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Ferryman, I’m talking about a temporary link to …

Comment posted Another part of the cost of the A83 closure by Robert Wakeham.

Ferryman, I’m talking about a temporary link to reduce the damage (and bring home to the Government the cost of it) when the land route out of Kintyre is disrupted – the issue of permanent ferry links to Campbeltown is a different matter.

Robert Wakeham also commented

  • Thought you’d gone, Malcolm, Ireland awaits?
  • A word of caution, Malcolm, you need to prepare yourself mentally for your arrival in Ireland, there’s no shortage of windfarms there, and as you’ll be a guest in their country it might be wise to go easy on spreading the Gospel According To Malcolm.
  • Malcolm, I don’t see my remarks as abusing ‘Ferryman’ as much as defending my position against people who seem bigoted, intolerant, sometimes plain oafish, and reluctant to consider any point of view beyond their own. My criticism of you is that you set yourself up as an authority but don’t do your homework – and cheerful style doesn’t make up for false claims presented as gospel.
  • ‘Serious questions’ in your mind, maybe, Malcolm, but you have built up something of a history of presenting your opinions as definite fact, or under or overstating the case for something according to your preferences, rather than reality. For example, your response to Scots Renewables’ first comment on your post 11 above: ‘…some areas round Orkney…how much power are you going to get from that little lot’ – it’s called the Pentland Firth, Malcolm, and I think that you could get rather a lot of power from it. I’m sure you’ll dig up the figures, and if it’s not worth a damn in the bigger picture I’ll buy you one of those seaside windmill toys for Christmas.
  • The challenge of electricity storage, in the context of windfarms, seems to have been causing a lot of head-scratching for quite a long time, and presumably maximum effort is being put into researching the hydrogen generation option, given the effect this would have on justifying further intermittent energy developments – and on Malcolm.

Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    A bit of cross-dressing might not do him any harm – and I don’t mean a kilt – just about all the party leaders seem to be women, generally of considerable clout.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Probably just a bunch of sad numpties who take delight in childish pursuits.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Stop drinking.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    If the roof was intact and no obvious signs of blood I’d say the occupant(s) escaped intact – sorry to sound flippant, Stuart, but it’s just another day on the A83.
    One time I noticed a car, apparently intact and the right way up, completely underwater on the shore at Ardgartan – it transpired the police knew about it, and no-one had been trapped, but it gave me a fright.
  • ForArgyll on Pause
    Mr Dixon-Spain

    Could you please look at what you’ve written and – if you can’t lower it clear of the header text and advertising blurb that renders most of your message illegible, find someone who can?
    I think that this is the very least that ‘newsie’ deserves – and I very much hope that we haven’t heard the last from her because, as ‘Plugit’ says, she’s been doing a valuable service to the community.

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