Comment posted A83 closed in both directions by Robert Wakeham.
One advantage of a fixed link would be that any government would find it difficult to charge tolls when all other bridge and tunnel tolls have been abolished.
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- Now open again, apparently.
- Careful, Jim – you’ll enrage ‘ferryman’.
- Scottish Citylink’s response to why the ‘Service Updates’ section on their website doesn’t mention the disruption caused by the A83 closure is to say that they think the road might reopen soon. In this weather, I somehow doubt that.
- I’m surprised that the disruption and extended journey times don’t seem to be flagged on the West Coast Motors and Scottish Citylink websites, and it would be very useful to have an emergency timetable for the route south from Inveraray to Campbeltown (and from Tarbet to Glasgow?) to avoid passengers having to stand at bus stops in foul weather for goodness knows how long. Any chance of this, Citylink / West Coast?
I know that traffic gets glued up on the A82 diversion route between Tarbet and Ardlui due to the very substandard road, but even so it must be possible to predict the ‘earliest delayed timings’, surely?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
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Farage was in Edinburgh to raise the profile of UKIP – don’t underestimate wee Nige.
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This reads uncannily like a description of Tommy Sheridan’s erstwhile political buddies – although they, thank goodness, have never managed to grab the reins of power.
- Finally, SNP Government delivers a passenger ferry capable of seeing off Western Ferries
There’s a quite accurate measure of economic activity if you look around at where tower cranes signify construction in progress, and there are more in London than in the whole of the rest of Britain. Last autumn at a do in London I suggested to a senior Canary Wharf construction executive that London was increasingly behaving like a separate ‘city state’, with an economy that operated independently to that of the rest of Britain.
He was dismissive of this idea, but I’m not so sure.
- Amazon given government grants
It’s worse than that – Amazon has been instrumental in destroying many small bookshops, which being ‘captive’ local businesses paid national and local taxes and employed local people. I doubt that they qualified for much in the way of government financial help at all, but I do know that they became browsing places for Amazon customers who – once they’d decided what they wanted – went on line to buy from good old Amazon.
The really grotesque icing on the cake is that – while multinational sharks like Amazon, Google and Starbucks are free to claim, quite legally, that technically they make little or no profit in Britain – Britain has at the same time, by reason of the culture of business deregulation, become the country of choice for the world’s most corrupt, least transparent companies.
No exaggeration – just read the 6-page feature ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass plates’ in today’s ‘Private Eye’.
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The Furnace death was a domestic incident, and that’s clearly not what Theresa May was talking about; the issue is how to deal with criminals who kill police officers in the process of doing their job.
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