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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Find foot, find mouth, insert one into the other

The latest exchange of correspondence between the MSP and the Education Department demonstrates a serious lack of understanding of the role and remit of the Council and of the MSP.

Following on from the previous correspondence, it would be funny if it weren't so serious.

As Murdo MacLeod, Director of Education says, "The situation therefore is that you sought to intervene at an operational level, as much as a political one, by seeking to engage with this Department’s staff before the Comhairle had even met to consider my report and its recommendations. This is totally unacceptable."

Pretty clear an unequivocal, but obvious Mr Allan knows more about what should happen to the education system in the Western Isles than the Director. I look forward to the next instalment with baited breath.

Update 1pm: There is another letter from Mr Allan, but this time I am told he backs down from his previous stance. A copy, along with the response from the Director, would be much appreciated.

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