The big match was scheduled to take place today in the council chamber; today we would get to the bottom of why the SNP/Lib.Dem. Cabal cut music tuition in schools in half, right? wrong I’m afraid. You see you can only have a match/contest if both sides turn up and today the SNP led administration didn’t show; they were there in body of course; minus their spines; but fled the scene after about 15 Mn's. cowering behind a procedural scam which they concocted to avoid having to defend their policy of cutting music provision in Renfrewshire Schools . The packed gallery was aghast at the crude cynicism displayed by Scotland’s bravehearts, make no mistake about it, these people are the lowest of the low when it comes to political chicanery.
The rules are that the motion must be moved and seconded which was done by Labour’s Jim Harte and Ian McMillan, any amendment must then be moved and then seconded, this was done by Cllr.Cameron SNP and Cllr. McCartin Lib.Dem. The rules are that at any time after this anyone can move “that the question be put” and if the Convener; in this case Cllr C Lawson SNP is satisfied that enough discussion/debate has taken place she can agree to the vote. Despite the fact that not one speaker out with the movers and seconders had had a chance to speak, she gave the go ahead and the SNP/Lib. Dems. won the vote and then slithered away, the meeting was over and the SNP had quite disgracefully stopped the debate taking place.
Ironically the man responsible for leading this ignominious retreat was none other than braveheart Bruce McFee, the self styled political bruiser and SNP tough guy, he was first to hide behind a procedural trick and ran away from the fight, he crept off “homeward tae think again” equally responsible I’m sad to say was Provost Celia Lawson SNP who is normally one of the few SNP members to show human tendencies, she could have prevented this and inexplicably she didn’t, I can only assume that she was sufficiently instructed by the fundie tendency, likewise Cllr. Derek Mackay, they both couldn’t get out quick enough and Mackay significantly didn’t say a word. “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown Derek”, this was a victory for Brucie, watch yer back son.
These Philistine vandals have robbed Paisley children of the right to learn and enjoy music, think what this country would be like with these people holding an overall majority; the smell of burning books would be everywhere to the perpetual sound of pipes and drums playing, a nightmare scenario that doesn’t bear thinking about.
The worst Education Convener in living memory; Cllr. Cameron SNP remains defiant and stands by her statement that music students in Standard Grade and Higher will not be disadvantaged by the musical tuition being halved; because the provision for this level will remain the same. This is a cause for worry not just because it’s incredibly stupid but; because there is no one on her own side who can take her aside and say look for F***s sake you idiot “the child in the year before Standard Grade will; by the time he/she gets to S.G. have lost half a years tuition and, even worse; the child doing music in primary 6 will; by the time that he/she gets to S.G. have lost a possible 3 years tuition. It’s not a great idea therefore to say they won’t be disadvantaged now is it? None of them are prepared to say anything, what is going on? can they all be that stupid or are they all feart from her.
Anyway the matter will not rest there; we will continue to pursue this and strive to get the children of Renfrewshire back their entitlement to proper music tuition, one music expert reckoned that deciding to destroy a music tradition is easy and quick, building it back up is a momentous struggle, we must not allow the SNP/ Lib. Dems. to get away with this, I urge people to complain to their councillors particularly if they are SNP/Lib.Dems. Let them know how you feel about this despicable and small minded act of educational vandalism.