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DARKNESS VISIBLE-- email extracts from CEC


Emails obtained fromn one Freedom of Information request shed light on what was going on behind the scenes when others were made last year.

The June 30th meeting of the council was a crucial one in setting the course of the project in the teeth of heavy criticism and fears over the eventual total cost.

DARKNESS VISIBLE-- email extracts from CEC

FOI email extracts that show what was going on within CEC as a vital vote drew near in June last year

Open letter to Sue Bruce from independent engineers

PDF version of and open letter from a group of experienced Civil and Transport engineers sent to City of Edinburgh Council CEO, Sue bruce on 25th April 2012

It isn't just us saying it

Born in Edinburgh, spent years in Academia, in London and Oxford, and on the FT,  but obviously hasn't had all the commonsense knocked out of him..a view on the Trams from John Kay with a well argued and concise view on why "Trams belong museums".....

108--Worse than road accidents, worse than passive smoking--put together

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108-Worse than Road accidents, worse than passive smoking




Independents day

Despite the recent spin, worries have already emerged that the Tram project is again heading for more catastrophic overspending even on the bloated new budget.

Things have to change and they can change only if the elected Council chamber can be re-energised and re-invigorated.

107w----Independents day

The only way to get a grip is get a new energy into the City Chamber.

The best way to achieve that is to get as many independent candidates elected --- irrespective of  their views may be on the tram.

Edinburgh Council Chiefs broke the Law over 'document shredding' case

The constant drip feed of news about how the council manage the news surrounding the tram is disturbing.

The default position for a while has been to say nothing, but increasingly evidnence like today's news from the Scottish Information Commissioner shows an inquiry is urgently needed wile there is still time to address the catastophic fault lines still lying across the project as it stands.