How Argyll & Bute Works: some questions for Cllr Walsh

I decided it might be nice to drop Dick a wee line or two so here is what I sent him today:

From: Breslin, Michael Sent: 18 June 2015 17:49 To: Walsh, Dick Cc: Dance, Vivien; Marshall, Bruce Subject: questions

Cllr Walsh, please reply to the following questions:

1              Why did you choose to create a project board that operates outwith the standing orders? To phrase this another way, why did you not create a short life working group instead which would have had to work within them?

2             Why have you completely overlooked me on at least 16 occasions for appointments to committees etc since January 2014?

3             Why have you instructed officers not to pass on to me the budget pack from the recent seminar?

4             Why have you instructed officers not to provide me with the slides used on the day?

Thank you

Michael Breslin


  1. Hi Michael

    As always, offered in the most positive of ways and based on my political naivety. You state in Q2-4, ‘Why have you (my emphasis) .’.

    Having read previous posts, Cllr Walsh may deny that he is the perpetrator and that this is a committee / management team / officials’ decision / proposal to which he has / has not responded. In essence, ‘It wisnae me’. Notwithstanding, I am sure that you have anticipated this.

    Keep the good work going and the pressure up but, in the process, ensure that you are on the right side of the law!



    (Scotland’s developing democracy)


    1. Thanks Harry.

      I had earlier asked officers who took the decision to withhold this information. I did not get a reply so it is both logical and reasonable to assume that Cllr Walsh is behind this.


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