Comment posted Was no Scottiish University capable of doing the mathematical model on the impact of minimum pricing of alcohol? by Graeme McCormick.
That the Scottish Government provided work for an English University is testimony to its intent that we should also be good neighbours.
Recent comments by Graeme McCormick
- Russell’s remaining questions on Castle Toward
While Michael Russell’s questions are perfectly reasonable one must ask if they are made by him accepting that the Community bid is dead or not. Even the most resolute of developers will tire of being political pawns after a while so I would caution making much of the whys and wherefores at this time and let’s have some encouragement for what on paper could be a major boost to Cowals economy.
I’d give the proposer five months to produce the financial package after which incisive questioning of the council role would be appropriate.
- End of Castle Toward soap opera may be sale to soap tycoon
Having tried to suggest a practical way to bridge the divide between the council and the proponents of the Community buyout I must say that this sounds a better deal for the council and the local communityif the funds stack up.
Scotland is littered with large Victorian piles which end up in public or community ownership. they cost a fortune to maintain . I live in a house built in 1865 and my wife pays for its repair. That is our choice as private individuals.
However it is invariably the case that Victorian piles for community use are a waste of public funds. Much better to build something built for purpose. It costs less to build and maintain and offer our excellent young architects opportunity.
Introduce a Land Valuation Rental system and the land will become available. Then the community will build its facilities that are fit for purpose. Let’s move on.
- Argyll Bute Council, challenge, complaint, codes of conduct and the scheme of things
Instead of the past political shenanigans one would hope that the SNP council candidates will sign up to an agreed programme to serve all of A & B .
The programme must include a division of the political leadership and the paid officials through the creation of a public service bureau .
Devolution to local areas of all services and a repopulation strategy are essential elements.
- Signpost to a one-party state: First Minister aims for record turnout at 2016 Scottish election
Rather than bleat about a one party state perhaps Newsie could advise what the SNP should do to reduce its appeal to the electorate all in the interests of democracy.
I don’t recall Newsie complaining about a one party state over the 50 years when Labour always won despite never securing 50% of the popular vote.
- Davidon chases clarity from Labour on charitable status of independent schools
I haven’t come across any parents who think their children’s education is dire.
The purpose of education is to inspire everyone to develop his or her talents to flourish. To flourish one needs to understand rather than simply have an ability to exam pass. Curriculum for excellence is designed to promote understanding .
If private education was to end the state would have to provide school places for these children about 30000. To fund that tax would need to be increased and that would be taxes on all taxpayers not just those who would otherwise choose private education. From a practical point of view who is prepared to pay more tax to abolish private education?
I think I’m right in thinking that there are senior politicians in all the major parties who privately educate their children.
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