Every time that mild south westerly winds are …

Comment posted A83 to stay closed for now by Treble T.

Every time that mild south westerly winds are forecast there is likely to be the potential for landslides on the Rest and be Thankful.

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  • The BBC 5 Day weather forecast is not always accurate. It did not forecast the storms on 3rd January 2012 until the last minute. The best forecast to use is magicseaweed.com with has seperate charts for wind and pressure for the next 180 hours ( seven and a half days).

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  • FT reports on ongoing capital flight from Scotland and Telegraph reports on Credit Suisse warning of ‘grave deflationary shock’
    Most of these people living off their Giros are not interested looking for work yet it is the hard working people paying their taxes that are subsidising the unemployed people.
    A hundred years ago if someone was out of work they could end up in the Poorhouse but nowadays people who do not work get all sorts of benefits thrown at them.
  • FT reports on ongoing capital flight from Scotland and Telegraph reports on Credit Suisse warning of ‘grave deflationary shock’
    No.
    Sir Philip Cohen in an interview in today’s Dundee Courier states that a Yes vote would result in many scientists leaving Scotland as the research grants would be greatly reduced.
    Sir Philip Cohen received his knighthood for his work in trying to find a cure for diabetes.
  • FT reports on ongoing capital flight from Scotland and Telegraph reports on Credit Suisse warning of ‘grave deflationary shock’
    Simon.
    Now that I have posted who I worked for it is your turn to tell us who you were/are employed by.
    You seem to know nothing about the financial industry especially in Scotland.
    Most of the customers of the big financial institutions in Scotland live outwith Scotland.
    In the case of Standard Life 90% of their savers live in the rest of the UK and abroad.
    Standard Life is duty bound to protect their customers’ deposits and if that means moving them to the rest of the UK then that is what will happen.
    Standard Life in event of a Yes vote are not waiting to see what will happen as Alex Salmond and John Swinney will not come clean about their plans for the currency in an independent Scotland.
    If RBS move their Head Office to London then thousands of RBS staff based at Gogarburn will relocate to London with the obvious loss of National Insurance and Income Tax payments to the Scottish Exchequer.
    John Swinney has previously calculated his finances on an oil price of $113 per barrel and this morning Brent Crude was quoted at $99 per barrel.
    Therefore Swinney has major problems balancing the books with an oil price more than 10% less than his benchmark figure plus the lost National Insurance and Income Tax payments when thousands of financial staff relocate from the Edinburgh area to the rest of the UK.
    During my employment with the Bank of Scotland I worked in Edinburgh for two and a half years so I know what I am talking about.
    Standard Life announced last February what steps they would take in the event of a Yes vote yet Salmond and Swinney paid no heed to that warning and still they refuse to state what the currency would be should Scotland become an independent country.
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    Saddam Hussein only has himself to blame for the Iraq war in 2003.
    Saddam had previously gassed his own countrymen and he gave the impression that he still had weapons of mass destruction which he was prepared to use.
    No doubt John in Kintyre would prefer to sit on the fence and take no action.
    Look what has happened with ISIS in Syria and Iraq because Obahma and other world leaders decided not to arm the moderate rebels in Syria.
  • FT reports on ongoing capital flight from Scotland and Telegraph reports on Credit Suisse warning of ‘grave deflationary shock’
    John Sinclair.
    Your friend John Swinney said on television a couple of nights ago that a Yes vote would allow an independent Scotland to pull all its fiscal levers.
    As John Swinney’s preferred option is a currency union with the rest of the UK this statement by John Swinney could not be further from the truth.
    In a currency union the Bank of England would set the interest rates and the Westminster Government would set the taxation rates for the benefit of the rest of the UK. If the interest rates and taxation rates did not suit the Scottish Government then too bad because they were adamant that in the event of a Yes vote they wanted to keep the pound as part of a currency union.
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  2. ‘They can detect movement but of course they cannot stop it’
    This is exactly why this route has to be upgraded to cope with movement, and until this is done the government is likely to be seen as increasingly useless.

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  3. I see that ForArgyll is saying that the rest will be closed until tomorrow but the Transport Scotland site just says it will be closed “Foreseeable future. Further information will be posted as it becomes available”, which bears out my point in a previous post! Where do you get your information from? Regardless of any plans to resolve the problems at the Rest just being able to access up to date information from the official source would make my life easier!

    The same thing applied during the recent power outages. The information provided by the power companies was woeful and what information they did provide was inaccurate or out of date. I would have been happy to have been told that the power would probably be off for 5 days – at least we could have planned ahead rather than simply sitting around waiting!

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    • No, Simon, the ‘sole responsibility’ lies with a whole succession of administrations stretching back to the colonial days before the Holyrood government – landslips and rockfalls are nothing new on this road.

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      • “the colonial days before the Holyrood government”
        I, and I should think most proud Scots, find it deeply insulting that you, Robert, should imply that our country was ever a colony (of England I presume?).
        The implications of calling Scotland a colony besmearches the honour of our ancestors.
        I was born and brought up in a British colony in The West Indies, of an old Scottish plantation family. I know exactly what a colony is. Scotland was never a colony.

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        • W.S.: I appreciate and understand your horror, but the fact is that – pre-Holyrood – Scotland was latterly governed by one person who from recollection was responsible for the full range of central government ministerial functions save foreign policy and defence. There seemed to me to be a distinct whiff of colonialism about that arrangement.

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  4. Blah blah blah Robert. How long have the SNP had to fix this? How many landslips on their watch?

    They bailed out Edinburgh trams qucik enough – building a new Forth crossing…… zilch for Argyll in comparison :)

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    • The trouble is, Simon, there’s obviously no really rapid ‘fix’; it does seem that work has started on developing a realistic strategy to fix it, and what should be a mystery is why it wasn’t initiated at least a decade ago.
      But it’s not a mystery, given the astonishing neglect of the nearby A82 between Tarbet and Ardlui, and I can remember just how bad the traffic problems were allowed to get before the same road was rebuilt from the Vale of Leven up to Tarbet. There seems to be a British cultural mindset that puts infrastructure on the back burner, especially in an area that many national politicians might have perceived as irrelevant to their greater glory and prosperity. Don’t start me on Edinburgh trams – a very worthwhile project that would have been straightforward elsewhere in Europe but somehow got utterly mishandled in Scotland.

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    • It could get to the stage (if it hasn’t already) that the BBC 5-day weather forecast becomes essental reading to assess whether the road to Glasgow is likely to be usable or not.
      It’s one thing for ferries to be regularly disrupted by bad weather, but for this road to suffer likewise would be intolerable.

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    • The trouble is Simon, you’re not my teacher, the council’s got little or nothing to do with the landslide problems at the Rest, and regarding the way councillors voted on something I know no more than you and so can offer no enlightenment. You could try asking your teacher.

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  5. Thanks Robert. So after all your huff and puff – you’ve nothing to offer.

    Fact remains though – the sole responsibility for the ongoing debacles at the Rest – lies solely with this SNP Government.

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    • Correction, Simon, ‘rests with the inaction of successive governments’ – not like you to let anyone off the hook, is it? And if you want to conflate this problem with other issues, perhaps we’ll eventually be subjected to the ‘final solution’ of you rolling all your various concerns into one huge rambling question to be addressed to all and sundry on whatever threads come to hand irrespective of relevance? – you could get an endless series of non-answers to make hay with.

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    • How does Simon manage to come across as one of those people you meet in the pub who is just looking for an argument? About anything! We’ve all met them. Usually you just drink up and go somewhere else to get away from them. Next day you hear that somebody punched his lights out.

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  6. What a load of pointless political hot air. I have yet to see any political hot air which isn’t pointless mark you. It rained violently. The problematic mountain shifted again. Nobody’s fault – in fact, really bad luck considering the stabilisation job was pretty good. It is a real problem but they are looking at permanent solutions. Good. End of.

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  7. The BBC 5 Day weather forecast is not always accurate. It did not forecast the storms on 3rd January 2012 until the last minute. The best forecast to use is magicseaweed.com with has seperate charts for wind and pressure for the next 180 hours ( seven and a half days).

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