Comment posted Argyll and Bute Council: the empire strikes back with Argyll facing worst of all options by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll.
Told you it would be fine (smug mode switch on)
New coalition 20
The rest 16
Isobel Strong as provost.
Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll also commented
My guess is that the SNP would not be willing to work with the current crop of local Lib Dems and I can understand that entirely.
If they are confident they have the necessary numbers for the new coalition to become the new administration then I see no reason to do a deal with councillors who they have little respect for or trust in.
- Could it just be that, unlike you, Donald realises that whether or not Scotland gets independence has practically nothing to do with local politics.
Just maybe Donald Kelly is aligning himself to the people he believes have the best interest of A&B at heart. What a radical idea that is!
Just for the record what is the Concervative & Unionist party line on working with the SNP?
I see they don’t mind working together with the SNP in D&G or East Ayrshire whereas in other Councils they will work with Labour, others the Lib dems, others independents etc etc.
Does the C&U set their party line on a council by council basis or are these hard and fast rules about never being allowed to stand again Scotladn wide?
- You won’t. I realise that leaves me wide open to ridicule if you do but I am loudly confident.
More interesting are the rumours about who else in Dick Walsh’s fun factory tried to persuade McCuish to let them flee the sinking ship.
- I have it on good authority (that is just for you Simon) that this is all total nonsense.
Tomorrow will see the SNP led coalition as our new Administration.
Recent comments by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll
- On nationalism
I can’t believe that when there is so much of significance to be debated people are still banging on about a small number of English outlets or taxi drivers not accepting Scottish pound notes. I have travelled up and down to England countless times over the past twenty years and yes I have had a Scottish note knocked back on a very small number of occasions. All bar two occasions I have managed, pretty easily, to persuade the person they can take the note. Whilst I accept some others may have had more difficulty it is hardly a major hardship and pretty easy to avoid.
I have also had problems getting Northern Irish notes accepted in Scotland. In fact I have had more trouble using Northern Irish money in Scotland than I have Scottish money in England.
So are Scottish businesses and taxi drivers not treating the Northern Irish equally?
Do you know how I get round it? I make sure I don’t take NI notes back to Scotland or if I do it is a very small amount and then I go to a cash point in Scotland and get some money out (or I take Scottish notes with me so I have some when I get back). Disaster avoided!
- Sunday Times commissioned study on indy setup costs
Isn’t Scotland’s savings on trident what the White Paper refers to as savings from reducing defence and security spending? If so the White Paper has already committed those savings to eight bullet pointed areas of commitment.
If I shop in Iceland instead of Morrisons and save £15 a week I can either buy 4 pints of beer, a DVD or maybe a Sky TV subscription – I can’t buy all three!
- Thuggish Yes campaign benefits from media’s artificial ‘balance’ as Murphy forced to suspend campaign tour
Is the orange march normally televised or are you just referring to clips of it on the news?
- Scottish National Party selects candidate for by-election in Oban North and Lorn
We have secrecy over voting for a good reason. Councillors are entitled to it just as much as anyone
- Jim Murphy hit by eggs in Kirkcaldy
Jim Murphy said this
The spontaneous audiences also produce some characters. My favourite so far was a man claiming to be ‘the Oban Seagull Whisperer”. He turned up in the West Highland capital with the sole aim of persuading the call of nature of said seagulls to disrupt our session. I think the bag of chips in his hand were a bigger calling signal than any of his silent sounds.
If people can’t see that is a joke then heaven help us!
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