Comment posted School Meals saga: Council distorts facts and blocks Martha’s blog by IslandDweller.
Hopefully the BBC team will follow up – I have sent the “you and yours” team a link to this article
@ L Patrick – I’m sure we would love to support the council – if only they would behave properly and not like a body controlled by the Ceaușescus
Recent comments by IslandDweller
- A83 closed both ways at Rest and Be Thankful
My perception is that the landslips are getting ever more frequent. However – I’m aware that perception can sometimes be at odd with the data – and we should rely on data. Does anyone know if there are is a publicly available database of A83 landslip/closure events?
- Swinney rules out joining euro
Re BITUK comment at February 17 2014 10:05 am
“A vote for independence is not just a vote for an independent Scotland, it is also a vote to break up the UK”
No – it isn’t. There is no democratic mandate for that. A break up of the UK would require a referndum of all UK. Only Scotland gets a vote and all that covers is whether Scotland will choose to become independent. If Scotland were to leave the UK, the UK (in international law) will continue, albeit with less land area, less people, and possibly a slightly higher debt burden (if Scotland really does refuse to carry their share of the debt). All the international agreements (permanent seat on UN Security Council, membership of EU) that the held by the UK will continue.
There is a case to be made for independence, but pretending that the path to achieve that would be easy and pain free is terribly disingenuous.
The SNP should reflect that Osbourne and Balls loath each other with visceral passion – it takes something really important to make them share a public position on anything. Do they really think that the “no currency union” is a bluff….? Really?
- Carney analysis of sterling zone leaves the Cuthberts’ proposal looking good
The issue isn’t use of the pound, it is whether an independent Scotland would be under a Bank of England guarantee. If the voters in Scotland choose to leave the UK, the democratic equivalent thing to do would be to ask the voters of the remainder of the UK if they want to enter a currency union with an independent Scotland. My hunch (other opinions are available) is that the voters of the remainder of the UK will say ‘no thanks’.
- Will Lib Dem peers in the House of Lords endorse the groping of women?
Inappropriate sexual advances should not be tolerated in any organisation. But equally, news articles should not include gratuitous insults. Your “fat” remarks are wholly inappropriate.
- New cycle path for the Trossachs
@CSB. It would require a traffic order to prohibit cyclists, they are used occasionally (eg in certain tunnels). I think there would be objections on the A82 because (1) doing what you suggest assumes that cyclists are somehow second class road users rather than road users with equal right to share the road space with any other user and (2) the Lomond cycle path (welcome as it is) is narrow in places and shared with pedestrians. It is only suited for slow leisure cyclists. If you’re a fast purposeful cyclist (not me!) you need to use the main road to make reasonable progress. Meanwhile, those in vehicles need to remember the law requires them to share road space with all users, including those who pedal, and adjust their driving accordingly.
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