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Comment posted Sturgeon’s personality cult campaign an unavoidable decoy duck by JB.

That’s right Robert – the real issue is a crumbling road so narrow in many places that two buses or HGVs cannot pass. The gateway to the Highlands and it’s worse than many roads I travelled across in Albania and Kosovo a few years ago.

Waiting at the lights was sometimes a godsend as it allowed temporary respite from drivers who felt only able to do 25mph from Tarbert onwards.

JB also commented

  • SOme would agree. Others may suggest that when you get down to a constituency level, the SNP have delivered next to nothing. Pulpit Rock – the most bizarre attempt to deal with a problem that didn’t exist, ignoring the bigger picture. The Rest and Be Thankful – expensive sticking plasters – action yes, but embarassing that’s the best that can be done. Kilcreggan Ferry – left to rot, let’s just wait and see how SPT screw it up again. Dunoon Ferry – pandering to the rich and spending millions every year on it. West Coast Ferries – rather than make it work better and for less, the SNP have simply thrown cash at it – problem solved apparantly.

    What have the SNP done over the last 9 years to bring employment and business into Argyll? Very little is the answer. Sure, some temporary jobs were created when wind turbines were sponsored all over the place, but once they are built, very few jobs there.
    Free prescriptions? Lovely – even the wealthy get them – they don’t get asked to pay a penny. Progressive? Hardly.

    So yes, they may be popular, but why is beyond me. And when people really think about it, ignore the spin, they might start to question that unfailing loyalty.

Recent comments by JB

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Wearing is it?

    The so called point about the flexible tickets is a bit of a red herring – yes, they offer flexibility – and so you would expect at £3/400+ a pop rather than £60 for an Easyjet flight. Which btw, even at the very last minute can get you home for £146.99 in the worst case – the ‘flexibility’ argument doesn’t stand up.

    I simply don’t understand why people like you Longshanks will defend the SNP against anything. Why do you not support me that a party that complains endlessly about austerity should at least demonstrate some restraint themselves?

    These guys are on over £70,000 a year. Plus expenses. And you are defending them.

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Wings most certainly didn’t make ‘mincemeat’.

    Two things are interesting here. Firstly, when in a hole, the SNP always have the backstop of ‘we’re no worse than anyone else’. Some measure. Secondly – they seem to think that because the flight was not technically a business class flight, spending £450 a pop rather than £80 is somehow acceptable.

    This is the very day Sturgeon took one of her day trips down to London to preach about austerity and how bad it is. Leather seats, plenty leg room, free breakfast, free booze on way home – austerity Westminster MP style.

    The same day that the SNP refused to celebrate the arrival of the first of a series of ships that have kept Grangemouth plant open and hundreds of jobs- thanks to, in part, a grant from..the Scottish Government. THey put money into a project that is totally dependant on Fracked gas – but refuse to allow fracking in Scotland.

    The same day Natalie McGarry is charged with embezzlement – this is the same McGarry that you know wings will have defended in the past Murdoch.

    Aye…a good one. Scotland is a mess and people like you will find any excuse for them. We should be booting them out and letting real politicians run the country. I’ve not mentioned CAP payments yet, of how Sturgeon incessantly talks Scotland down at every opportunity these days – apparantly Scotland being part of global trade again is not a good think. Apparantly bringing back sovereignty is bad. Apparantly leaving a totally corrupt and undemocratic organisation is to be regretted.

    My prediction – in 4.5years time, the Tories will be in minority government.

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    You miss the point completely. No surprise there tho, even although it’s you and I paying for it.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    I can tell you – she gets on with no work. I know because I’ve sat near her on many occasions – along with most of the SNP posse. I’ve raised the issue of MPs choosing the most expensive method of getting from Edinburgh/Glasgow to London on these pages quite a few times in the past.

    London City is generally the most expensive airport to fly from, albeit extremely convenient if you work in the City – which the MPs don’t. I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as ‘Business Class’ – unless that entitles you to choose your own seat and hold luggage tho.

    Rather than choose the very very cheap Easyjet flight, our MPs choose to fly from City, enjoy breakfast on the way down and a drink on the way back up as well as mixing with the business elite of London rather than the riff raff who choose Easyjet…

    Having done both routes equally over the years, the main let down of Gatwick is the shuttle to the other terminal. 30mins flat from Victoria. Vs two hot and crowded journeys on the Jubilee line and then over to the DLR.

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Thoughts with Lynda. Maybe some of the regulars might help keep things ticking over until newsie is in a position to make a come back?

    I know I’ve gotten a lot from the site and happy to give something back. I’ll put my name down. Any other takers? Andrew?

    Forargyll is a great site, an asset to anyone with interest in current affairs near and far.

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