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what a bunch of cunts
I'm Actually out raged
Labour? Tories? SNP? Are councils even one party?
I can't find who the majority party are, they're denying us the truth!
Ok, so Independant and SNP have the most seats. Fair enough.
are middle and late middle aged business people who don't understand what the internet is and means to democracy & policy
they REALLY ought to be working with and applauding the initiative of their young citizens and responding positively to the criticism
that independant and SNP councillors are out of touch, and they'd be better off voting for someone else?
It might well be a decision taken by the employed council staff.
In any case, I'd suggest anyone complaining on the internet about the decision does so here rather than (or as well as) on a messageboard forum the council won't actually ever see...
There is no overall control
The MSP is SNP
Only six out of 32 local authorities have majority paryy control (up from just two last time). 3 others - island councils - have 'independent control' (same as last time).
Although I'll admit I know little of the heathen ways north of The Wall.
Through Trial by Combat. Savages.
Just the 32 unitary authorities (aka councils).
To be fair, UK-wide, NOC is far less prevalent.
They're a bit weird like that.
What happened to the world?
but the actual citizen journalism of this specific case is the best kind you could imagine
it's not a vanity project
it's a single (and important) issue done simply and effectively, raising both awareness and actual cash monies
besides, why shouldn't children have a voice in democracy to speak about their life experiences?
while updating their blogs from their smartphones?
This blog was good and presented information without resorting to hyperbole and smugness. I thought exactly the same when I was in primary school and refused to have them (even though my darling mother was a dinner lady!)
someone's already put the Argyll & Bute council in the list of examples on that page
I can't see that it matters much, to be honest.
i might have to revive my daily lunch threads in protest.
They'll soon cave.
You've got nearly 3 months of material here:
pint of starpramen with a reduced supermarket sandwich, on a bench!
I'd go so far as to say some of those border on 'executive'.
how can they actually stop the child?
will they confiscate all mobiles with camera facilities (other children could take photos hand them to the blogger)
They surely have no juristiction over the childs blog. And since the school meals have been purchased they are no longer the property of the school. People are allowed to take photos freely although within schools photos of actual children should not be encouraged to be put on the net.
How can they actually stop this child?
I mean if her parents and her really wanted to push it they might succeed (though I'm sure there's a privacy law the council could try to exploit...) but it sounds like this was just something the kid was enjoying doing and I'm not sure she or her family would want to put herself or the school through the hassle to assert the right to do it.
then this is precisely the kind of thing it ought to consist of
...so perhaps the Government will intervene
for no good reason, then I had problems in actually stopping doing it in other ways. Sometimes even the pettyest thing
brilliant blog. what a cool lady.
will it impress my feminist friends?
That lady who played Hit Girl in Kick Ass was really cool.
i have a beautiful book filled with pictures of them and recipes/step-by-step how to make animals/different shapes/flowers etc
well the best response would be for the school to take photos of all the meal options and put that up daily, it is true that some kids only pick a few odd things.
PS Mrs Knees has had 3 fathers days to cater for at her school. It has been incredibly popular with some dads/grandads coming back for another day, they only get to eat what is available for the kids (albeit more)
but my son hasnt sent it through yet
Their view is that it was giving them a bad name
Not that they were protecting the interests of the children in any way
GOOD ONE PR TEAM
I think they missed the point somewhat.
Public relations, eh.
But most are alright really. The portions look a little measly, but she is 9 years old, that is how much they are meant to eat. Plus most things look shite on a plastic tray.
"Time To Fire The Dinner Ladies..."
One stupid reaction compounding an idiotic, lazy headline. Since when do dinner ladies cook the food? At my school, they were there to herd us into the hall, to make sure we didn't queue jump and that the older boys didn't steal the dinner plates off the first years for dessert 2nds.
Still no excuse for the council's shoddy behaviour towards Martha.
Check out her blog and watch the page-view counter increase in real time.