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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Brian Monteith: Another transport plan that simply won’t start - News - Scotsman.com

Brian Monteith: Another transport plan that simply won’t start - News - Scotsman.com | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH Government support for high-speed trains lacks sense and any sort of plan.
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Cross-border train plans dropped

Cross-border train plans dropped | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Transport Minister Keith Brown rules out plans for cross-border trains to the north of Scotland to stop at Edinburgh.
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Peter A Bell's comment, March 27, 2012 9:17 AM
These clowns in the old parties evidently cannot even grasp the concept of a public consultation. The idea of actually letting the public have a say is clearly anathema to them. And, of course, there is their usual dishonesty. To portray this a a "climbdown" is preposterous. There was never a policy position to climb down from. There was only a very tentative proposal from Transport Scotland.

Am I alone in being totally sick of the petty politicking of the British Labour & Unionist Party and their coalition allies?
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SNP drops plan to force cross-Border trains to stop at Edinburgh - Telegraph

SNP drops plan to force cross-Border trains to stop at Edinburgh - Telegraph | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Scotland’s Transport Minister has abandoned plans to cut off direct cross-Border trains to the north of the country by stopping all services at Edinburgh.
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Peter A Bell's comment, March 27, 2012 7:17 PM
The Telegraph is rapidly gaining a reputation for blatant dishonesty to rival The Scotsman and even the BBC. It was not possible for the Scottish government to drop a plan to "force cross-border trains to stop at Edinburgh" for the simple reason that they never had such a plan. Nobody did! It was no more than a very tentative suggestion from Transport Scotland contained in their submission to a consultation exercise.

It seems that the entire concept of public consultation is a complete mystery to The Telegraph. Much like the concept of honest reporting.