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Parallels between what happened in Tie Ltd-and what's happening in Lothian buses

on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 22:24

This article spells out why the present events inside Lothian Buses and Transport for Edinburgh are not new--but connected to the very similar events inside the now defunct TIE Ltd company that oversaw the abject mismangement of the tram project and its risible inepitude, that saw the label 'Edinburgh Tram' become a global byword for incompetence.

public inquiry now, please? Reasons why people need to make sure they are heard

on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 20:52

If you want to see a public inquiry into the tram project and circumstances that surround it please click the link to connect to an online petition presented by Daniel Donaldson asking for one.

WHAT IMPROVEMENTS WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE?

on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 23:37

 

What Improvements would you want to see?.

 

On this website we have  avoided publishing anything like a manifesto or list of things we’d like to see, not because the residents have no ideas, but in order to avoid the council trying to turn any debate into one about ‘our ideas’ – rather than the still unacknowledged and many defects in ‘their ideas’.

 

Edinburgh labelled a dump? part two

on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 21:22

The article by Prof Richard Williams in one of the world's most respected magazines has created a storm.

As ever the report in the Evening news about the ongoing storm is at least as interesting for what the comments section has to say as the report itself.

Francis report into Mid Staffs---are you listening Edinburgh Council

The Francis report, published today, into the scandal of the Mid Staffs Hospital Trust isn't just about one Hospital, or trust or even the NHS but hopefully a wake-up call to the Public Sector as whole, Councils and indeed Big Business, the PLCs and multinationals that spend a large part of their ingenuity finding new and better ways to rip of thepeople they still call customers..

Edinburgh Tram runs on test track at top speed for first time

on Sat, 12/22/2012 - 23:49

This newspaper story 'broke' this week in Edinburgh.

At the same time the newsdesk here received a leaked draft of a follow up News release seemingly from within the communications department:

From the office of Dear Leader, Sue-Kim Bruce ,

Aarhus decision received

The UNECE Aarhus Convention people have produced their final 'Findings and Recommendations' document in respect of the communication brought to them by the two Edinburgh residents.
 
A first draft version, was distributed to all the parties involved to g

From mad to worse

Edinburgh council 's attempt to win their own city festival's comedy award is picking up pace.