Comment posted Council issues prompt response on Martha Payne’s NeverSeconds clampdown by Integrity? Not in the Condemall.
There have been no shortage of FOI requests submitted for copies of e-mails, correspondence etc relating to the decision to enforce the ban so unless the Council have been careful to cover their tracks (which is possible as they surely learned something after the revelations of their underhand behaviour during the school closure farce) it won’t be long before the truth behind the involvement, or otherwise, of elected members in the decision is known.
I have it on second hand information that the Council Leader found out about the ban only after it had been imposed and the instant media reaction however whilst that information is second hand I fully accept that some won’t believe it (and I can understand why).
It is important that the root of this is dug out and treated as however the ban was brought about was clearly a session of amateur hour and for too many years A&B has been plagued by such incompetent action. That doesn’t necessarily mean people should be dismissed, it may just highlight a need for the Council to deploy and develop their skills better and maybe keep certain people away from public facing duties. Not everyone is cut out to present the Council in its best light however that doesn’t mean they don’t have skills and experience that are useful in other areas.
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- Well well well. A&BC in administration demonstrate leadership and appropriate separation from corporate management team shock. Times have changed and changed for the better. Council leader is to be applauded for a swift and decisive response and clarity if action.
Recent comments by Integrity? Not in the Condemall
- Has Councillor Iain Angus Macdonald’s rush to transfer to the SNP fouled the Ward 5 by-election pitch for Iain S MacLean?
Part of the answer to the issue of resigning from party X and joining party Y is for the public to stop voting like blind sheep and start to question the person behind the job.
There are too many people who would vote for a chimp if it had the right rosette pinned to it.
- SNP lose another Argyll & Bute councillor
This whole PR exercise about the number of people joining the SNP is a nice sound bite but doesn’t really add up to more than propaganda. So there are about 35,000-40,000 members now? At the 2011 elections about 900,000 people voted SNP. All this increase in member is showing is that more people who would vote SNP are signing up as members – it doesn’t actually signal a ground swell of new support, just an affirmation of support by a small percentage of people who voted SNP anyway.
- Bitter alone, Salmond now a declared guerrilla leader in charge of government
Richard, Tim is correct regarding the timetable for the Scotland Act coming into affect. You might be confusing those powers with the fact the SG can already flex income tax by 3p but have never done so. The Scotland Act extends it to 10.
The SNP, and more specifically Alex Salmond, is right to keep the pressure on the main UK parties to deliver on their promises of additional powers. However I think some of his approach is damaging to efforts to heal a rift between yes and no campaigners. Making claims about the parties already going back on the deal after 24 hours is ridiculous as is the talk of independence without referendum both by him and a now utterly irrelevant Sillars.
The SG represents all the people of Scotland, not just the 45%. Time for them to return to that job
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The scenes in Glasgow last night are shameful, hugely regrettable, and a reminder that there is an ugly vein of bigotry amongst a relatively small number of people predominantly in Glasgow.
However it is not the face of the No vote as has been said on many Facebook posts (or words to that effect). Over two million people voted no, a few hundred have behaved like idiotic morons. Christ more people in my small village voted No (and Yes) than that.
Painting it as the face of the no vote is an insult to half the population of the country and can only inflame resentment amongst people who simply exercised their democratic right.
As for Graham’s remark that all no voters are selfish and don’t care about the poor. Well all that does is highlight what a petty person you are Graham. What a relief that Jackie Baillie beat you back in 2007. She isn’t perfect but she is head and zhoulders above you in terms of trying to represent people equally.
Hopefully last night was an isolated incident with those responsible properly dealt with by the authorities. Hopefully we see a rapid decrease in crowing over the result by the no voters and hopefully we see an equally rapid decrease in divisive sweeping insults by Yes voters. Time to grow up and move on.
- The Union, the young, reform and the pound are the gold in the embers of indy
Didn’t expect that I must admit. Bad news for the SNP.
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