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The truths they don't want you to read....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How consultation works

A recent consultation from the Scottish Government about the closure of rural schools was circulated to the Councillors for their comment, along with a draft response.

As is usual, comments were due to be in by close of business on a Thursday to allow the letter to be in the post on Friday.
George Bush as the Emperor
An important topic given the ongoing debate on schools in the islands, and one into which elected member input is vital, given the sensitivities and political/Political nuances surrounding the debate

I am very reliably informed that when one Councillor submitted his comments before the deadline he was told by the Chief Executive that the submission had already gone and his comments were too late.

Surely not true? If so, then perhaps the Audit Committee of the Council should look at this as a matter of urgency before the Audit Commission sink their teeth in.


Anonymous said...

As was said in the old USSR, we are all equal, but some are more equal than others. Particularly members of the KGB.
If you don't toe the line, your opinions do not count with this council. Roll on the Audit Commission of the Scottish Parliament; they pulled the Western Isles Health Board of Dick Manson to pieces, they can do the same with the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar of Flossie and Petrol.

Anonymous said...

did GWB really say that...? context, please!