th April
Look at all the councillors giving it thumbs down
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