Newsie, so’Political mischief-making’ is it?? How then would you …

Comment posted No substance to political mischief making on Helensburgh dancers and the Cowal Games by Simon.

Newsie, so’Political mischief-making’ is it??

How then would you describe three of your very own recent articles ?? Viz;

‘Council now restricts reasons why agenda item minutes are restricted’

‘Looks like a council reshuffle’

‘Senior officers failed to process Cowal Games grant extension’

Political mishief-making? – Pot,kettle, black.

Have a nice day :) :) :)

Recent comments by Simon

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    Savills valued the property at £850k. The DV valued it at £1.75m.

    Newsie, For Argyll, the uber-zealots and some who should know better all told us that the DV was wrong and that Savills were the real experts at this game.

    However, if the Council had followed the Savill’s ‘valuation’ that would have cost us all £650k.

  • End of Castle Toward soap opera may be sale to soap tycoon
    A case for cautious optimism?

    Like NCH I would have preferred to have seen a successful community buy-out and course there has been a preferred bidder before and that fell through. Hopefully though this one will not and that Ms Purdie will actively engage with the local community as she has promised to do.

  • End of Castle Toward soap opera may be sale to soap tycoon
    An exclusive interview with Denice Purdie courtesy of the Dunoon Observer.
    http://www.dunoon-observer.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9220:castle-toward-sale-agreed-in-principle-to-local-businesswoman&catid=1:news&Itemid=19
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    This is a most reasonable statement from Community Land Scotland and I am glad that the Scottish Government is tackling this important issue.

    With only one of two exceptions it is only the very, very, wealthy who own sporting estates in Scotland. However, that didn’t stop John Major exempting them from business rates in 1994, nor David Cameron from doubling the public subsidy paid to grouse moors in England. Nor the tax breaks the pretend charitable Trusts such as Bute and Applecross estates receive from the public purse. Nor the rate exemptions private schools receive from the public purse.

    If the very rich want to have their sprogs educated at a school of their choice or blast their way through coveys of grouse and partridge or herds of red deer that’s their decision – but I do object to the rest us being asked to subsidise their choice of lifestyles.

    Because, you see, all of this comes at a time when according to the UK Government’s own figures there are 2.5 million children living in poverty in the UK with still a further £12 Billion of cuts to be made against the Welfare Budget.

    Tax cuts/exemptions for the very rich and welfare cuts for the very poor – I find that obscene.

    The Land Reform Bill is not the whole answer – and I’ve only highlighted one aspect of it here – but if it reverses the exemption from rates these so-called ‘Sporting Estates’ receive then at least it is a start.

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    Why is anyone surprised???

    This is what happens (and it is going to happen even more in the future) when the Tories impose further austerity measures.

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11 Responses to Newsie, so’Political mischief-making’ is it?? How then would you …

  1. Even by any loose standard what she has done is disgraceful, spiteful and petty. Actually these are not the words I would use, I would use stronger however I want this comment to be published.

    A vote of no confidence comes to mind. Perhaps the dunoon and cowal councillors could sort this out.

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    • Not being a Helensburgh resident, never having met this councillor, and watching the unfolding story of the interaction of local politics with local property deals and planning abuses I really wonder how Councillor Dance commanded enough support to achieve re-election.

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    • Go back to the local election candidate lists and have a look at the number of candidates versus number of seats available, voting choice has little to do with it.

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    • Helensburgh voters are not thick, I blame the local paper for spouting Dances and Margaret MacInnes’s nonsence and deceiving all the good people of Helensburgh. Finally people can now see what they are really all about.this article should be spread to theHelensburgh people so they can get the truth. Looking forward to Cowal as always!

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  2. Councillor Dance is a vey close friend and business associate of Mrs MacInnes who runs the very profitable Helensburgh dancing school. Rottenburgh but it seems to be changing at last as Dance and conspirators being exposed. Dance was supported in her stunt by the other members of the coven – Councillors Morton and Morton Junior and the Tories.
    A local worthy described The Coven of Morton, Morton Junior and Dance as – Councillor Me, Councillor MiniMe and Councillor MeMeMe.

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  3. Newsie, so’Political mischief-making’ is it??

    How then would you describe three of your very own recent articles ?? Viz;

    ‘Council now restricts reasons why agenda item minutes are restricted’

    ‘Looks like a council reshuffle’

    ‘Senior officers failed to process Cowal Games grant extension’

    Political mishief-making? – Pot,kettle, black.

    Have a nice day :) :) :)

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  4. I would have thought that Councillor Dance had more important things to do than worry about highland dancers from Helensburgh and Lomond not dancing at the Cowal Games.
    She should be asking the Chief Executive of Argyll & Bute Council why residents in Helensburgh & Lomond only receive a fortnightly uplift of the general waste whereas residents of Lochgilphead, Oban, Dunoon and Campbeltown still have their general waste bins emptied weekly.
    Council taxpayers (Band D equivalent) in Argyll & Bute all pay the same rate of council tax and should therefore ALL receive the same level of service.

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