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Where we are and where we will be
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Thursday, 16 October 2008

Reduced to tears for our city

The Full Council meeting, at 8 plus hours of it, was another waste of a day. 10am to 6.20pm and I am still no clearer as to what is the point of the Libdems. The SNP I understand, fundamentalist enthusiasts for a mythological small pool in which to be big fish, but the Libdems have no purpose. Time and time again they were exposed as being inconsistent, indecisive and willing to defend the indefensible because being in power is more important than what you do with it.

On the so called "wave three schools", (the five schools next in line to be rebuilt in Edinburgh), the report we received today could have been written a year ago. The angry parents delegation said so themselves. No progress, no funding and no plan how to get funding with the Scottish (no) futures trust in utter disarray.

The chaos of the road works in the city; a belated plan that has no leadership. the libdem politician allegedly in charge of traffic and transport said nothing in the whole debate about the fiasco

On the so called Fairer Scotland fund; the real hardship caused by their incompetent implementation process ignored; blaming instead the Edinburgh Partnership for setting the top down, restrictive funding criteria, even though the Leader of the Council chairs that body.

There must be a better way to do this but as yet I cannot see how because the present administration are so committed to rejecting anything anyone else says that conflict is the only result. I weep for our city and its citizens

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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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