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There have been no shortage of FOI requests …

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.

Integrity? Not in the Condemall also commented

  • 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

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    Who is stating that it won’t go ahead, all be it in a revised form?
  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    And they would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those pesky kids…

    (I’ll get my coat)

    The extent to which it is defective must be marginal if it got as far as appeals to the Supreme Court.

    Be interesting to see how much any revisions are actually material in terms of what is rolled out but my gut feeling is that they will be marginal and a lot of people happy at today’s ruling are going to be spitting blood.

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    My personal view on this is that we are better without the thumbs up and down. They don’t mean anything and they just clutter the page. I think they are more of a trivial facebook/twitter thing than something for a forum.

    You also get people who simply use them just because they don’t like the poster regardless of what they say. I am pretty sure if Malcolm or NCH posted a story about a lovely old lady being recognised for her lifetime commitment to helping retired guide dogs there would be someone petty enough to give it a thumbs down!

    However I appreciate people might like them.

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    It is probably worth being clear that this will not stop it being implemented – it just means there will be some amendments to it. Amendments which could have been got to without a stack of cash wasted on legal battles if politicians could be a little more grown up and a little less obsessed with never admitting they don’t know everything.
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    Like indy1 it was a campaign packed with untruths from both sides and it further demonstrated that our politicians will say anything to hoodwink the public to voting their way. We are already seeing the Remain camp back pedalling on two of the claims they pedalled relentlessly in order to get votes.

    I think you’re pessimistic in terms of the number of previous NO voters that this will swing. Hardly scientific I know but I have been very surprised at the number of friends of mine who have already said they will now vote yes, some of them who were staunch No voters before. However I’m not basing this view on what a few of my mates say! There is just an inherent logic that such an issue is bound to cause a degree of swing toward Yes and we know that swing doesn’t need to be substantial.

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