Comment posted Dunoon ferry meeting revealed more than it knew by Grant MacDonald.
I have noticed occasional comment regarding ‘the law’ and if income cross pollinates between a passenger and vehicle service, it’s against ‘the law’.
In the name of the wee man, what stupid law is this and why is it treated seriously. A ‘law’ which places lives in danger is simply a wrong law. If the SNP Govt have been so short sighted as to introduce something like this ‘law’, why are the other political parties not raising a riot?
Aside from the fact our elected representatives of all hues should be taking action NOW about the substandard vessels, so should they also be taking action about this foolish law.
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- As a fairly frequent passenger, I would estimate the majority of folk go for the train (or up to Inverclyde Hospital). The increased frequency of service – when it started – meant one did not have to plan every detail of the trip.
Now, that has fallen apart. The toy ferries mean when I attend the cardiac unit this Friday, I will need to drive and use Western as I cannot rely on the joke service. And literally if the water is rough, for me personally there is an added unpleasant potential.
Agree wholeheartedly. The level of debate confirmed FA’s stance on the public meeting which is unfortunate.
Now, we run the risk of this shambles being kicked into touch with the creation of a Ferry Committee who’ll cheerfully mimic the previous 120+ posts whilst we remain with a substandard service through the most dangerous time of the year.
ABC should be issuing press releases condemning the service. The elected MP and MSP should be asking questions in their respective parliaments. My real fear is nothing will be done until there is an incident.
- Now I am getting frustrated.
In the absence of useful comment, we have a circular firing squad in the best tradition of political contribution, all of which disregard Neil Kay has provided superb analysis in the past and the fact Newsroom has also made some uncomfortable and painfully accurate points about our local situation.
Here’s a scenario.
December 24th and the estuary is a bit choppy verging on dodgy for passengers from the other side.
What’s a skipper on one of the toy boats going to decide?
Here’s another scenario.
The Ten o’clock news has a shot from a helicopter showing an inverted hull in the water.
To move beyond point scoring, how about concentrating on the two scenario’s given.
Would docking at Sandbank Marina provide a short crossing solution during the winter months? Whilst the Holy Loch can be choppy, it tends not to be as exciting as the estuary proper.
I’ve no clear idea but suspect I just gave the only new thought in the previous 120+ comments.
The core issue is here and now. What will fix it? Quickly?
- It is rather disconcerting an analysis of the current dreadful and potentionally dangerous passenger ferry has turned into a political point scoring competition.
This behaviour, I suspect, is why we’ve ended up with a 3rd rate, 3rd world class of transportation and does not reflect well on several posters.
- I’ve actually not bothered reading the Cowal Courier. I had a glossy leaflet pushed in my letter box which trumpeted the person behind the publication previously worked for News International.
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There is no point in adding to the lack of intelligent debate. Similar to the Daily Mail, just leave them to tell themselves how clever they are. Who knows, perhaps we are too small, too stupid, too insignificant. They may be right and Sept 19th will tell us so.
- Jim Murphy hit by eggs in Kirkcaldy
I suspect this imbalance is caused by many folks feeling like myself and getting a bit fed up at the lack of intelligent discussion in favour of silly point scoring.
As a result, I suspect some folk are simply preaching to the choir. I rather suspect the number of Red or Green indicators do not prove anything other than the size of said choir.
- Jim Murphy hit by eggs in Kirkcaldy
By Mr Kirks gratuitous painting of anyone choosing to vote Yes for Scotlands future, I think he illustrated your point rather neatly.
- Scottish Government press releases now indistinguishable from those of the ‘Yes’ campaign
Regardless of the outcome on Sept 19th, people are going to live with some of their comments and should perhaps think twice before pressing Post Comment.
Personally, I rather resent my countrymen being compared with the Nazi’s and the comment makes me question the intelligence of the poster.
Personally, I disagree with many SNP ideas and hope, should our country vote Yes, they will be consigned to history when reality takes over.
- PHEW. Scotland can sleep easy. Alan Reid says we can keep the pound.
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
I rarely agree with any of your drivel but am inclined to forgive just because of the belly laugh.
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