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Comment posted Current council coalition seeks to impose future political management by Dr Douglas McKenzie.

I’d come (and would indeed only charge a modest amount)! “Simon” would need to wear a brown paper bag though (or perhaps more than one…).

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  • Integrity and I are twins separated at birth and joined by a symbiotic mental link powered by entangled particles.

    Or perhaps it was just obvious.

  • Political yes but with a small “p”. What Integrity of course meant was that ARSN is not a party political group. I think the correct designation is that we are a pressure group (and seemingly quite good at pressure too!).
  • But probably not a gay female, American post graduate student in Damascus. For starters “Simon” is rarely mature.
  • Crazy She-Vampire-Bat!

    Last days in the bunker moving the non-existent divisions around. Only four days now until the good guys tanks are parked on the castle lawn. I wonder if they will find any interesting skeletons in the ruins of the doomed Administration?

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  • Rustle with Russell
    More utter rubbish from Lynda Henderson. Have you actually spoken to Bob Allen? Whoever told you the story sold you a pup and in your arrogance you cannot admit to be wrong so you make up this story that he was persuaded not to resign.

    Your position is completely untenable.

  • Russell back in the bathtub, now trying to sink Keith Brown’s boat
    I’m afraid you condemn yourself by your own words. I don’t think that anyone reading what you have written here and the language you have used would conclude anything other than that you have a deep dislike for Mr Russell and that dislike is leading you to basically lose all sense of either proportion or impartiality. It doesn’t matter how well (or otherwise) you know Mr Russell you are clearly exercised by your interpretation of his actions and it is leading you well beyond the pale in what I would consider fair comment.

    This vendetta against Mr Russell and the SNP is destroying FA’s credibility and I have to confess that I’m seriously considering whether or not to continue reading FA (which will cheer Malcolm up if nothing else). I for one am becoming increasingly disenchanted by the constant negativity and sheer nastiness that has crept into this blog. I say that with a lot more sorrow than anger because I think that FA could have been great and indeed still could but there has to be a degree of balance, civility and indeed humour. All we are getting here is bile and it is causing me heartburn.

  • Russell back in the bathtub, now trying to sink Keith Brown’s boat
    To be honest, this post clearly shows that you are speaking from your personal dislike of Mr Russell rather than an unbiased analysis of the man. Phrases such as “publicity hungry coward” are well beyond what is reasonable comment.
  • Russell back in the bathtub, now trying to sink Keith Brown’s boat
    You don’t seem to understand the separation of a MSP’s duty to his or her constituency and their responsibilities as a Government Minister.

    Yet again, this is another instance where a member of the Government can do no right: speak up and be condemned as “desperate” or stay silent and be accused of not serving your constituents’ interests.

    It is just as well that Mr Russell has broad shoulders!

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    • Crazy She-Vampire-Bat!

      Last days in the bunker moving the non-existent divisions around. Only four days now until the good guys tanks are parked on the castle lawn. I wonder if they will find any interesting skeletons in the ruins of the doomed Administration?

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  1. I’m not familiar enough with some of the procedural stuff relating to this story – how can the current Administration tie the hands of the new one? If they vote now to ‘recommend’ the retention of the Executive Committee, can a new ruling group not simply ignore the recommendation after the election, if they want to?

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  2. So, the Council pass a motion recommending (ie not binding) a structure to the incoming council and Newsie spins it “which tries to imposes the status quo ” and starts foaming at the mooth again.

    There is no story.

    Settle down dears – still 3 days to go…. :)

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  3. Robert, given that “the Executive had set up [the Short Life Working Group]* to review the matter of political management arrangements” it seems only reasonable that the Council comes to a decision on the matter before it is dissolved.

    An incoming Council of whatever hue need of course take no notice of the recommendation – regardless of the nonsense spin Newsie tries to put on it. But by ensuring the Council voted on it Cllr Walsh was ensuring also that his admistration concluded on a bit of business that it had set up.

    Everything else about this story is just so much froth and some who should know better are getting their knickers in a twist over nothing at all other than Newsie’s over-wrought and cooncil-conspiracy-ridden imagination..

    Hope that helps :)

    * my brackets

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    • Simon, I find myself in the odd position of thanking you for answering my question. I will try not to let it happen again :-)

      Are you feeling nervous about the future?

      Have a nice evening!

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  4. Tim, why would I be nervous mate? I’m not employed by the Council, I’m not a councillor, not standing for election nor a member of a political party. What have I got to be nervous about?

    It’s those who are making fairly rash predictions and stupid promises that are nervous and they might yet end up with egg on their faces. And post-election I guarantee Neurotic Newsie will either a) be praising the electorate for their good sense or b)dammning them for their stupidity….

    I will have a good evening thanks Tim – you too :)

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  5. The motion to continue meets all of Simon’s points about concluding a piece of business. So why should Cllr Walsh and his Coalition feel any amendment necessary.
    It was just infantile politics for the Trinity knew that no opposition member could recommend the proposals to any future administration.

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    • James is right. This was just petty and a waste of everyone’s time. The paper should have never been submitted as an agenda item.

      What the Council should have been doing (as others have) is pulling together some different models of governance delivery and then presenting these options to the administration (whatever its make up) after the election.

      This is the stuff of school playgrounds.

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  6. “Tim, why would I be nervous mate? I’m not employed by the Council, I’m not a councillor, not standing for election nor a member of a political party.” – Simon

    Well if thats the case, bearing in mind all the inside info you have, begs me to ask, are you Sally bin Loudon’s husband then? :)

    I asked before and now I hope you have had a chance to read through the snash from the candidates, so who are you voting for?

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  7. James, ‘infantile’ is being unable to muster enough votes to win a vote and then whining about it afterwards. ;)

    Have you thought that mibbie Tricky did it – just because he could??

    CSB – don’t be a silly-crazy – no. As to who I shall vote for – well having read various leaflets, party pamplets (including absolute tripe from one candidate) and listend bored out my skull to a snp advocate – I shall be voting Independent. :)

    And you??

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  8. Hmmmm, not Sally’s husband… are you actually a bloke? Stranger things have happened lol

    Postal vote already away, I voted for:

    1. An INDEPENDENT Independent
    2. An INDEPENDENT Independent
    3, 4, 5, 6 – can’t remember the exact order
    7. Danny Kelly

    Anyone but Danny :)

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  9. Gawd you lot are obesssed. Robert you’ve cracked the Damascus gay female one before and trust me it wasn’t near funny the first time either.

    “doc” predicatable as ever – trying to make a funny – but obviously that operation he had was a humour by-pass.

    Crazy-living up to her name as per…

    Still, ah know you’re all excited! Not long to go now – but calm down dears (honestly it’s just like talking to the kids before Christmas…. :)

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  10. Got a lovely leaflet through from Ken Smith last night. He might be third on my list (can’t remember).

    Coracle – I’ve said it again and again – I have no political affiliation and I think it was a little more than just the SNP that saved the school ;)

    For the record, there is one person standing in Lomond North who deserves my vote more than anyone and thats the one that stood up and spoke out against the closures on the 25th of November 2010 and was unwaivering in his support of Luss Primary School throughout that horrific and tumultous time – GEORGE FREEMAN.

    I want to vote for someone who has principles, no matter what the personal cost and who will dogmatically represent the views of the people he represents.

    George is my No.1 purely on the commitment he showed to Luss and its primary school.

    I think he flippin well deserves it.

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  11. well played csb and arsn – that dumb snp no longer required! if i remember right the snp gave up power to save your school – a third place vote is perfect. what do rest of arsn say about this?

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  12. Yes, I’m an ARSN member – which is a group of parents and community members from across Argyll that have gotten together over a common purpose.
    We all have different political views and backgrounds (mine as I have stated on here before was Labour for many years).
    The above is my personal view on the candidates in my area and nothing to do with ARSN Coracle, but congrats on the nice try at stirring it.

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  13. Integrity – oh c’mon off it – “ARSN aren’t a political group”.

    Of course they are. They might not be a political party but their actions are those of a political group. Gawd’s sake even the advert top right of the For Argyll page says ‘Vote ARSN’!!

    Duh!!!!

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  14. Crazy – what link??

    And “doc” you doing mind reading as well now??? “What Integrity of course meant…. “

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  15. Might I suggest that once the election is over Forargyll arranges a Forargyll Lunch for all its contributors this past year (at amodest charge)?

    It could be a great bun fight!

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  16. BUN FIGHT!!!! Yes yes yes! Simon, you can wear a disguise!

    Simon, ARSN’s lovely advert top right, click on it. Should take you to the list.

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