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

What is really aggravating is that A&B could so easily have turned the Record story to their advantage.
They could have pointed out that all the staff at the school were supportive of the Blog and that they valued what Martha was doing but that the Daily Record was guilty of gross mis-representation of what was said in the blog and that the council would defend their staff who couldn’t answer for themselves.
In one quick press release they would turn the attention from the council to the Record article and if, as I’m sure would have happened, Martha’s blog and/or her father made clear that the headline was ‘out of order’ The Record would have had to defend itself. They would have become the ‘guilty party’.
Instead with their eyes ‘wide shut’ A&B decide that they will blame the child and instantly are the ones ‘guilty’ of picking on a child and that can only be because they have something to hide.
This is a mis-calculation on the level of Goliath saying “I’ll soon sort out that pip-squeak David.”

Recent comments by BFOandC

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    For me this is final proof that Cameron has no real interest in maintaining the Union. If the SNP were writing his script it couldn’t work out better for them.

    So he ‘insists’ on a one question referendum meaning the stark choice is between the status quo or independence. Then, shortly after the SNP have seemed to be taking damage over the issue of Scotland’s membership of the EU post-independence, up pops Cameron and puts EU membership in doubt even if Scotland remained in the UK.

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    Sorry, I really don’t think anything I said was misleading. The facts (not opinions) are:
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    MR intervened because a recording had been made and distributed.
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