Comment posted The eurozone crisis and the Independence referendum: time for proactive postponement? by JimB.
Er – remind me who led us into the financial crisis. Was it not Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling? Both canny Scots as far as I remember.
Scotland it seems has no monopoly on canniness or common sense.
Recent comments by JimB
- Audit Scotland now conducting third consecutive investigation of Argyll & Bute Council
I agree with Malcolm, the whole situation with that development is ridiculous and should not have been permitted.
The whole issue of Planning Consent and Building Control in A&B appears to be at best inconsistent in its application. As evidence for this I give you the Council’s list of planning applications as linked weekly on here.
In some areas you need permission to reslate your roof, while in others you seem to be free to do what you want. Cowal being one of the latter. What do the planners in Dunoon do with their time, there are so few applications?
Yes I am aware that Conservation areas exist and that they involve tight planning conditions,but this does not explain the lack of applications in Cowal.
- Rothesay ferry: CMAL postpones closure of pier at Wemyss Bay
“Scotland really has to get rid of all these subsidised ferries and ferry terminals.”
At both Gourock and Dunoon there are waiting rooms and toilets. What does private enterprise provide for its customers ? Yes a bus shelter at both terminals and no toilets. This from an immensely profitable ferry company.
Mind you I blame A&B and Inverclyde councils too they I am sure could have insisted on toilets as a condition of planning consent.
- Castle Toward campaigners take note: Argyll & Bute Council is ‘working to support the ambitions of communities’
“Ah! and But Council” – I like it. Maybe we should adopt this name on a permanent basis!
- Last of the Streakers – CMAL announce sale of MV Saturn
I am a bit surprised at this outcome for the Saturn. There was a drawing of the ship’s hull near the ticket office and she appeared to be quite flat bottomed to cope with the vertical Voight Schneider (sp?) propulsion units. (This means she has no screw propellers and no rudder.)
I wouldn’t have thought that she would be a kindly boat in a rough sea.
- Jim Murphy under pressure to confirm intentions for East Renfrewshire
My personal observation over the last year or two is that there are fewer huge people on the streets now than there used to be. Strangely, a relly in Australia has come to the same conclusion there too.
Maybe the tide is turning?
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