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.
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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Her skill with a banjo has to be seen to be believed.
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What an appalling thing to say. The pro-union press has been beyond reproach in their reporting. The Telegraph assure me of this daily….
Just look at this link for the Daily Express, showing their Scottish and English editions.
- Challenge to the Scottish Greens over support for indy
Only five years? I was thinking perhaps 10 years. But regardless, it will be Scotlands 10 years rather than the last 50 years where Westminster has carelessly ignored our country
- Murphy’s Irn Bru tour for the Union
Our country has tried various political amalgams, none of which has induced any confidence. Throughout my entire 57 year life, I’ve lived with a substantial push for independence from Westminster.
No matter the costs, no matter the upheaval, I feel we are at the point of ‘Ctrl Alt Del’ for politics and politicians. Despite the probable years of chaos, I intend to vote Yes.
The current horror story regarding a cover up of politically privileged London paedophiles will perhaps be the last straw for a lot of folk, given it follows on from anti-eu sentiment which has been ignored by our wise London political betters. Along with London politically driven gay marriage thing and London political anti-smoking, London political anti-drinking, grubby London political expenses and London politically driven ant- whatever else it takes Winston Smith to get through the day!
I once worked in London… Dreadful place for me and that Tennants ‘Caledonia’ advert described me to a ‘T’. Which was rather apt, given their product which I cannot drink.
- Michael Russell looks like the first SNP MSP to put a personal Plan B into action
Just a brief note to thank FA for this.
At the bottom of my driveway is my letter box. Halfway up is the wheelie bin… Those sods who steal my wheelie bin every week and give it back empty appeared on schedule and I’d remained ignorant of this important missive.
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