Comment posted The eurozone crisis and the Independence referendum: time for proactive postponement? by Bob Chicken.
Keith – “If our money was not being redirected to foreign lands then perhaps we could make use of our abundance for the good of Scotland”.
Perhaps our First Minister should have thought of that when he was given nearly £800 million for the Forth Road Bridge. He scuttled off to China and Poland on a spending spree and came back with a bagful of Polish and Chinese contracts and, oh yes…. a couple of Pandas!
This incident saw Scottish Workers writing to a Tory Prime Minister asking him to persuade the “progressive” Scottish Government to use Scottish Steel.
I believe that the end result is that around £20 million of work will go to Scottish Companies and we are now inundated with front page headlines about the sex-life of bloody pandas!
Recent comments by Bob Chicken
- Land Reform Review Group’s Interim Report – an empty envelope addressed to a dead letter box
Nice one Newsroom! This centuries old sore in Scottish Law really needed a healthy airing again.
The interim report stems from the failure of the Scottish Government to address the problems created by Lord Gill’s 2 rulings.
The Scottish Government had a good opportunity to amend the legislation in March 2012, when the Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill came up for debate in the Scottish Parliament. Despite appeals from opposition members and others the SNP seemed to deliberately ignored the perceived errors in the original 2003 Land reform act.
They preferred to, half-heartedly, set up an appeal which then made any further parliamentary discussion sub judice. Thus they effectively booted any worthwhile reform legislation into the post-2014 long grass.
- Argyll and Bute Council: Where are we now?
Graeme-in what way? Does this mean that you are a tad moved by recent events? Or do you consider them to be of ‘brown trouser’ signifigance for all reasonsble SNP supporters out there?
- Argyll and Bute Council: Councillor McCuish leads again
Webcraft – Surely it was direct rule from Holyrood that caused the problem in the first place!
- Loch Fyne Whiskies sold
A great pity that Richard is selling up. He has done a terrific job with Loch Fyne Whiskies and his choice of stock has brought a lot of pleasure to many of us!
- Care Accolade 2013 recognition for Argyll and Bute Council Community Dementia Team
Well done the Dementia Team – thoroughly deserved recognition for all your efforts.
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