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Where we are and where we will be
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Disaster is looming

The plight of the trams is seriously bad new for Scotland, not just Edinburgh. As rumours fly and opinions form and reform, we need to know who knew what when and what did they d about it.

Here are the 6 questions that we need answers to:

1. Is it true that the project is running 8 months late?
2. If so, why was the Princes Street closure put in when it was?
3. Did BSC warn the Council that there were problems?
4. who did they warn, when and what was the response of those they warned?
5. What are the so called "contractual obligations" that allegedly have not been met?
6. What are the costs of delay?

More than ever, this city needs leadership. It needs the SNP in particular to realise that to pull out now would make Edinburgh a laughing stock with no nerve. They need to get a grip and the Lib Dems need to realise that they cannot avoid the decisions before them nor can they blame someone else.. This is their time and they cannot fail us. Right now, much as I despise much what they have done to our city in the last 2 years, I don't want them to fail on this one, even if it meant that we were to benefit electorally. I am willing them to succeed. This is not about party politics any more, its about our capital city and our nation and we cannot fail or we will reap the pain for years

1 comment:

Suzy said...

The SNP are a "laughing stock" fact! The sad thing is that it is NOT in the slightest bit funny that the trams are now becoming the latest debacle to befall Edinburgh.

As for the Lib Dems they have absolutely NO backbone and they also are a "laughing stock" in my opinion.

Iain Gray did the correct thing a couple of weeks ago when he tore up the SNP's manifesto - it is just tragic that Scotland will have to suffer the fools that are the SNP/LibDems for the next couple of years - I myself wonder just how much more damage they can cause in that time :0(

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