Crazy, if my pointing out as I did …

Comment posted Senior officers failed to process Cowal Games grant extension by Simon.

Crazy, if my pointing out as I did that the ‘update’ effectively rubbishes all the trash that Nesie wrote in the original article can be equated to stirring – then I’m delighted to say I’m guilty as charged. :)

Havr a nice day. Have plenty champers – if not in celebration then at least to drown sorrows. Go easy on cartwheels after champers ;)

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  • As I said in another post Newsie – when you are wrong you never apologise you just re-write, or invent ‘new facts’, or introduce more red-herrings, or squirm out some new excuse just to try to justify your biased, squalid little piece.

    Thanks for illustrating my claim so perfectly. :)

    Have a nice day.

  • Nobody else commenting on Newsie’s climbdown ?? :)

    Crazy????

  • Doncha just luv the update?????

    Seriously, does this ‘update’ not effectively undermines all the invented trash spouted in the original article?
    After all the facts now appear to be after the decsion was taken by the Cowal Gathering asked for soem revisions, these revisions went back and forth until eventually agreed by all and the document signed. The Cowal Gathering are happy with the process and the process, in Newsie’s words, “has not prejudiced the position of the Games”.

    This is either a mistake (and therefore an apology should be issued), or yet another of Newsie’s ‘boorish-and-petty-we-so-wish-this-story-about-one-of-our-seniot-hate-figures-were-true-because-we-and-some-of-the-more-easily-led-on-here-so-desperately-want-it-to-be-true-pieces’.
    And “It has emerged” is so obviously the new “We hear”.

    Journalist? Pffft.

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11 Responses to Crazy, if my pointing out as I did …

  1. Dereliction of Duty perhaps? Is that in his contract?

    I mean if this is just a simple mistake, it would be easy enough to just come out and own it. “Me so sorry, my bad” etc etc

    …. ah but we are talking about Cleland Sneddon here. A man who even when repeatedly confronted with the truth during the school closures debacle, still could not admit to getting a single thing wrong.

    Hmmmm wonder if he has a new calculator yet? :grin:

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  2. Doncha just luv the update?????

    Seriously, does this ‘update’ not effectively undermines all the invented trash spouted in the original article?
    After all the facts now appear to be after the decsion was taken by the Cowal Gathering asked for soem revisions, these revisions went back and forth until eventually agreed by all and the document signed. The Cowal Gathering are happy with the process and the process, in Newsie’s words, “has not prejudiced the position of the Games”.

    This is either a mistake (and therefore an apology should be issued), or yet another of Newsie’s ‘boorish-and-petty-we-so-wish-this-story-about-one-of-our-seniot-hate-figures-were-true-because-we-and-some-of-the-more-easily-led-on-here-so-desperately-want-it-to-be-true-pieces’.
    And “It has emerged” is so obviously the new “We hear”.

    Journalist? Pffft.

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  3. The update appears to imply that the original article was completely inaccurate in which case it would seem to me that it should also be accompanied by apology to the people whose integrity was questioned in the article.

    Very poor journalism that an article should be so “wrong” – should check facts before writing.

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  4. Sorry to disappoint the as yet illiterate inhabitant of the kindergarten here – but this is no climbdown.
    It is the reporting of accurate detail of the length of time it took for senior officers to act upon the decisions of the then Executive Committee – on a matter which determines the ability of a major event to plan and manage its finances.
    The decision was taken at the end of September 2011. It was four months before any discussions began with the Cowal Gathering.
    There was very little to be done – a few removals form the text of the existing SLA. How long does that take?
    With the action already late and obviously dilatory, it ws n ot completed by the time Councillor Dance moved her motion on ‘discrimination against Helensburgh and Lomond’ for the council meeting on 28th June. With the potential of this motion to derail the Service Level Agreement between the council and the Cowal Games, the Agreement could not then be signed until the outcome of the motion was known.
    The lack of efficiency, never mind urgency, in senior officers carrying out the executive functions they are paid to do says little about their professionalism, their methodology and their commitment to their work.
    It is also careless or ignorant of the business realities affecting an event like the Cowal Gathering. Mid to longer term financial planning is an imperative in today’s world – impossible when such a business cannot demonstrate the certainty of key support until so late a stage.
    We reported honestly that the Cowal Gathering was content with the way things had panned out – because it was just that we did so.
    This does not mean that the organisation was right to be content – but they are not in a position to be critical in the sort of public sector culture in Argyll and Bute that remains to be enlightened.

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  5. As I said in another post Newsie – when you are wrong you never apologise you just re-write, or invent ‘new facts’, or introduce more red-herrings, or squirm out some new excuse just to try to justify your biased, squalid little piece.

    Thanks for illustrating my claim so perfectly. :)

    Have a nice day.

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  6. Ok, reading the update and comments, must admit to being a bit confused (only one coffee in me this morning and really struggling). The whole thing just leaves me with more questions.

    It appears it took a helluva long time for this to be sorted out and payment made. Wonder why? And James Robb is always spot on with finances, wonder what his take is on all this?

    I also wonder who is in/who contacted the Games Committee and who issued the statement that they were happy and if all the committee feel this way.

    I love a good bit of digging, just as Simon loves a good bit of stirring ;)

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  7. Crazy, if my pointing out as I did that the ‘update’ effectively rubbishes all the trash that Nesie wrote in the original article can be equated to stirring – then I’m delighted to say I’m guilty as charged. :)

    Havr a nice day. Have plenty champers – if not in celebration then at least to drown sorrows. Go easy on cartwheels after champers ;)

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