Friends and readers.
No sooner has our old mate and calamity jane of local Politics Lesley Prada Hinds been given a swift boot in the rear end by the electorate of Edinburgh North and Leith she’s at it again opening her mouth and letting her belly rumble. This time it’s a madcap scheme to make George Street the laughing stock of Europe costing £28 million pound into the bargain, money dear friends this bankrupt Council does not have, and by the way if they say £28 million then you can be sure it would be a dam site more than that once their corrupt officials got their bung.
Anybody in any doubt about Hinds’ ability to deliver what the people want rather than what she thinks is good for them need only look at Muirhouse Shopping centre.
She was told that it would be a bad idea to put a roof on it as it would attract drinkers and drug users on inclement days. She did anyway, and that’s what happened.
She was told the piazza, and seated area outside would soon become overgrown and unused if not maintained properly. She ignored them and it did.
She was told that she hadn’t a cat’s chance of making Holyrood because people hate her. She ignored them, she didn’t make it, and they still do.
Do not let this woman near another penny of public money. She is an arrogant, self serving individual who just repeats the same answers over and over again so that she doesn’t have to listen to anyone else.
Councillors do ‘stuff’ to justify their existence and keep their noses in the trough for the most part.
Spending a tidy pile on a study to draw attention from the abject failure of the ‘experiment’ is a classic ‘good money (ours) after bad’ scenario.
Many Councillors aspire to be super-troughers at the Theme Park at the bottom of the Mile – and some didn’t manage it, meaning we are stuck with Prada Hinds until at least the next Local Elections.
Maybe restricting Queensferry Street south end to buses, along with movements to/from Charlotte Square, would be a better use for any spare cash. Cars and conflicting movements to/from Hope St make it a total shambles.
£28 million and rising, yet they can’t even sweep the streets and empty the bins.
Anyone passing along Waterloo Place and into Regent Road will notice the amount of litter that has been there for days , but the best bit is the wheelie bin at the foot of the stairs taking you up to Calton Hill. Even by CEC standards this is a lulu, right in front of countless tourists.
Let Sucks put this into a little perspective. The lunatics want to turn George Street into something resembling La Rambla in Barcelona. First of all we are not Barcelona, thankfully, although they don’t have a Prada Hinds comic book character to help turn them into a third world nation. And secondly from experience we can tell our readers that,
La Rambla is a dump these days full of tourists, rip-off merchants and thieves. The rest of the city centre isn’t much better.
Couldn’t we just fund a mission to Mars and stick Hinds, Watton and Adair to explore where no man has gone before, and will not ever again venture should these three bafoons be spotted digging up the Martian landscape in readiness for another brown envelop Tram scheme.