Edinburgh Council: February 2008 Archives

donald trump.jpgSo The Donald's plan to trash the Balmedie dunes will go to an inquiry. Great news for the community, although we will wait and see whether they choose Jack Nicklaus or Sam Torrance to oversee the inquiry.

Salmond's on record as saying they'd abide by an Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route inquiry rejection of the road, and hopefully the same applies here.

Patrick asked the question, and John Swinney answered it (I think) for Glenn Campbell. I'll see in a minute. The last lot had a shocking record on this kind of issue.

However, this also makes it much harder for Edinburgh's sleazy decisions over Caltongate to remain unchallenged. The local campaigners agree, and it's hard to see any inquiry there not demonstrating to a national audience the scale of opposition, the absurdity of the current plan, and the dubious financial practices of Labour in particular over this issue.

Mountgrange backed Labour

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trevorfinger.jpgOf course they did. What else could I assume when, back in 2006, I got hand-delivered "Vote Trevor" leaflets late one night, bundled with "Caltongate to save Edinburgh" propaganda?

However, now it's in the Times that £4000 was provided to Labour by Mountgrange, which they then spent on a champagne reception. Ah, takes me back to when "champagne socialist" was something Labour hacks used to find hurtful..

Image taken from the Independent Republic of the Canongate - thanks!

Oh, the "you lose some" bit..

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disaster.jpgThat referred to this story. Greens back local community. Liberals back grossly inappropriate development. No change there. 

So the development gets the go-ahead, for now. If you want to help on this one, talk to these people - Save Our Old Town. Dedicated, hard-working, principled, community-minded activists. No wonder the Liberals ignored them.

So is this one over? Not if we can do anything about it. 

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This page is a archive of entries in the Edinburgh Council category from February 2008.

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