Comment posted SNP’s Coalition for Progress now has a majority – 19 councillors by newsroom.
Go for it, Catherine. Burn all the ears. This issue needs a lightening strike – to be the best.
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- The example of the Alliance should never be forgotten in terms of a descent into ‘anything goes’ that should never be replicated.
The best guarantee is Roddy McCuish’s nature which has been steadfastly honest. The challenge for him will be to hang on to that in the face of anything – and that is bound at some point to bring its difficulties.
We have all seen politicians who have become little more than holograms after selling off any semblance of integrity. It is hard – now – to imagine the straightforward Roddy McCuish committing or permitting any departure in that direction.
We will be as much on watch with this administration as with any other. And, as we have said, the presence of the Argyll First group is both reassurance and canary.
It is not the number of bodies in the coalition that matters, it is the substance of those bodies.
Recent comments by newsroom
- Lancaster aircraft mystery?
A Hercules regularly flies up and down Loch Fyne – and sounds very heavy in the air. Even when you don’t see it, you recognise it. Since it flies the same route it must be making routine journeys between the same places – but we don’t know what its purpose is or where it’s going. Islay?
The two planes sighted flying together yesterday were described as ‘quite quiet’ and ‘slender’.
- Salmond pledge at Arbroath: seriously crackpot stuff
This gig has been so bitterly divisive that that few, if any, are likely to accept the decision with grace, whatever it is; or respond with grace to either triumph or defeat. The 19th August and after is a matter for dread all round.
Have you seen this one?
- Swinney urgent to find new owners for Ferguson’s shipyard
An obvious immediate order would see the Deputy First Minister make a courtesy briefing visit to the Dunoon Gourock Ferry Action Group and then commission from Ferguson’s two new passenger ferries for the Gourock-Dunoon town centres route.
- Porkie from Salmond on fiscal policy as Darling bests him again in Reporting Scotland interviews
Of course you and Bismarck [a hugely interesting politician] are right. It is always worth knowing of other people’s experiences and of their economic strategies. This sort of knowledge though is useful as a growing repertoire of how instruments can be used, rather than as a template for replication.
It;s hard to think of a single example of one country successfully replicating the integrated strategies pf another.
It’s about understanding the nature and texture and quirks of your own individual state – and, politics being the art of the possible, making the recipe fit the rhyme.
- Salmond’s ‘sterlingisation’ Plan B1 would cause chaos as a transitional stop gap
What we have written is no scare story – but an attempt to explain WHY using a sterlingised Scottish pound would carry high specific risks and limited reward.
If anyone would care to dispute the reasoning for any of the consequences to which our analysis points, that woould be fun.
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