The Fall Of The House Of Purcell. Do not Go OFF TOPIC

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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby banjo » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:05 pm

stress was the initial official press report.agreed stress is a terrible thing,i seen it on my cancer suffering daughters face face today when she read out that she had lost her appeal against the dss decisionn to award her any kind of invalidity whatsoever.she has to struggle onto public transport with her baby in tow to the health centre balancing her wig because she does not want folk to see what chemotherapy does to a young woman.before cancer she had worked every day since leaving school.not stressed enough according to our caring dss,that accolade goes to the drunks and the junkies ,oh and our well cared for council leaders.do i sound angry you better fucking believe it.her honesty in saying that she is refusing to allow herself to get depressed and is detemined to beat it .
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby Josef » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:27 pm

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A clearer case of 'do as I say, not as I do' would probably be harder to find. Your 'Let he who is without sin...' allusion is inapppropriate in this case.

Assuming, of course, that the general rumours flying around the internet have a basis in truth.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:08 pm

Would that be the rumours put round by Councillor McThuggish of the opposition. He used to be a community inactivist but now goes around scraping women's cars.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:39 pm

God save the ordinary person who doesn't have a connection to the Net.

I was trying to find out what Purcell was up to and we have:

or more plausibly given GCC's puritanical tendencies tea
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Glasgow City Council

Postby Socceroo » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:15 am

Although Castle Craig is known as a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre it does not necessarily follow that Councillor Purcell has an addiction.

According to the newspapers today he went from gibbering incomprehensible wreck (what's new there?) yesterday to recovering with family today.

I read the Sunday Times at the weekend and it was full of Purcell's cronies who had fallen on the sword after being caught cooking their expenses etc. I don't know if I was reading between something the lines, but I recall wondering when Purcell would be falling on the sword.

I will not enjoy reading about the unravelling of Cllr Purcell if that is what happens. But bottom line is the way that Glasgow is run from top to bottom is a disgrace and has been for a long time.
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Re: Glasgow City Council

Postby Autolycus » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:17 am

Socceroo wrote: ..................But bottom line is the way that Glasgow is run from top to bottom is a disgrace and has been for a long time.


That's one way of looking at it but remember the people of Glasgow have regular opportunities to vote for people who'd run it differently and don't take them.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby MotoMad » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:06 am

He's an airsehole anyways. Good riddance.


Colemans no much better right enough.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby Johnny_Gogo » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:56 am

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Would that be the rumours put round by Councillor McThuggish of the opposition. He used to be a community inactivist but now goes around scraping women's cars.



And McThuggish's real name is? Speak up and be damned.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby Autolycus » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:38 pm

MotoMad wrote:He's an airsehole anyways. Good riddance.


Colemans no much better right enough.


Purcell stood head and shoulders above most other councillors of any party and may well do so again.

Coleman canny really cut the mustard :wink:
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby dave2 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:09 pm

BBC now quoting a chemical addiction which could be anything from paracetamol and red bull upwards......

I hope matheson doesn;t get it, the cooncillor can't even reply to emails or letters within 3 weeks.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby yonza bam » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:31 pm

If memory serves, I believe Steven Purcell used to be the chair of the Strathclyde Police Authority, which is responsible for appointing the Chief Constable of Strathclyde.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby Autolycus » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:47 pm

dave2 wrote:BBC now quoting a chemical addiction which could be anything from paracetamol and red bull upwards......

I hope matheson doesn;t get it, the cooncillor can't even reply to emails or letters within 3 weeks.


I reckon Gordon Matheson is a serious candidate but I suspect the job will go to one of the older generation this time round.
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Re: Glasgow City Council

Postby Fat Cat » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:10 pm

Socceroo wrote:Although Castle Craig is known as a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre it does not necessarily follow that Councillor Purcell has an addiction.


To donuts maybe.

Listen, his "resignation" has been a PR disaster (for him) from the start. Stand up you waste of space and tell the electorate of this city the truth (I know, an alien concept to our councillors).

And as for all that "he who is without sin....". Bollocks.

Mind you, in a city full of junkies, he's hardly a rarity.
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby Autolycus » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:03 pm

Steven Purcell 'not treated for drug problem'

"The former leader of Glasgow City Council, Steven Purcell, does not have a drug problem, according to his psychiatrist.

Lawyers acting for Mr Purcell revealed the medical assessment from Dr Florian Kaplick to BBC Scotland. "
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Re: The Fall Of The House Of Purcell.

Postby billy_bookcase » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:57 pm

So, for what was Mr Purcell ejected from the Hilton, Glasgow last Thursday?
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