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
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You mean like all the Scots who already live in the South?
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I suspect GB would dearly like to be rid of the asinine mentality portrayed by NCH here, thank God it doesn’t represent the mindset of the majority of people in this country – just that of one very unrepresentative MSP.
- On nationalism
You might be ranting your way onto thin ice here, MM.
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Richard, when JS says ‘move on with your life’ it means you’ve hit a nerve; you mustn’t criticise the vacuousness of his postings, it’s not as if ‘that’s how social media works’!
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‘…rebuild Scotland into the country they desire’ – meaning, presumably, MM, sinking a fortune into your pet project – a European container superport in Scapa Flow?
The trouble is, a past government thought that second guessing the market and sinking lots of taxpayer’s money into a platform building yard (and workers’ village) at Portavadie would be a no-brainer – and look what happened.
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