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Kintyre Too, you persistently misunderstand Argyll First. …

Comment posted Council candidates, election battlegrounds and serious choices to be made by Anne Baird.

Kintyre Too, you persistently misunderstand Argyll First. I have no doubt that the Electoral Commission and the Conservative Party would have no such difficulty.

I’m no Conservative, but I appreciate any honest politician and Donald Kelly is such. How about the guys who told their communities they’d back rural schools then took the money and voted for closures?

Anne Baird also commented

  • I’ve seen more than a few ridiculous or dishonest claims on leaflets. It’s testament to an attitude that presumes the public is uninformed. That may be true of some but modern communications mean that many more people do know what’s going on. I expect the day of the liar will pass as communications improve. God speed that day.
  • LOL! You’re wandering into the realms of complete fiction now Simon. I answered you copiously and, since there’s little hope that you’ll vote for me, I’m busy talking to the people who will. Lovely day for it too!
  • Not wasting any more time on this one Simon. You clearly didn’t bother to read the wikipedia article or you’d know exactly what I’m saying. Consensus decision making should apply to all and if whole, prosperous nations can use it I think it will do fine for Argyll & Bute.
  • Simon, by bringing it to a straight yes or no scenario you hope to circumvent the crux of what I’m actually saying. That may be entertaining but it doesn’t achieve anything except a win or lose for one of us. You don’t want to negotiate, comprehend, contribute. You just want to score a point and wave an anti-Anne, anti-SNP flag. I don’t see how that’s going to improve anyone’s life but yours (and I’m not even sure it would be good for you).
    You of course understand what I’m saying and I’m happy to say it till the cows come home. All change should be achieved by consensus and it should be the aim of the council to present accurate information that allows service users to join in the decision making process as partners. Where that has happened, the evidence is that either the council’s view is upheld and everyone is happy with that, or some alternative is proposed and everyone is happy with that.
    What happens in Argyll & Bute currently is what’s happening in this debate between you and I. It’s contentious, you’re not listening or engaging with what I’m actually saying and it’s clear you’ve made your mind up before we even started. That’s why people assume you’re either an administration councillor or work for the council.

    In the interests of achieving some better understanding perhaps you could have a look at this fairly simple explanation of consensus decision making.

  • Thanks Dr D. I offer you Proverbs 14:6 and have spent the evening doing better things with my time.

Recent comments by Anne Baird

  • Thuggish Yes campaign benefits from media’s artificial ‘balance’ as Murphy forced to suspend campaign tour
    The assassination threats were made via the police and gave detail of locations of explosives. The police were never going to dismiss that. The culprit was given a year in jail and Alex Salmond continued to campaign.

    Jim Sillars received messages indicating some glee on the death of his wife and saying that arrangements were being made for him to join her. Pretty sickening, but Jim continued to campaign.

    Jim Murphy had an egg thrown at him and quit. Efforts are being made within the YES camp to ensure that all pictures and video footage are passed on to police and a concerted effort is being made to identify the man whose face emerges in those.

  • Sir Ian Wood: Young voters must know Scotland will have little oil and gas output when they are middle aged
    You are right Richard. I meant new as in hitherto untapped but it was not clear. It’s nonetheless massive and it’s just one of several being explored. We could build a lot of infrastructure and savings with that before it runs out. Here’s the BBC take.

  • Sir Ian Wood: Young voters must know Scotland will have little oil and gas output when they are middle aged
    Even the BBC got hold of the new, and quite massive, finds in the Clair field. Or do you really believe David Cameron took time out from his Ww3 crisis to fly out to Shetland to visit a handful of No voters and have a wee peek at some puffins? Plenty of evidence for this if you bother to look.
  • Managed protest at Pacific Quay shames pro-indy campaign
    Please don’t define a whole party on the basis of one person who may or may not be a member. There are many of us with positive things to say who aspire to a better future for all Scots. We may disagree how that might be achieved, but most of us are acting in good faith.
  • No nationalist politicisation of the Games?
    Richard, I totally take on board that there are two sides to that story and am no great fan of Hamas either, but you only have to look at the difference in the map between 1949 and now to see who’s under threat in Israel/Palestine. The horrible reality is that there are 250,000 kids in an area not quite the size of the Uists and they’re all under fire with nowhere to run. Many aren’t old enough even to know they’re Palestinian and they deserve protection regardless of what the adults around them are up to. I don’t see that as bias and, if it is, I share it with Amnesty International and have done for most of the thirty years I’ve been a member.

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