Comment posted Council cannot say HOW they decide on media accreditation by Robert Wakeham.
Just read my letter in the OT, Simon, and you’re lucky – it’s been ‘condensed’. Something that happens rarely, if at all, to comments in FA. If you want to see my letter in all its glory, Simon, the unexpurgated version is available in today’s Squeak – and will presumably afford you even greater cause to demonstrate your outrage. Enjoy.
Robert Wakeham also commented
- That’s the old Simon.
- I’m sorry, I don’t prepare scripts and I haven’t read the Oban Times. ‘Absolutely everything’? – not by a long chalk.
- And presuming FA does receive media accreditation – you have your script prepared, Simon?
- Michael – don’t you think that obstructing access to council meetings just encourages suspicions that there’s skulduggery at work? Surely the more access to council deliberations, the less room for assumptions and suspicions. My impression is that we’ve had years of cosy limited-access deliberations that wouldn’t have borne close scrutiny when it’s a question of open and fair administration. Behaviour hardly likely to protect council staff from criticism and innuendo, justified or not.
- I’m surprised you grace us with your presence.
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Glasgow helicopter crash: now the questions – but why no black box?
The roof of the pub was very unusual – the building had originally been much higher, and after the roof and top floors were demolished the first floor structure was retained and covered with a flat roof structure, which was eventually covered with another flat roof structure. If, as would be usual, the first floor was heavy timber joists with the voids filled with ash or similar deafening, this – plus the layers above – would have ‘cushioned’ the impact to some extent, and might explain the reports from people who’d been in the pub that the ceiling didn’t cave in immediately on impact.
- Storm tally and situation review
How about leaving the ‘perspective’ for 24 hours until the other consequences – well beyond Tiree – become apparent?
- The Castle Toward affair: more puzzles
This might give ‘multitasking’ a whole new meaning, in the same way that the council meetings seem to benefit from a novel application of the ‘just in time’ production philosophy to the ‘delivery’ of information to councillors just before they’re required to reach a decision.
Probably also linked to the ‘need to know’ principle of keeping as many people as possible ‘in the dark’ for as long as possible, in the interests of efficient, smooth and hassle-free administration.
And let’s not forget the notion of ‘corporate responsibility’ – swim together, sink together?
- Storm tally and situation review
Just now the BBC Travel news website shows the Rest as reopened, but shows the A82 closed both north of Tarbet and to the south, at Arden. It also shows the A83 closed near Kennacraig.
The Traffic Scotland website, on the other hand, only mentions the A82 closure north of Tarbet, and for spells of no more than 15 minutes.
There seems to be room for improving the information, and maybe even increasing the computers’ vocabularies to overcome their propensity for occasionally spouting nonsense.
- Transport Scotland warns travellers to prepare for strong winds tonight and tomorrow morning
There’s a link on the STV website – no West Highland services, or to the north of Inverness, and not many even in the Central Belt. I can’t remember the last time a bad weather forecast led to such widespread planned shut down.
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