Edinburgh Trams Continue their Unabated Waste of Money
It scarcely seems possible that at a time when the Edinburgh tram project is under such scrutiny for its profligate spending, that news emerges that the Council, and what remains of Transport Initiatives Edinburgh (tie), that discredited and incompetent arm's length agency for the Council, have splurged some £38 million on buying rail line for the Newhaven section of the scheme which has been cut from the initial programme - indeed there is doubt whether the tram can get even as far as Haymarket with the money left.
Is this just another attempt by the incompetent LibDem leadership in the Council to be able to say, "oh we have spent so much money so far that we have to go on" ? But this action smack of much more than simple incompetence; it is like a dying animal lashing out in the last stages of death and blindly doing anything to avoid being cornered. In this state we must ask if those responsible for this incompetent and foolhardy action should be sacked forthwith? We need to have them brought to a court of law for questioning to see who is responsible for such an unbelievable waste of public money; they must be held to account.
Furthermore no one has made a credible public statement regarding the way in which the City of Edinburgh can have spent so much money on their Charge Cards - almost £400,000 average on all 171 cards. One gets the feeling that not only is the City Council out of control but Sue Bruce and her officers are simply bleeding the city to death.