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Monday, 7 April 2008

When is a promise not a promise?

I spent a boisterous evening at the local community council tonight. The subject matter was Meadowbank Stadium, something that did not always make me feel very comfortable given the demise of our plans for a new stadium for the city and beyond at Sighthill with replacement facilities at Meadowbank were dumped post election.

Trouble is, though many folk didn't like our proposals, at least we knew what we wanted to do and how we would fund them. The Lib Dems and the SNP promised to provide the same as us but at Meadowbank and without selling part of the site, (which was a significant part of our proposals).

What was interesting for me tonight was that the SNP/Libdem proposals (to build a smaller stadium on Meadowbank and fund it by a land sale of part of Meadowbank, (ie get less than we promised by the same funding method), is being seen for what it is, not a promise kept but another promise broken.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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