Comment posted McCuish announces ‘coalition for progress’ by neil macintyre.
Nice to see Labour starting to get a grip and putting up decent proposals.A lot to like in their manifesto,my old socialist heart has had a great week not just locally but nationally.Labour will need to gear up in Argyll, I would certainly be very interested to play a part if they are true to their words.As for Roddy he’s the man but he will need quality behind him not the ship jumpers.
Power to the People.
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- Nice to see Elaine getting down from the fence.
Where does poor Duncan go now,Roddy beware a stranger bearing gifts, it gets better and better.
Please tell us the coalition will start ripping apart Loudon, Sneddon, Walker and the rest of the malfunctioning Education department.A vote of no confidence in Loudon is a priority,the rest of her buddies can wait in line.
Let the decent,honest staff who work for the council come forward and spill the beans,starting with the” Jo Smith adventures”.Good title for a book,sounds a bit steamy so we better keep pictures of Dick Walsh in his underwear out of it.
Just a wee bit of crack till the hard decisions have to be made then we will really see what our new council is made of.Best of luck but the time for change is now no excuses now you are in charge.Lets rock and roll.
Recent comments by neil macintyre
- Kieron Green wins Oban North and Lorn by-election to Argyll and Bute Council
Brilliant news Kieron.
As the leader of the Labour group in the council I look forward to working with you and I hope it will encourage more young people to come forward to help change the council.
To have to give up your job for this shows how committed you are.
Our early morning leaflet delivery must have helped.
- The Argyll budget crisis and the failure to abandon game playing
Right on the money Linda.
I certainly felt sorry for the parents watching what was just a pantomime last Thursday.
The cuts to special needs support and classroom assistants will never go ahead and should never have been put in the consultation in the first place.As you rightly say when the hard decisions have to be made we have everyone jumping ship but no surprise there.
As for councillors expenses which Michael Russell is keen to cut he needs to get his SNP colleagues on the council to agree.
When Councillor Freeman asked for support to stop increases to responsibility payments only 5 councillors supported him which I was one.
The SNP councillors sat on there hands and did not vote apart from one who registered a NO vote.
Councils across Scotland are having to make very hard decisions due to lack of cash and in Argyll we have to concentrate all our efforts to save as many jobs and services that we can and that should be the priority not the sad political games being played by the three tenors.
Cheers Councillor Neil MacIntyre.
- How to kill one of the most important businesses for Oban: Arygll and Bute Council strikes again
Interesting article newsie and its great that it has generated so much interest.
Mr MacLeod will be coming along to the business day next week to discuss his access, not the new building, which he is not against.
His problem is with the open space which he thinks Will affect his business.
Mr MacLeod on the 17th of December in a very friendly correspondence with Roddy on a different matter asked if the council could be persuaded to buy him out, as it would save on car parking and hassle.
Signing off with “Awra best Alan”.
Taking a slagging on different issues is part of the job so I am fine with that but I think on this one it would have been nice to be asked for our side of the story, to give it a bit of balance.
It might not be everyone,s cup of tea but badly needed toilets and showers incorporated in the building will help visitors and locals alike. I like the idea of just pedestrians along the pier side as there is very little room on that side and I am sure it will help the tourist office at the Columba corner.
I certainly can,t see how this development will stop people from finding and enjoying these fine restaurants and now that we have the Transit Marina plans taking shape and the work on Stafford Street ready to go I hope people will enjoy the changes.
- Breslin sticks to the trail on Castle Toward and exposes more council manoeuvres
Obviously I will be supporting Mary in her campaign for election next year but with Roddy being approached to stand and the financial backing in place if he takes up the offer it would certainly make the election debates a minefield of information.
I hope he gives it a go he will not win but just imagine the crack.
Well all the best for the New Year folks it has been an enjoyable few months since I was elected I have certainly found working with everybody has been pretty straightforward on the committee’s I am involved with which is great and the way it should be.
Linda I promised you an interview to go over my first few months
in the council and see how things have gone.
If it’s okay with you it would be better to wait till Castle Toward, Rockfield and Kilbowie are concluded then I can talk openly on them along with the Chord and TIF projects.
Hope it stays dry for the street party in Oban and again Happy New Year to everyone.
- Game changing intervention as Labour candidate resolves Argyll black hole for mobile phone signal
Brilliant Mary it is great news for Argyll.
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