Letter: Councillor’s day job

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Sir,

Since our village shop closed, I have obtained the Courier through the post by subscription but your letters page in the latest edition had me reaching for the phone to cancel.

It’s no longer enough that you carry a self-aggrandizing letter from Alastair Redman nearly every week, you now accompany it with a photograph, together taking up nearly half a page.

What startling news does the letter convey?

He’s attended two meetings, had his photo taken in a whisky shop (or ‘whiskey’ to use his spelling) and single-handedly saved the business world.

It’s time to remind him that attending meetings is now his day job, it’s what he’s paid for as a councillor.

When I checked recently with a Freedom of Information request to Argyll and Bute Council he’s not even particularly good at it, having attended 63 per cent of the meetings at which he was expected.

I remain puzzled as to why Mr Redman is treated with kid gloves by the Courier. Does he know where the bodies are buried?

I have taken a selfie of myself standing in front of my whisky shelf which is similar to the photograph of Mr Redman used in last week’s paper. NO_c26letterspic01_Whisky selfie 002

Tony Williams, Grumpy Old Man, Muasdale.