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Comment posted Council statement on press staff suspensions and more leaked information by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll.

I agree with that. Not just due to the possibility of compromising or prejudicing the case but also because of the right and proper concept of ‘innocent till proven guilty.’ The release of any details prior to a full review being completed can only lead to speculation and mud possibly sticking where none is due.

The more important question just now is why the investigation into the original Spygate issue seems to be dragging its feet for so long. The external ‘examiner’ was appointed a long time ago now and I would be willing to wager that the total time he charges to the Council for his review will be less than two FTE working weeks.

I wonder if the elections might be considered as a ‘good time to bury bad news’

Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll also commented

  • As we don’t know the exact details of the alleged joke we can’t comment on the specifics of this case, or speculate on whether it is an excessive reaction or not.

    However what I would say is that two A&B employees use e-mail to make a joke about a high ranking officer and they get suspended. An Executive Director uses e-mail to lie to a Councillor and he gets to meet the Princess Royal.

    As is sang in ‘Get a Blooming’ Move On’ ‘This is the self-preservation society’

Recent comments by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll

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    Who is stating that it won’t go ahead, all be it in a revised form?
  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    And they would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those pesky kids…

    (I’ll get my coat)

    The extent to which it is defective must be marginal if it got as far as appeals to the Supreme Court.

    Be interesting to see how much any revisions are actually material in terms of what is rolled out but my gut feeling is that they will be marginal and a lot of people happy at today’s ruling are going to be spitting blood.

  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    My personal view on this is that we are better without the thumbs up and down. They don’t mean anything and they just clutter the page. I think they are more of a trivial facebook/twitter thing than something for a forum.

    You also get people who simply use them just because they don’t like the poster regardless of what they say. I am pretty sure if Malcolm or NCH posted a story about a lovely old lady being recognised for her lifetime commitment to helping retired guide dogs there would be someone petty enough to give it a thumbs down!

    However I appreciate people might like them.

  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    It is probably worth being clear that this will not stop it being implemented – it just means there will be some amendments to it. Amendments which could have been got to without a stack of cash wasted on legal battles if politicians could be a little more grown up and a little less obsessed with never admitting they don’t know everything.
  • What now for Scotland?

    Like indy1 it was a campaign packed with untruths from both sides and it further demonstrated that our politicians will say anything to hoodwink the public to voting their way. We are already seeing the Remain camp back pedalling on two of the claims they pedalled relentlessly in order to get votes.

    I think you’re pessimistic in terms of the number of previous NO voters that this will swing. Hardly scientific I know but I have been very surprised at the number of friends of mine who have already said they will now vote yes, some of them who were staunch No voters before. However I’m not basing this view on what a few of my mates say! There is just an inherent logic that such an issue is bound to cause a degree of swing toward Yes and we know that swing doesn’t need to be substantial.

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