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Another good news day?

'Kinell. Seriously impressive if true, although obviously not guaranteed to ever be a practical treatment. Reported by Bill Gibson, I think. And from the Grauniad, Eternal vigilance is the price of metaphor.

The local paper here actually had the headline "Good news day" yesterday - among several other things, the tram project has been reprieved by a grand coalition of everyone-except-the-Nats. To be fair to them, while they weren't exactly happy about this, they didn't throw their toys out of the pram and have promised that they won't actually put any further obstacles in its way (although they won't help either). Also, of course, a bomb's been found before it went off, which is always the best time.
Good to hear about the public transport system. Even if overpriced. As long as it is quality then it'll be better value for money than that horrible parliament building. Lets hope they make the trams quiet and the peds observant. Melbournes trams were great before overcrowding spoilt the city. and i still love Oslo's integrated transport system... even if I can't follow the ticket machines (sorry Gautam).
Poop! That bomb was just around the corner from the job I’m going for. :|
Err, which bit of this is not throwing toys out of the pram?
Mr Swinney told BBC Scotland: "We didn't want the trams project but parliament has voted for it and the opposition has put a financial constraint on it and I will vigorously apply that financial constraint."

But on Earl, he said: "Parliament has asked me to see if this project can be salvaged. I don't think it can be, but I'll come back to parliament in the autumn with my view."

Mr Swinney added: "I think Earl has had it".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/6243158.stm
The bit where it's going ahead. The executive does not actually, as I understand it, actually have to be bound by this vote if they don't want to, because that budget is an executive matter not a parliamentary matter. If they were going to be really petty they'd just ignore the vote and pull the cash anyway.

Of course, the Greens would go ballistic and they'd look awful, but they could do it if they wanted.
The Evening News editorial mentioned that because the ball is now in the hands of City of Edinburgh council and TIE that Steve Cardownie and SNP councillors might still be a threat. Scotsman Inc really hate the Nats don't they?

Also the disruption this will cause might put pressure on an already fragile urban landscape. Cyclists and residents are not happy about the effect on cycle paths particularly the Roseburn/Blackhall corridor. All this on top of Granton Waterfront industrial traffic using minor roads like Crewe Road North for access rather than the new Telford College bypass, apparently under pressure from private property developers who fear devaluation of their newbuild properties.
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=992012007