The following email was sent yesterday, 19th August, by SNP Group Leader, Sandy Taylor, to his colleagues in the SNP Grpup.
The stresses within and from without the group are clearly beginning to tell.
Councillor Taylor refers first to today’s meeting – on Tuesday 20th August; and later refers to the next group meeting – on Monday 20th August.
Time for the wet towels.
The email makes it clear that next Monday’s Group meeting [whatever date that may be] will be taking votes on issues on the agenda, with one of the main items being the discussions on possible coalition with Argyll and Bute for Change.
With the agenda for the council meeting on 29th August also to be discussed, the inference is that we can expect changes to be put forward at the meeting – at which the SNP will finally effect their planned retiral from frontline leadership. The ‘way forward’ mentioned is the ‘way out’.
Today’s meeting is being held in Oban for the convenience of some of their external manipulators – SNP Councillors have to be monitored by their authority – the Constituency Chair and Vice Chair.
From: Taylor, Sandy
Sent: 19 August 2013 16:12
To: Blair, Gordon; Devon, Mary-Jean; Glen-Lee, Louise; Horn, Anne; Macintyre, Robert; McCuish, Roderick; Robb, James (Councillor); Semple, John; Strong, Isobel; Taylor, Sandy; Trail, Richard
Cc: Anne Baird
Subject: Upcoming SNP Group Meetings
Just a short reminder of our upcoming Group meetings and planned business.
Tomorrow’s INFORMATION UPDATE MEETING – 20 August 2013
Two specific reports to be presented for the information of members and discussion:
a. A report on the Short Life Working Group
b. A report on the meeting with representative of the Argyll and Bute for Change Alliance
… and time permitting, it may be possible to discuss one or two other items of business, in advance of any decision being made at the Group Meeting on Monday next.
Monday – GROUP MEETING – 20 August 2013
You will recall that I have already given notice of the limited time available at our next business meeting; which will start at 1030 hours and have to finished in time for food, in advance of the Members Seminar at 1300 hours.
Although a formal agenda will be issued in due course, I wish to give notice of the following business:
a. Minute of our Group meeting on 8th August 2013
b. Consideration of the Council Agenda – 29th August 2013
c. The Way Forward, inc. any potential coalition with the Argyll and Bute for Change Alliance
Please note that a vote may be taken on any item of business included on the agenda for the day
Please let me have a note of any item of business which you wish to see on the agenda.