Comment posted School Meals saga: Council distorts facts and blocks Martha’s blog by IslandDweller.
Hopefully the BBC team will follow up – I have sent the “you and yours” team a link to this article
@ L Patrick – I’m sure we would love to support the council – if only they would behave properly and not like a body controlled by the Ceaușescus
Recent comments by IslandDweller
- DVLA: one example of what demerging means
Murdoch. “A few kids in Dundee could set this up”. Could you provide evidence to back up that assertion? No, didn’t think you could.
For my part, I’ve spent my entire life working on major IT projects. My experience is that splitting or replicating Established systems (such as DVLA, but we can add in pensions, NI, tax and countless more) is a massive undertaking, the scale of which politicians always underestimate. (Actually, managers in the private sector get it wrong too – but it’s easier for them to hide their mistakes than it is with public procurement). Scotland could of course ‘out source’ this and buy in service from existing providers, but if you do that then what benefit has independence given you?
By all means, make a reasoned case on why Scotland might be better to leave the Union, but don’t pretend that it would be an inexpensive undertaking.
- ‘Pleb’ is not a word a police officer would come up with as a plant
“because it is not a word remotely in common usage today”
Hmmm… I wasn’t there. I don’t know the truth in this storm. But where’s your evidence that the word ‘pleb’ is not in common use? That’s not my experience.
- “Council Caught With Their Pants Down” After Ignoring Locals’ Warnings
The Telegraph published this instructive piece a few days ago. The Nordic countries and Alpine areas of Europe use winter tyres, and this video shows what a surprising difference they make in conditions like this
- Another question for Andrew Mitchell
I am no fan of Andrew Mitchell. But lets criticise him for his lack of manners rather than whether he wears a cycle helmet.
I generally don’t wear a bike helmet – and I resent being called a fool for that. In urban traffic the biggest risk for cyclists is being crushed by a bus / lorry turning left. Wearing a helmet makes zero difference to your survival chances if you ride up the inside of a turning HGV.
- A83: work in progress on emergency diversion route
Do we know if any change is planned for that very tight turn near the top? I’m not sure a modern coach or long artic could get round that corner.
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