Comment posted Argyll First endorse Michael Breslin in Dunoon vote by David Graham.
Could only happen in Argyll and Bute politics where Tory councillor is in the Administration with 3 Tories in the Opposition???
David Graham also commented
- Thanks Sandy. Clear and precise.
Robert… when posting I put SNP Govt or Coalition Govt as sometimes individuals can be unclear which Govt is being written about.
Sometimes I put Tory/Lib Govt.
- I think the funding was under the New Schools for the Future grants.
The grants from the SNP government were made on the basis, again I think, of 60% SNP Govt-40% Council.
Bids had to be made (some time ago) to the SNP Govt and the decisions on who got a grant and how much was made by the SNP Govt.
Do not believe the grant was part of ring-fenced..non domestice rates….or the general revenue grant.
Likely there were strings attached to each award from the SNP Government.
Who decided them or what the conditions were are the questions that need answered!
- Patsy… Mr Breslin’s impact came from Mr Russell conducting himself in an inappropriate manner.
At the same husting when Mr Breslin made his announcement the Council Leader Dick Walsh said he had not been informed that the Council could use the SNP Government funding in other ways.
SNP Mr Russell tells SNP Mr Breslin and keeps the Council Leader in the dark.
If this the way the SNP operates then things for the people of Argyll and Bute may not be as rosy as first seems with an SNP led Council.
Mr Russell’s quote “that the Council could still receive support for a new primary school of its choice” is unclear. Does Mr Russell mean one new school,three refurbished primary schools or whatever.
Remember the SNP’s promise on the Ferries!
Recent comments by David Graham
- The no-no campaign
There are 3 referendum costed campaigns on the go.
One is YES, one is No(Better Together) the other is the SNP Scottish Government.
Expenditure for the YES and BT are available and accountable to the people living in Scotland.
The SNP Scottish Government is not.
From changing Hamilton Races on the 17 May to the ‘Braveheart Hamilton Races’as part of the Homecoming events to the extensive costs of the White Paper described by Alex Salmond as the “SNP next manifesto” in the Scottish Parliament. Cost do not include the civil servants time and resources to produce the 670 page book.
History and time will reveal the hidden costs of the SNP Scottish Governments pro independence campaign using public money and reources!
- Tony Benn – always a credible man
Tony Benn…an honourable,gentle man. Priveleged to be in Tony’s company on a number of occassions.
My daughter still cherishs her picture with Tony at a May Day in Glasgow Green a number of years ago.
His speeches and diaries are a must read for any aspiring politician.
His explanation of power and how it corrupts etc is inspirational.
At 88, a good long life. He will be good and missed now he has gone.
- Best Indy political cartoon
How can you make comment(throw muck at) when you do not know people’s names…and still get away with misinforming others about the Better Together Cowal group or a child from Dunoon Grammar School…when the information had been given to the organisers
Regarding your sources perhaps you will in future check their credibility and motives to tell you untruths and non facts!
- Best Indy political cartoon
Jnr Tick… The Dunoon Observer, who are organising the Referendum Hustings on Tuesday 18 March, were contacted on 18 Feb with the two names of the Better Together people attending.
I made the phone call.
It does seem strange that you picked up this misinformation at a YES rally over a week after my phone call to the Dunoon Observer.
Are you willing to say who said that NO rep from Better Together was attending apart from a child from Dunoon Grammar School?
Or is it convenient for anonymous you to speculate. speculate.
- Cowdenbeath by-election shows parties’ ebb and flow
Given that the Labour Party brought in the devolution settlement including the Scottish Parliament it is evident that independence has never been the policy of the Labour Party at Scottish or National level.
Given that the Labour Party for Independence is in its infancy and has only been around post 2011 and has never attempted as Labour Party members to change party policy towards Independence the ‘droves’ have never… to my knowledge…. campaigned within the Labour Party to change policy to supporting independence.
Labour Party members can vote for Yes in the referendum as can SNP members vote No……Members and supporters of other political parties can also vote Yes or No as well.
It is called democracy.
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