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Comment posted Council cannot say HOW they decide on media accreditation by ferryman.

I don’t see any problem with ForArgyll attending as any other member of the public, is there?

However if they attempt to go as members of the press then surely they don’t have any more right that I or you do, do they?

ForArgyll does not claim to report evenly and give an unbiasedly record events (the opposite in fact), it sounds as if they are not members of any press association, nor it appears do they follow any professional code of conduct.

So yes they have a blog, so do lots of people, but are they the press – no more so that anybody else it seems.

Shall we all wear press badges and attempt to gain access to meetings with cameras and microphones – why not, what is the difference?

Recent comments by ferryman

  • Council issues prompt response on Martha Payne’s NeverSeconds clampdown
    I am not constructing anything on the radio Cllr Mc Cuish said “its a good thing to do changing your mind and I have certainly done that”.

    I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and saying he might have chosen his words badly and that perhaps he was not directly responsible. Though of course as leader of the council he is responsible for all those under him – the buck stops here.

    If people under him acted without his authority or knowledge it is still his responsibility because he is in charge he is the leader.

  • Possible weather disruption to Gourock ferry services 14th and 15th June
    To Robert Wakeham

    You need to take a sharp step back from your posts and consider them in the cold light of day.

    Piers are fixed. Tides go up and down. Boats have used gangways since … well boats.

    They are not ideal. However a boat that sails is worth 1,000 that do not.

    Perhaps somebody can come up with a better solution but if the boat cannot sail I am not even going to get as far as trying to get on it.

    As to your question “Why is the fact I didn’t regularly use the service important?”
    you go and have a think about that.

  • Possible weather disruption to Gourock ferry services 14th and 15th June
    Why should somebody need to lease the Waverley?
    Should we not expect the current contract to be adequate?

    You are perfectly right of course the Waverly is a passenger only paddle steamer built in 1947 yet it is perfectly able to paddle up and down the Clyde in the totally extreme, exceptional, horrific, normal weather that prevents our ferry service from running!

    The current vessels are simply not fit for purpose.
    The people who accepted these vessels were not competent to do so.

  • Possible weather disruption to Gourock ferry services 14th and 15th June
    Robert what are your constructive comments on the gangway that ceased to be used a year ago?

    Did you dislike the colour?
    Was the finish on the handrail not to your taste?

    My recollection was that the handrail at least remained attached to the boat which does not appear to be the case presently (unconfirmed).

    If you wish to submit comments then at least say you are referring to something in the past, and that you don’t actually use the service. That way people can indeed put your comments into perspective and assign the appropriate weight.

  • Council issues prompt response on Martha Payne’s NeverSeconds clampdown
    On the radio Cllr Mc Cuish said “its a good thing to do changing your mind and I have certainly done that”.
    I heard him say that in his own words.

    To me he was clearly accepting responsibility for the ban. Which I lauded as a good thing thing. Has he retracted that? If so who is Cllr Mc Cuish saying is responsible?

    To me this is a silly issue, as ultimately as leader of the council cllr Mc Cuish is responsible anyway.

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