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#21 mikeyboy

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:52 PM

 

What does our chief executive Boden get paid so handsomely to do?


 

 

play soldiers?

 

Meaning?



#22 JustMe

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:24 PM

No not really saying Robbie McGregor should be the political leader of the council but questioning why they need one.  After all the elected councillors probably represent just about all political parties.

 

As for the "no contest" result that is something that will happen in multi seat council elections and is maybe an unintentional side effect of the PR system.  Of course the same could happen with single seat Parliamentary constituencies and possibly has happened in the past where, by convention, at least the main parties do not stand against The Speaker.

 

As for a mandate I suppose supporters of the scheme might well say that since no one stood against him in Shetland South (not even a paper Tory) his mandate exists by default.



#23 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

 

 

What does our chief executive Boden get paid so handsomely to do?


 

 

play soldiers?

 

Meaning?

 

 

fourth to last paragraph

 

http://www.shetlandt...-from-wiltshire



#24 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

No not really saying Robbie McGregor should be the political leader of the council but questioning why they need one.  After all the elected councillors probably represent just about all political parties.

 

it needs a leader of some sort its been big enough of a shambles with one lately several god knows what it would be like without

 

the political moniker was only introduced for descriptive purposes to distinguish the council leader from the council convenor

 

the former is in charge of council business the latter of civic and ceremonial business

 

regardless of what their title theres been too many leaders lately

 

one chief where the buck for everything stops then we know where we are and who to blame



#25 brecken

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:51 AM

 

 

^ a leader of some sort is needed just not four like weve had lately - between two stools the ass falls down and all that

Yes I would say to many chiefs and not enough indians.

 

What does our chief executive Boden get paid so handsomely to do?

 

 Mark Boden seems to have risen without trace.

 

 

Mr Boden has taken the council for around half a million so far, done absolutely fu*k-all, had his auld colleagues contracted in as consultants some of which we are still awaiting feedback and reports, I have already expressed my disappointment with this and his general lack of input or enthusiasm to the Ex-Political Leader & Convenor.
One of our local Councillors has yet to meet Mr Boden despite already serving a 5 year term, again showing his inactive approach to the job if he can’t even take the time to meet the councillors elected by the people of Shetland.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see him being the next SIC employee to make it into the Town Hall Rich List with a golden handshake from the SIC.


Edited by brecken, 08 May 2017 - 09:52 AM.

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#26 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 02:52 PM

^ early retirement sometime in the next eighteen month or so i would think....big 60 coming up


Edited by menkeeeaneahi, 08 May 2017 - 02:52 PM.


#27 menkeeeaneahi

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:45 PM

wtf is up with people

 

ive just seen an snp notable on facebook also getting totally confused as to how someone can be the political leader of a council when theyre not a member of a political party

 

no wonder the country is in such a damn mess if political party members are labouring under the illusion theyre the only ones who can be real politicians

 

political is the nature of the business a person is involved in not being signed up to one club or another

 

sheesh....rant over


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#28 George.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

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Edited by George., 17 May 2017 - 05:20 PM.