Thursday 2 March 2006

In the wet

I notice that remedial work is to be undertaken at Holyrood following an unfortunate accident that befell a tourist:
Police have put crash barriers at the front of the building after a sightseer - who was gazing up at the structure - accidentally stumbled into the water.
We can't have visitors drowning outside the Parliament building, can we?

But read on:

The water is only a few inches deep and the person, who was unhurt, did not complain.
We hear about "political correctness gone mad" (although PC is actually a carefully planned Gramscian attack on western values) but surely this is an example of health 'n' safety gone mad. I mean, I stepped in a puddle a few months ago: shouldn't Edinburgh be sealed off? Or perhaps we should all be supplied with water wings.

Holyrood's falling down.
They're being sued over the building contract.
None of this is anyone's fault)

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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The Scots have only themselves to blame for this unfortunate incident. Their notorious penny-pinching exercise in the building of this magnificent palace, nay, eighth wonder of Scotland (well Edinburgh at least)is a cause of much breast beating amongst the English tax-payers.

4 March 2006, 20:08:36 GMT
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Neil Craig
Meanwhile the building, or at least the chamber is falling down & after a full day of checking it out the news says that the engineer in charge cannot say what happened. I frankly don't believe that - he may not be able to dot all the "i"s but he must know a fair bit.

3 March 2006, 17:56:29 GMT
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Andrew Duffin
The towerist was gazing up at the structure, no doubt, in case it fell down on him. 
Arf arf.

3 March 2006, 13:09:31 GMT
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The BBC report in November 2004 tells us that the top Scottish civil servant had "asked the independent investigator to rule on whether his staff should face action over their role in the controversy." The finding was that the officials should not face disciplinary action over their role in the Holyrood building project. In essence, "None of this is anyone's fault". 
However such was the adverse reaction to the report, that Holyrood's Finance Committee has this week started an inquiry into how independent checks on Holyrood's spending of public funds can be improved. Shouldn't there be a public inquiry?

3 March 2006, 10:07:55 GMT