Comment posted 11th April: George Berry chairing hustings for Oban Wards 4 and 5 by Spock.
As a member of the audience at the so-called “hustings” last night, I was disappointed to find that the whole event became a SNP rant on the performance of the Council over the last few years. Very little in the way of candidate policies emerged. Much more in the way of attrition and stage managed attacks on individuals within the Council were displayed. I am not surprised that some candidates declined to attend.
If the SNP gain control of the Council I can only fear for the future, based on what I heard and saw last night. For example, Oban has tremendous potential as a transport hub for the highlands and islands. However, the SNP seem hell bent on withdrawing funding which would result in closing down the airport at Connel. Whilst they may have concerns over the Oban pontoon proposals, they seem to lack understanding of how this could help increase tourism and local businesses. Where is the vision and what is the sense in doing this? There was plenty of negativity and criticism but very little in the way of suggestions of what could be achieved.
Recent comments by Spock
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Surely the NO voters were very concerned about the prospect of a separate and sovereign Scotland. That’s why they voted NO. Similarly the YES voters who wanted a separate sovereign nation.
So who in Scotland is NS referring to?
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Or does it mean he will have more time for his constituents?
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The Report is dated 20/10/14, so one hopes that it was circulated to the members of the PPSLC before the actual meeting. This is what I meant by a fairly short time period, not the spur of the moment.
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