Comment posted Voting by Integrity? Not in the CondemAll.
Aside from the specific failings of the current administration what Argyll & Bute also needs to rid itself of is the culture of protection that the Administration offer the CMT. Their abject failure to challenge fundamental failings in their performance and loyally push through reports which have been shown to be flawed is symptomatic of a collection of elected members who have either failed miserably to understand what their role is or are happy to support whatever rubbish is put in front of them as long as it serves their self interest.
One of the key roles of a councillor is to challenge and scrutinise the work of the council. During the school closure farce not one of the current administration performed that role, in fact it would be easier to show that they, quite possibly deliberately, ignored it.
Incompetent proposals, riddled with errors, without empirical evidence, legally deficient and what how did the administration deliver their role to challenge and scrutinise? They said ‘aargh bugger it, they’ll do – lets move on with it. 15 months later, after being publicly criticised by the Rural Education Commission, after Cleland Sneddon sat beside Alison Hay and was told that every main argument that was put to the Council, and rejected by the Council, was entirely valid, we are yet to hear a single member of the Administration admit they got it wrong or ask questions about why the Council CMT made such a balls up on the entire process. Hell we even have some of the Administration trying to take credit for saving specific schools.
This administration is a made up of a number of self serving stronger personalities with the balance made up of spineless sheep. They have no moral compass and need to be purged.
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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