Comment posted Argyll and Bute Council: the empire strikes back with Argyll facing worst of all options by Robert Wakeham.
‘..someone in the Alliance was counting up on their fingers…’ – one of the more intellectual ones, Tim?
Robert Wakeham also commented
- Ife – you remind me of that old analogy, from a previous age, of the needle on a gramophone getting stuck in the groove of the record and repeating the same bit over and over again ad infinitum….
- There’s really no alternative to pulling his arms & legs off – slowly – or burning him in oil, is there, Ife?
- I was thinking of at least two councillors who are very familiar figures in their community, great hand-shakers, have the apparent earnestness of Jack Straw, and have probably concluded that their repeat re-election in the face of serial and blatant infidelity to that community means that their electorate are a bunch of blindly loyal numbskulls.
- ‘discipline based on the manifesto of the local party’ – and what if there’s direct conflict between this manifesto and what’s clearly in the best interests of your local constituency – you tell them that’s their problem, they voted for a political party first and foremost?
- Ife – do you really vote just for a party? if so, I know a parrot that could probably be persuaded to say the right thing next time around. Not a human one, mind.
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- A83 9th March: slope stabilisation work underway at Rest and Be Thankful
Why much to your surprise? – it’s a mile or so longer via Inveraray, but avoids the slow, tedious stretch of the A82 at the top end of Loch Lomond, where large vehicles struggle to pass each other or might even have to back up.
I presume that’s why the Citylink bus route is via Inveraray, and I’m told that many hgv drivers prefer to go via Inveraray.
- Scottish Islands Federation starts signing up MEPs to election pledge – and Mull gets in first
‘People choose to live on islands for many reasons’ – choose? – for a lot of people it’s not a choice, it’s their ancestral home – and don’t forget that we’re all islanders of one sort or another.
- Oban Councillor raises issue of closure of town’s only play park
So how much money is closure of the play park saving? And what do the council propose to do with the equipment that John Sinclair thinks was partly funded by others? Let it decay? Flog it to a scrap merchant?
- UK response to the Russia-Crimea situation: selfies, posturing and dangerous old hat
And an hour earlier on R4 there was 15 minutes of Mary Ann Sieghart exploring Vladimir Putin’s view of the world, and this too was also very illuminating.
- A83 closed both ways at Rest and Be Thankful
I should add that any new bridge worth the name, be it low level gulley crossing or high level viaduct, would need a parapet design to combat the sort of crosswinds that are violent enough to knock hgvs off the road, especially at Butterbridge and the north end of Loch Restil.
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