Its nice that the council are really concentrating …

Comment posted New Council Leader’s unambiguous clarification on Dinnergate by neil macintyre.

Its nice that the council are really concentrating on the important problems in Argyll.Never mind SPYGATE and Chord lets just a have a big meeting about School dinners.
Anyone got any news about officers retiring and being employed again with the council as consultants just a wee story I got today.Will check up to see if Rhodie has any crack about it.

Recent comments by neil macintyre

  • Without corroborating evidence, what would a jury do with this?
    In my own personal experience you have to take the role of the local sheriff into the debate as they follow the word of the police and even when you have no previous criminal record and are sober you are deemed a liar.
    As the sheriff said in my case why would these officers lie they could loose there jobs so when you are dealing with that mentally and in court one of the charges was thrown out because it was a blatant fabrication which they tried to hammer me with simply because they can.
    When you bring in council from the city they are amazed at the kangaroo court and what they can get away with.
    Cheers Neil.
  • Lib Dem performance in Euro elections may spin out into Argyll & Bute
    Great idea folks if the average wage in the country is supposed to be around £25,000 that’s what they should get.
    As its all about serving the country and not about financial gain it should get 100% backing from politicians of all parties.
    Karl I would certainly sign a petition it would be great just before the referendum to see what answer we would get.
    You might have to go into hiding for suggesting it but surely when money is tight they should take the lead.
    Cheers Neil.
  • Lib Dem performance in Euro elections may spin out into Argyll & Bute
    Just another wee twist on the referendum bandwagon with Tommy Sheridan coming to speak in support of the Yes side in Oban on the 10th of April.
    I love Tommy,s fight on some social issues and his court case was worth watching he loved the spotlight but on this one I can,t support him.
    I will keep him as my Twitter background as I think his heart is in the right place although other parts of his body might need to be kept in check.
    I am disappointed I will miss it but I will be on holiday with my oldest grandkids.
    Any chance you will cover it newsie.
    Cheers Neil.
  • No criminality in the McAlpine story – now let it be
    Good job this lady was not employed by Argyll and Bute council like poor Jo Smith who was sacked by our councillors for doing nothing.
    An investigation which cost us taxpayers in Argyll thousands of pounds found no evidence of any wrong doing and her eventual out of court settlement victory vindicated her brave fight.
    Sorry newsie this is a well paid lady who could of paid this out of her own pocket if she cared that much and she would be the first in line to call for some other persons head if the shoe was on the other foot. I am sure she will enlighten us all in any future newspaper column she writes.
    Cheers Neil.
  • Shock attempt to scupper planned council funding for Argyll and the Isles Tourism Cooperative
    Very interesting story which hopefully I can ask Louise about at our next community council meeting which she usually attends.
    It’s not something I pay any attention to usually but why did Mike Story,s post which seemed perfectly sensible and straight get so many thumbs down. Have I missed something?
    Cheers Neil.

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11 Responses to Its nice that the council are really concentrating …

  1. After this remarkable fiasco will Councillor Roddy McCuish do the decent thing and make a substantial donation to Martha’s charity on behalf of A&B Council as well as issuing an unconditional apology to this poor young student.

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  2. Its nice that the council are really concentrating on the important problems in Argyll.Never mind SPYGATE and Chord lets just a have a big meeting about School dinners.
    Anyone got any news about officers retiring and being employed again with the council as consultants just a wee story I got today.Will check up to see if Rhodie has any crack about it.

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  3. Pingback: Argyll News: It’s goodbye from Martha as Council switches off her dinnercam | For Argyll

  4. Yet another near wholly embarassing (yet neither much entertaining or particularly humorous) carry on from out of this astonishingly backward local authority. This incident being ingloriously graced with master classes in fumbling incompetence in the interpretation of facts, inappropriate knee-jerk reactions, & then by embarrassing U-turns accompanied by cliche-ridden, rushed out howls of self-justification from the centre, ‘it wisnae me’ etc etc etc (when justly spotted). All comprehensively demonstrating systemic institutional self-regard, woeful symptoms of myopic arrogance, poor organisational coordination, good old-fashioned pomposity, poor service values in general – & the now customary Stalinist methods that have so often disgraced & discredited this thorough shambles of a local authority.

    You really couldn’t invent the catalogue of crass stupidities & self-inflicted wounds that, not infrequently, emanate from the offices of this local council. Barely fit for purpose as an organisation, is the continuing impression that’s created…certainly an impression that’s now well evidenced.

    ‘Happy to hear that this recent incident of sheer disregard & institutional disdain for the aspirations & views of members of the local constituency (i.e. the actual people of the area) has come to detailed national attention via “The Guardian” newspaper’s website. ‘Delighted also to learn that the story has gone viral across the internet. Welcome to the 21st Century, Argyll & Bute Council – it’s perhaps time to wake up to modern ways of doing things now. Could try very much harder – probably would be a good idea to, not least so as to try to avoid becoming a UK-wide laughing stock, in addition to being increasingly deplored across the real world of 21st century Argyll & Bute.

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  5. Will the person or persons responsible for placing the gagging order on this young lady please put his or her hands up, and then resign from AB. This is a disgraceful episode in what was supposed to be a new open council, shades of the old Mc Intyre regime. We need a full enquiry into this matter, and a review of all funding for childrens meals at school. Someone is making money , and children are not getting value for money.
    Lets clear this up and soon before there is a massive public backlash, and heads will roll.

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    • Time for the person or persons reponsible for making a wrong decision to learn from it. I think calling for resignations is as knee jerk a reaction as the decision to pervent Martha from doing her good work. These times of Tory/Lib Dem imposed austerity are hard enough without individuals giving up salaries simply for making what was in my opinion a bad call.

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  6. I know it’s non-PC and in very bad taste, but I can’t get out of my head the image of the perpetrator of the ban trussed up in a large cooking pot suspended over a brisk fire somewhere in the jungle with a lot of very happy kids dancing around it. Sorry.

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  7. How many mistakes do our well-paid council employees have to make before they are asked to resign. There is a well known say “three strikes and you are out”. Clelland Sneddon and Sally Loudon have certainly made more than three glaring mistakes and it is time for them to be given their P45′s with NO payoff.

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