Wednesday 22 June 2005

A few stories from the Evening News

(1) Yesterday we discovered the real identity of The Basa. For further enlightenment look here.

(2) "The People, United, Will Never be Defeated!"

But it certainly looks likely that they'll be fighting among themselves:

SECURITY guards have been drafted into Edinburgh's G8 campsite more than a week before protesters arrive after fencing was ripped down by vandals.

The controversial Craigmillar site has been coming under repeated attack at night, with large chunks of the 600 metre wire fence pulled down.

It has heightened fears of a confrontation between local youths and the G8 protesters when they arrive for the massive Make Poverty History march on July 2, with one community leader saying angry clashes were "inevitable".

Can't say I'm surprised. My money's on the neds.

(3) Ever wonder why some people don't like public transport?

Wonder no more:

DOUBLE-DECKER buses in Edinburgh are having their exit doors sealed to combat a spate of bogus compensation claims.

Bus chiefs say Scotland's compensation culture has led to an increase in passengers alleging they have been injured as they leave the vehicle. The number of "hooded" youngsters sneaking on board through the rear door has also been blamed for the move.

And who owns Lothian Buses? The Labour-controlled Edinburgh Council. And who's responsible for the compensation culture? The Labour-controlled Westminster Government. Can I be compensated for my slower bus journeys caused by the compensation culture? Perhaps I'll hire Cherie Blair: she needs the money.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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David Farrer
I suggested some other locations here.

23 June 2005, 19:56:11 GMT+01:00
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John East
Would it be more appropriate to move the G8 campsite to Cullodon. I've little doubt the Edinburgh lads could level the score to 1-1

23 June 2005, 18:53:13 GMT+01:00
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Andrew Duffin
Hmm, they're camping at Craigmillar? 
Whose idea was that I wonder? Why not Pilton or Wester Hailes (or Castlemilk or Easterhouse or even Whitletts!)? 
My money's on the neds too. Nae contest. 
Where's Rebus when you need him...

23 June 2005, 12:38:01 GMT+01:00
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Interesting that you should mention public transport and Ms Greedie Boot in the same paragraph. Do you remember how, years ago, she was caught fare-dodging on the trains, and everyone accepted her explanation of forgetfulness? Given what we know of her now, would we all accept the same excuse?

23 June 2005, 10:40:25 GMT+01:00