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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.

Grant MacDonald also commented

  • 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.

  • DDM
    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.

Recent comments by Grant MacDonald

  • Salmond now being rude about the businesses on which Scotland depends
    Thanks for the voice of sanity. I don’t know how these NO campaigners who commented on my post can look at themselves in the mirror. Perhaps too busy giving each other up ticks…

    My wife drew the analogy due to her first marriage to someone who worshipped his Mitsibushi Colt sports car, his external appearance and was happy to let her claim grants from the council to furnish the flat while she also had to ensure clothing comprised her daughters birthday and christmas presents. Obviously, free school meals were a humiliating essential while she had to show him every receipt.
    She also worked two jobs.
    Thankfully, I’ve a step daughter who’s brilliant but is now ensuring her own children do not know who their real grandfather is, something I feel rather sad.

    It appears the NO campaigners here want abuse to leave external scars whereas my wife feels somewhat differently and spotted the disgusting simile between the NO campaign and her own historical situation.

    Or perhaps, they simply thought I was playing politics and consider it a game.

    Regardless, I hope they pause for a second before voting on the 18th to consider their behaviour, their comments, and the corrupt system they are backing.

  • Salmond now being rude about the businesses on which Scotland depends
    Judging by the panicky comments, it seems even the No bodies appreciate how ridiculous the situation is.
    While Cameron. Milliband, & Clegg visited to ‘Love Bomb’ our country, the BBC’s Robert Peston noted that Number 10 staff were ‘corralling the bankers’ to issue simultaneous scare stories.

    And on Thursday, he reports, Cameron hosted senior staff from supermarkets etc to again issue simultaneous scare stories.

    And again, Robert Peston notes, Number 10 worked on Friday to get the phone companies together to frighten the Scots.

    To me, this is the tattooed thug from that poster and rather indefensible. It seems Peston feels the same way.

    Then again, the NO campaigners are supporting this as, it seems, they are supporting a Westminster where the level of expenses claims now exceeds that of before they were exposed. This story cannot be true as I read it in the Telegraph and Daily Mail…

  • Salmond now being rude about the businesses on which Scotland depends
    Those folk considering a NO vote must be proud of their campaign. My wife likened it to that old Domestic Abuse poster with ‘Love and Hate’ tattooed on a thugs knuckles with the question, “Which will it be tonight?”

    The similarity with the NO campaign is painfully obvious as it migrates from Project Fear to Project Terror.

  • Indy: NetNames raises issue of domain names
    A non story of the first order. From forargyll.COM who choose not to use .co.uk …
  • Asset management company advice to Scottish savers, investors and pension pot-holders
    Apparently there is a collection of Better Together and other anti-independence organisations meeting privately in Carlisle this Saturday.

    They are calling it a Gathering of the No Bodies.

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