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Comment posted Council issues prompt response on Martha Payne’s NeverSeconds clampdown by ferryman.

I am not constructing anything on the radio Cllr Mc Cuish said “its a good thing to do changing your mind and I have certainly done that”.

I was giving him the benefit of the doubt and saying he might have chosen his words badly and that perhaps he was not directly responsible. Though of course as leader of the council he is responsible for all those under him – the buck stops here.

If people under him acted without his authority or knowledge it is still his responsibility because he is in charge he is the leader.

ferryman also commented

  • On the radio Cllr Mc Cuish said “its a good thing to do changing your mind and I have certainly done that”.
    I heard him say that in his own words.

    To me he was clearly accepting responsibility for the ban. Which I lauded as a good thing thing. Has he retracted that? If so who is Cllr Mc Cuish saying is responsible?

    To me this is a silly issue, as ultimately as leader of the council cllr Mc Cuish is responsible anyway.

  • It would probably clarify things if Cllr Mc Cuish simply said it was not him that instigated the ban and he chose his words badly on he radio.
  • So the end the end of the day did Roddy McCuish personally ban photographs on the blog. Did the party ban them or did the officials under their control ban them ?

    Personally I can see the issue, but who was responsible?

Recent comments by ferryman

  • Possible weather disruption to Gourock ferry services 14th and 15th June
    To Robert Wakeham

    You need to take a sharp step back from your posts and consider them in the cold light of day.

    Piers are fixed. Tides go up and down. Boats have used gangways since … well boats.

    They are not ideal. However a boat that sails is worth 1,000 that do not.

    Perhaps somebody can come up with a better solution but if the boat cannot sail I am not even going to get as far as trying to get on it.

    As to your question “Why is the fact I didn’t regularly use the service important?”
    you go and have a think about that.

  • Possible weather disruption to Gourock ferry services 14th and 15th June
    Why should somebody need to lease the Waverley?
    Should we not expect the current contract to be adequate?

    You are perfectly right of course the Waverly is a passenger only paddle steamer built in 1947 yet it is perfectly able to paddle up and down the Clyde in the totally extreme, exceptional, horrific, normal weather that prevents our ferry service from running!

    The current vessels are simply not fit for purpose.
    The people who accepted these vessels were not competent to do so.

  • Possible weather disruption to Gourock ferry services 14th and 15th June
    Robert what are your constructive comments on the gangway that ceased to be used a year ago?

    Did you dislike the colour?
    Was the finish on the handrail not to your taste?

    My recollection was that the handrail at least remained attached to the boat which does not appear to be the case presently (unconfirmed).

    If you wish to submit comments then at least say you are referring to something in the past, and that you don’t actually use the service. That way people can indeed put your comments into perspective and assign the appropriate weight.

  • Possible weather disruption to Gourock ferry services 14th and 15th June
    Er.that handful would be 60,000 vehicles!
    Perhaps that would be why people in Gourock are getting so upset?

    Perhaps that is why on Friday 15/June all 10 lanes at Western were full?

    DunoonLad do you use the ferries? Actually do you live in Dunoon?

  • ‘Once upon a time there was a currency called the Euro’
    What is a Dollar?
    What underpins it?

    At one time the Dollar was linked to gold but that failed, so now it is just a paper currency that everybody “agrees” is acceptable. The Dollar is no more meaningful than the Euro, indeed less so. The fate of the pound is tied to the fate of both the Euro and the Dollar – tough times ahead.

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