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

I’m worried about you Gus; you seem to be getting far too upset at the performance of Roddy McCuish than is good for you – it’s clear that he’s carried out quite an effective damage limitation exercise, considering he’s very new to the job of council leader. It also seems clear to me that he didn’t instigate the ban, despite your belief that he incriminated himself – and it’s worth pointing out that in the same BBC R4 World at One interview he seemed to imply that the council never engaged in censorship and never would, before correcting this in his statement on the council’s website to avoid the inference that the council never engaged in censorship in the past. I’m surprised you haven’t thought this worthy of comment – or could it be that you’re only interested in criticising the council if it gives you the opportunity of having a go at the SNP?

Robert Wakeham also commented

  • ‘reasoned debate’ – and you talk about ‘cheap stunts’, Prof, but won’t elaborate?
  • It’s the ‘cheap stunt’ remark that I’d like you to clarify, but you’re clearly a busy man. Hope the imbibing doesn’t colour your opinions too much.
  • Easy to assume someone of British professorial standing, but across the pond (and maybe elsewhere) it seems that the term is used as loosely as the description ‘city’.
  • So tell us how you know that ‘he was told to do that’, that the the SNP spin machine was responsible for the wording. Tell us what you consider to have been a ‘cheap stunt’, and why. No axe to grind? – come off it, IanFraser
  • Without trying to ‘whitewash’ the new council, it doesn’t look to me as if Roddy McCuish did fail his ‘baptism of fire’ – given his very recent ascendancy to the council leadership, his inheritance of both a damaged public relations office and some senior staff who might have been far too cosy with the ‘old guard’, and the fact that the affair blew up in his face just before the weekend. I think that this coming week might be a bigger test of the whole administration, albeit less in the public eye.

Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    MM – lies coming from Obama? – I seriously doubt it, perhaps you’ve got him confused with Trump?
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    ‘Shear arrogance'(sic) is over-egging it by a long way, Malcolm, and remember just how much vindictive sniping there was by people without the guts to identify themselves.
    I think that the For Argyll folk deserve great credit for tolerating all the garbage in the interests of free speech – I would have been sorely tempted to ‘out’ some of the more vicious commentators (and recommend they seek counselling on the state of their mental health, before they get into real trouble).
  • SNP MP backs call for CalMac to put MV Coruisk back on Mallaig-Armadale service – and is to go direct to the Transport Minister
    So, if I understand you correctly, different Calmac ships require different, mutually incompatible, linkspans.
    A polite response is ‘Oh dear’ but there are far less polite reactions that would surely be in order.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    It’s Buckfast, not buck fast – and is named after a Benedictine abbey (also known locally in South Devon as ‘Fast Buck Abbey’).
  • New Transport Minister humiliates CalMac MD
    If a second ship was added to the Craignure route because the Isle of Mull couldn’t cope with the traffic, it’ll be interesting to see what happens when she’s on her own again.

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