LOL. Me has preference for Dave Cameron’s reported …

Comment posted Council lose Court of Session case raised by Helensburgh Landlord by iain s maclean.

LOL. Me has preference for Dave Cameron’s reported use as LOTS OF LOVE. What we all need, particularly directed toward our new administration entrusted by us, the electorate, to bring forth better local government.

Recent comments by iain s maclean

  • SNP branch removes impotent motion on councillors resigning from the party
    NOCHEESE,

    Oh my oh me, are we upset or what?

    Badge of honour you bestow by calling for my resignation.

    The truth obviously hurts.

    Tough cheese!!

    Iain

  • SNP Constituency Association to consider the position of SNP resignees
    Neil,

    Just as you a Labour supporter, an Independent Prospective Councillor, cannot be present at a S.N.P. meeting so it is for the NOW Independent Councillor McCuish.

    He resigned from the S.N.P. Councillor Group, and as a direct result the Party, on Monday morning before the Tuesday evening meeting.

    Any intention or arrangement to talk to the meeting WAS EFFECTIVELY NULLIFIED by his own action.

    I cannot speak for the timescale of the consequences of this action to be brought to Councillor McCuish’s attention.

    NO ONE ELSE HAS ANY PART TO PLAY. RULES IS RULES.

    You are to be applauded for your unstinting friendship and loyalty to COUNCILLOR McCUISH.

    Iain

  • SNP branch removes impotent motion on councillors resigning from the party
    Lynda,

    IT NEVER WAS A REALITY.

    WHO TOLD YOU?

    AND, TO REITERATE, AS STATED IN OTHER POST PREVIOUSLY WHY ARE YOU BEING FED SUCH DISTRUTHS?

    FOR OBVIOUSLY SUCH AN INTELIGENT AND EDUCATED PERSON WHO CAN BE SO VERY EFFECTIVE IN SOME OF YOUR ANALYSIS I AM DUMBCONFOUNDED BY HOW BLIND YOU ARE TO SEEKING CONFIRMATION FROM THOSE WHO ARE IN A POSITION TO KNOW.

    PLEASE LISTEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED YOU TO INTRODUCE SOME DEGREE OF BALANCE TO THAT WHICH YOU REPORT.

    YOU PURPORT TO BE A JOURNALIST AND SO RISE TO IT BEFORE YOU CAUSE IRREPRABLE HARM TO YOUR BABY, FOR ARGYLL.

    BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND YOURS.

    iain

  • SNP Constituency Association to consider the position of SNP resignees
    PATIENCE Neil,

    I believe I have responded at the earliest opportunity.

    Iain

  • SNP Constituency Association to consider the position of SNP resignees
    Lynda,

    I did not, I REPEAT DID NOT, intend to infer you did anything amoral during your membership of THE S.N.P., but merely pointed to the fact of your past to emphasise that you are fully aware of the situation Councillor McCuish created for himself.

    Iain

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17 Responses to LOL. Me has preference for Dave Cameron’s reported …

  1. ‘How much has this cost?’ – presumably quite a lot, if the council took it to the High Court. If ‘the calibre of the legal advice that the council and its officers are receiving internally and externally’ is toxic, perhaps the council could limit their loss by terminating (or at the very least transferring out of harm’s way) the internal adviser responsible for this debacle, and deducting the council’s costs from their pension package. External advisers could be difficult to sue, but it would be reassuring to have it confirmed that no more advice would be sought from that source.

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    • What a wonderful idea and just to balance things up when the Council wins a dispute the advisor could be given a huge bonus. Do you honestly expect a local authority to win every case it contests? It must be good to be utterly perfect like yourself. I’m surprised you didnt make a bigger mark on the world.

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      • Sorry if I hit a nerve, JayC – perfection’s got nothing to do with it – why are you defending the advisers who’ve dropped the council in it, when the council’s struggling for want of finance? Or do you think the council’s a glorified job creation scheme for the senior staff, and anything goes? A case of the ‘untouchables’?

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        • No nerves here bt if you want to penalise poor performance lets rewards good performance! The suggestion that an employees pension should be altered as a result of “interpretation of law” is ridiculous. Based on both your and Coracles thinking then I assume you’ll be shouting for Alex Salmond /Keith Brown to go if the contractor challenging the Serco Ferries tender award is successful? After all we all want consistency and transparency! As DC would say LOL.

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          • Shouldn’t your ‘interpretation of law’ read ‘misinterpretation of law’? You’re mixing threads, but no, I wouldn’t be calling for a fatwa on politicians; whoever ‘managed’ the Kilcreggan ferry fiasco in SPT should be given the bum’s rush, and if someone in Transport Scotland bungled the Northern Isles contract they should be held accountable. It’s surely reasonable to expect people to be adequately qualified to adequately execute their job, and you could be picking a bad time to suggest giving rewards for not screwing up – witness recent shareholder’s meetings, and the furore over London bus drivers threatening strike action unless they get extra money for doing their jobs during the Olympics. p.s. in some places LOL is translated as ‘Lordy oh Lordy’ – take your pick.

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      • It might be illuminating to see the Council’s record in such cases over, say, the past ten years. There has been , I suspect, a policy of attempting to “face down” possible litigants with the threat of expensive High Court action. Of course we do not then hear of the consequences when the bluff is called and the people of Argyll & Bute pick up the tab.

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      • As a Council taxpayer in Argyll & Bute and I suspect you are also, I do not expect this Council to continue wasting our money in court cases that they quite obviously cannot win. This case bares all the hallmarks of one I have just won against them(another waste of money). The time has come for the Council Officer/s who are responsible for filling Brodies bank account with our Council tax money to be exposed and forced to explain there actions. This blatant misuse of money in a private business would be treated as commercial suicide. However it seems that these officers are left to make there own decisions and waste Council tax money in a cavalier fashion without any of our Councillors being fully informed of what is going on and the likelihood of success. Lets hope our new administration put an end to this and the money wasted is utilised on far more important cash strapped services.
        This may even lead to the children in Lochgilphead getting a decent school dinner..

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  2. incompetence but also sleazey as the council tries to evade a few pounds on a technicality but loses thousands in the resulting court case. bin louden must go.

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  3. It might be worth pointing out that this incompetence was yet another example of why the administration had to change.
    We now have a new one.

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  4. Can someone please say what this premises is used for and what is the justification for renting this property? How much property does the Council rent in total?

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  5. The incoming administration – entitled, as elected members, to see the legal advice received on this matter, might make it public in the interests of transparency.

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  6. LOL. Me has preference for Dave Cameron’s reported use as LOTS OF LOVE. What we all need, particularly directed toward our new administration entrusted by us, the electorate, to bring forth better local government.

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