Comment posted New local leader, Roddy McCuish, says SNP has moved from protest to progress by Robert Wakeham.
Gus – that’s nonsense – and I was born in England; just because someone is an SNP supporter doesn’t mean to say they’re ‘vile anti English’. You seem to suffer from the party political polarisation that influences some of the comment on this website, to everyone’s disadvantage.
Robert Wakeham also commented
- If everyone ignored them they might just evaporate.
- Good points, Ken, but I have to admit to a certain nostalgia for the old days of Argyll County council when everyone appeared to stand solely on their own merits and for their personal beliefs, rather than attaching themselves to a political party (or even, these days, occasionally serially re-attaching themselves to more than one party) I’m sure some of them were true-blue Conservative, but they didn’t trade on it and I can remember the surprise when a Kintyre councillor announced publicly that he was a Labour man, and I think this was the first time party politics got much attention.
I always thought – however naively – that local government was all the better for not having the party poltical baggage of central government. There was less temptation to spend time on national issues rather than concentrating on matters of real local concern.
- Ah – party politics – white as the driven snow!
- Is that Paddy Power, Neil?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Council cuts teacher numbers – without consultation – at Sandbank Gaelic Medium Unit
At least there’s good news from outwith Argyll today, with the new School Closure Review Panel putting a stop to Highland Council’s plans to close four primaries and consolidate the kids in one new school.
But maybe – in the not too distant future – Scottish schoolkids will be sitting at desks more like those horrible computerised supermarket checkouts, with nary a teacher in sight and ‘electronic countermeasures’ to discipline any misbehaviour. Roll over, George Orwell.
- Scottish Water report for 2014-15
I wonder whether they have a relentless focus on building better designed sewage treatment plants – given their various debacles in Argyll not so long ago – and I also wonder what impact the cost of fixing these had on our water bills?
- It’s ‘No’ to fracking from Lancashire
I suspect that – given the enormous publicity around the apparently Cuadrilla-created earth tremor – the councillors considered that it was more than their political lives were worth to approve this, regardless of the procedural and technical niceties of the planning system.
- A814 community not informed on road-resurfacing
I thought that surface dressing of roads was always accompanied – after an interval – by a sweeper truck removing the residual loose chips.
- Greece crisis: the timetable and the moves
They’re Euro currency whatever country issued them, and – ironically – more universally acceptable within the Euro area than Scottish bank notes are within Britain.
I can remember thinking what supreme arrogance the EU authorities had at the time the common currency was launched, when the design of bank notes came up for debate and the bureaucrats and politicians ensured that – while coins could have different designs for the different constituent nations – notes had to have a common design.
Living in Scotland I like the fact that issuing banks have different designs of notes, and I greatly resent the way that – in a very British unresolved hashup – they’re apparently not really legal currency outside Scotland (although refusal to accept them in England usually indicates that you’re dealing with a jobsworth / numpty / moron). We’ve also got the gross calumny of the UK national clearing bank being called the Bank of England, rather than the Bank of Britain
Sorry, I’m unusually grumpy this morning.
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