I see that theres more news on tram progress and the challenges that brings in the short term for those trying to get round the city and for some traders. Whilst I firmly believe that trams will revolutionise Scotland capital city for the better, there is no doubt that the journey there is not easy.
Trouble is that some folk seem to have lost the belief that it is all worth it. I hear that there is now something of a movement amongst traders in Leith against the trams that that drawn in former supporter. Whilst I would argue that some of this is just an SNP front, there's no doubt that some folk are angry. The Council company charge with delivery (TIE ) have done all they can but whats missing here is leadership from the Lib Dems. their SNP bedfellows won't do it so its up to the Libs to lead on this and they have singularly failed to do so. They need to be out there leading the charge, taking the challenges on the chin and facing the critics head on. we have publicly committed to supporting them and standing with them but they are just too feart. Full of bravado at election they crumble at the first sign of opposition. And without political leadership this project will struggle. Once again this city ash been failed by a party in power but not in charge.
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