I wonder what has happened to ‘good old …

Comment posted Helensburgh candidates putting the rules back by Robert Wakeham.

I wonder what has happened to ‘good old Kintyre 1′?

Robert Wakeham also commented

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Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

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    Surely we elect our councillors in the expectation that they’ll take carefully considered, informed decisions – and for the expert advice of their council officers to be withheld from them until the actual meeting seems very strange – unless there’s clear justification for this; it either leads to excessively long meetings, or maybe to decisions being ‘railroaded’ through by the administration?
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    I think you’re wrong – if it’s down to price, then you could be accused of favouring a supplier who wasn’t the cheapest for the quality of the slate in terms of performance, but if the ‘foreign’ product doesn’t match the appearance of the local slate, then this could be a perfectly valid reason for specifying the local product, or a closer match from elsewhere in Britain, even if it’s more expensive.
    Why should specifying the traditional product involve having to plead ‘exceptional circumstances’?
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    ‘Could only happen in Argyll’ – unfortunately not, typical of an increasing range of products that can be found in Scotland / UK, but which aren’t sourced locally in favour of transporting stuff from goodness knows where – it extends from Canadian & Chilean shellfish to Brazilian granite paving – and even IKEA, with its carefully nurtured Swedish image, is mostly stuffed with Chinese products.
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    Surely an age-old problem with democracy – people voting for an idea (be it political party or male / female preference) first, and for a person a very distant second, thus presenting us with a substantial number of low grade politicians.
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    But, overall, it was sparse – and why do you think so many small farmers have left the land in rural areas of Mediterranean countries? – a lot of it was made productive, as you’ve said, by (laboriously) building terraces and (usually) elaborate irrigation systems, but these days the only viable cultivation is for vineyards and fruit orchards.
    The only way to revive a lot of it would be to invite land-hungry third world farmers to take over – in places like Oman they still cultivate precipitous terraces in the jebel, but I doubt they’d be keen on settling in Lewis

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23 Responses to I wonder what has happened to ‘good old …

  1. Don;t know. Probably no more than exhausted campaigners throwing everything at it in the last day, with helpers who stick things up all over the place.

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  2. Is it fair to publish something that is only heresay about two candidates, whoever they are? If you don’t have a clue what has happened why bother saying anything – unless, of course, you have a personal bias.

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  3. See what happened there Lowry??

    Newsie comes on with a non-story – non attributed, no quotes and no evidence. You ask a more than reasonable question and the next two posters – Crazy and Stepehen ignore your poiint and comment on the Newsie’s non-story.

    Gawd help us all if these half-wit zealots get in…

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    • Unionist posters?
      What are those?
      And does your correspondent, echoes of good old kintyre1, have any substantive evidence to support his implied charge?

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    • It happens in the Dunoon and Cowal area also.

      We know who does it but they come out with excuses like “do you have substantive evidence to support this implied charge” or “it wisnae me, a big boy done it and ran away”

      But guess what? Their posters stay up!!!!

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    • No, Simon
      That’s what Lowry meant.
      Pay attention, please.

      On second thoughts, the “Burn them!” should be deleted for Health and Safety reasons

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  4. Pending the announcement of what constitutes an illegal election poster, a light-hearted post was responded to with a light hearted comment.

    In future such comments will be marked JOKE, to help those with a irony deficiency.

    Serious comments will be marked SERIOUS, to help those with a reality deficiency.

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  5. Vivien Dance smiling benignly at the Princess Royal as both stood on the Victoria Hall steps, as seen on the front page of the Helensburgh Advertiser, when Mrs Dance had been explicitly banned from the property because of the election ‘purdah’ – how does that shape up with the rules?

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  6. Stpehen – but if you mark them JOKE – then they are supposed to be funny!!!

    The ‘light-hearted post’ and ‘light hearted comment’ were about as funny as week in jail.

    Have a good day :)

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  7. Yes, Simon appears to have fallen into my troll-pit. Can I refer him to the sage advice of that great actor, Whil Wheaton?

    FWIW, outside my polling station in Helensburgh today posters for Dance, Mulvaney and Robb, but not anyone else. Also bonus sighting of Mulvaney wandering down the street, looking a little lost.

    (JOKE/SUBJECTIVE COMMENT)

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