Friends and readers.
So our friends over at the Edinburgh Evening News have told us what most of us already know, the Tram system is crap and a complete waste of money except for a few anoraks who are employed as spokes ass holes for the Council.
For the benefit of the various Agenda 21rs, flat earthers and friends of the fairy’s at the bottom of the garden, we at Sucks would like to give our view as Edinburgh residents.
A team system on a par with Amsterdam would be a fantastic thing to have. Ours is a joke, and has already pushed the city to financial Armageddon. Our roads are shocking, waste collection is appalling – even in the cash cow areas of the old and new town. Our council continues to push for an extension despite these problems.
The key figures in the project such as Councillor Lesley Hinds have repeatedly been shown to be liars, and have proactively obstructed the progress of the tram enquiry. An investigation into the standard line, what lessons can be learned from the disastrous first phase has produced nothing and has cost a fortune up till now.
They have tried to force through an extension (or completion) of the line to Leith, without admitting what mistakes led to the drastically curtailed and mismanaged project. Therefore, they have lost the trust of the people. The anger that is coming out is not directed at the concept of trams, per se. It is at the constant betrayal and lying of those whom we pay to run the city, and who deliver so little to its citizens in return.
Let’s not forget the Council pen-pushers who transferred to a limited company and awarded themselves eye-watering pay packets, all hidden behind the cloak of ‘commercial confidentiality’. These bastards are amongst the real criminals in all this. Why was chief crook three jobs Bruce allowed to bring in a consultant at a cost of a £million to sort out the mess that still exists, why is Bruce not being dragged before this joke of an enquiry.
Labour have already announced in their manifesto for the Council elections in May that they or what will be left of them will push for an extension, listen and you will hear the death march playing for Labours chances at next years elections. It appears from strong rumours circulating that SNP Councillor and Economic development convener Gavin nee naw Barrie is also in favour of an extension, wonder if he will put that in his leaflet should he be selected to stand as the SNP candidate in Inverleith.
There has never been and will never be a business case for having these white elephant trams, it was all based on a lie where a few criminals posing as Council employees made a few quid and done a runner. Everyone of these wankers involved in this fiasco should be dragged up in front of Hardie, named and shamed and all the money they stole returned including three jobs Bruces’s pal. But that won’t happen, no-one will be blamed for this truly awful mess and the city and it’s hard pressed citizens will be left to pick up the tab once again.
Citizens ask yourself this, come next years Council elections would you support and vote for a candidate who was in support of wasting more money on a Tram extension rather than concentrate on delivering services and ridding ourselves of corrupt officials. When they come asking for your vote, ask them directly what their position is on a tram extension, and make sure you get an answer or tell them to fuck off.