Friends and readers.
The mug punter voter is being taken down the dreadful Tram track again but only this time there has to be a robust case, which means if you follow the logic that there wasn’t one the last time we were railroaded into this nonsense. Problem is of course that we are still paying for the previous farce but only the interest on the massive capital borrowings.
There is no robust or any other case to be made for a Tram extension except wasting more taxpayers money on yet another ill conceived feasibility study. Head scratcher McVey who is pressing Labours case for this unwanted extension tells us that this extension will continue Leiths regeneration, we beg to differ, because no it won’t it will put us in a deeper financial black hole than we are already in. The Tram is an expensive vanity project which if Hardie looks hard enough will see the fraud and corruption that took place during the first farce. And we should trust these jokers to get it right this time, no chance.
Public opinion after the first disaster is firmly against this waste of money at a time when resources are scarce and Hardie has not reported yet on who was to blame for the first fuck up. The Tram is making huge losses despite the shit we are told about it being in profit, and now head scratcher with the support of those he bought off have send us down the doomsday road faster than you can say asshole.
LRT is to be raided for 20 million pounds on top of the 3 million pound dividend the council receive each year from LRT which won’t nearly be enough to fund this crap. History is beginning to repeat itself with a Transport convener who has no background or knowledge or experience in Transport other than knowing it exists, which is exactly the same as last time when the Prada Hinds was in charge and who was her vice Convener, oh yes that’s right Adam head scratcher McVey. This will be a licence to print money for all the experts that will come out of the wood work as they did last time to cream off dosh and line their own pockets. Maybe Hardie and his team could help out by giving back some of the 6 million pounds that this enquirey has eaten up so far, before of course he presents his final invoice.
Sitting in closed rooms making decisions about something which is clearly heading for the buffers before a street is closed off and not giving the public a say smells like the old smoke filled room decisions. The potholes and shity pavements continue to deteriorate, bins are not being emptied properly Housing development is a joke unless you are the developer and while the City apart from the precious center is beginning to fall into such a decay that it would take enormous amounts of money just to bring it up to a reasonable standard. But it’s full steam ahead on a journey to disaster and another financial cock up. It’s a certainty that whatever the public is told about what this shit will cost, it will be a dam sight more and once contracts are signed then to bad.
There are of course supporters of the Tram but not in the decaying urban rot of the housing estates where once again these punters will be ignored and fed scrapes from the masters table and patronised about not knowing enough about what the city requires. For those who lived through the original disaster there will be few supporters for this new shit, but that dosen’t matter as the amateurs leading this farce are determined to push on and given they won’t have to pay themselves then it doesn’t matter if the costs spiral out of control. But for those who voted for this farce to begin let us hope they come out and speak for the unspeakable and try and justify the unjustifiable and then go to their voters and ask for their vote.