I am beginning to wonder if my recent and ongoing quarrel with big chief Eileen McCartin the Libdem leader is causing her to unravel a bit, if her recent hysterical letter in the Paisley Daily Express is anything to go by I could be right. She stridently accuses me of insulting her dead parents! A quite appalling thing to do (did she think about what she was saying?) and a terrible accusation to make: she made the same accusation at a full council meeting and it was met with incredulity by everyone. I think I can say with confidence that no elected councillors that I have met and I’ve met some crackers would do such a thing: not even her. Folk were asking would Cllr. Kelly do such a thing, would anyone? My sworn enemies looked at her with expressions which said she had lost the plot and I think she had. I think it prudent that I should reproduce the part of the article written by me that she so irrationally seized on in her desperation to land a blow.
I wrote an article in which she featured and not in a pleasant way: I make no apology for that: had she said Cllr. Kelly has insulted me I would immediately have said you are correct but what she said was that I had insulted her dead parents, here is the passage she refers to. I finish the piece by adding this insult to my previous comments about her it is of course designed to wound using humour, probably with hindsight humour is a bit risky when dealing with someone like Cllr. MCCartin “suffice to say the money her parents spent on the Swiss Finishing School was a waste” Now, who is being insulted here? her or her dead parents? And here is another point she overlooked in her revenge filled rush to retaliate. How could I insult her dead parents when I did not know they were dead? Answers please Cllr. McCartin I know you are reading this. The paradoxical and rather sad result of her conceit is that people reading this will know that I did not insult her dead parents and also that I did not know that they were dead. But readers also cannot fail to notice that she has in fact cynically and quite dishonourably exploited her late parents to try to injure me. I confess to finding Cllr. McCartin a very difficult person to like her crass actions and her attitude to her late parents here demonstrate why, she is an unprincipled bully whose moral principles and policies are always for sale to the highest bidder.
Her letter to the PDX contains a couple of other howlers suggesting that she was unable to count to ten before putting pen to paper, she states and I paraphrase “Cllr. Kelly hates me and my party because we refused to prop up a useless dying breed of Labour Cllrs. in 2007” she forgets or is conceited enough to overlook the fact that the events she refers to were conducted in public on election night before a big crowd at Linwood Sports Centre and guess what? She was negotiating with both the SNP and Labour to do a deal and she did what those who know her knew she would do, she sold herself and her party to the highest bidder. There were no principles involved at all it was a case of ‘what’s in it for me’ nothing else mattered to her.
Last but not least she displays just how far over the edge her quest for revenge has taken her by saying that “if Cllr. Kelly is attacking me we must be doing something right” She and her treacherous party in Renfrewshire were humiliated at the election and won 4 out of 40 seats and the Libdems sit at 12% in the national polls and still sliding but: Cllr. Big Chief McCartin does not do logic: she brooks no argument she is all powerful “ we must be doing something right” she says and here is the rub for all you residents of Renfrewshire this woman is Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Social work Board and much more as well as being Deputy Leader of the Council, in the absence of Cllr. Celia Lawson she could be the public face of Renfrewshire, meeting dignitaries etc. could Renfrewshire recover from that? this is what can happen under voting reform, be warned.