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Mairi, Anne Horn would never ever knowingly let …

Comment posted Lochgilphead primary pupil’s internet exposure of poor school meals goes viral by Anne Baird.

Mairi, Anne Horn would never ever knowingly let down a child and when she sees a problem she’s always the first to run up the flag. The end result, where those services were kept in place, is entirely in keeping with that. I was not involved as I was very unwell at the time, but at no point would I ever fear for children while Anne Horn is on the case. Mistakes are indeed made, but are only culpable where you leave them unfixed. She fixed this.

I am honest about my party colleagues. Some are better than others in my opinion and they always know what I think, but Anne is universally respected and known to be always on the side of the vulnerable. 652 voters also know it.

Anne Baird also commented

  • Done. I had responded but missed your subsequent attempt to blame Anne Horn for something that never happened.
  • My kids went to Southend Primary School and so loved the school dinners I had to work on a new menu for home. If my offering was something they at in school, I was invariably told it wasn’t as good.

    Not only did they get good portions of nutritious well cooked food, they also had food themes for times of the year e.g. Halloween. Lessons on geography or history were augmented by lunches with an African or Roman flavour. The cook is still there so I expect it’s the same now.

    Poor Martha has obviously had the short straw food wise, but I have no doubt she has a great future ahead of her as a journalist. I just hope Mr McFadyen is held to account for his appalling attempt to blame her, and then her parents, for what is clearly a problem of the council’s making. From any point of view he’s done himself, the council and Argyll & Bute a disservice.

  • Quite right Islay. I think you’ll find that’s why it never saw the light of day.
  • Islay, care to give dates and schools please so I can double check? I’d lay the lives of my kids on it that Anne Horn would be at the forefront of any campaign to protect children or their rights and Isobel Strong would be right behind her. Anne’s vote indicated that the people of Kintyre and the Islands have great faith in her too.

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