Thursday, June 15, 2006


No it's not the cricket score. Nor the odds of France breaking their world cup duck of four games without scoring in the World Cup, strange that their last goal was the winner in the 1998 final.

No its the 114 MSPs who yesterday voted in favour of the Borders' rail link. Bristow Muldoon did cause a bit of a ruckus with his doomed ammendment. He was accused of politicising and electioneering as his proposals to do without the station at stow and allow the contractors to not build the whole line as a job lot. This could have led to the line reaching only as far as Gorebridge in Labour held Midlothian and not continuing to Stow, Galashiels and Tweedbank in Liberal Democrat held seats.

When you consider that the Lib Dems had the restoration of the line as an election pledge in 2003, and Labour only took it on as part of the partnership agreement that sort, this would have been denying a sizeable number of voters who voted for the line being denied access to it.

Fortunately Bristow Muldoon did join the 113 other MSPs voting for and only Brian Monteith voted no.


Paul Walter said...


For a moment I thought it was the new formation Sven is going to try tonight. That would leave four people in goal so it can't be that.

Stephen Glenn said...

Well following John Terry's save from the line it might have been required last night.


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