Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/08/tale_worth_telling.html http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/08/tale_worth_telling.html en-gb 30 Wed 06 May 2015 17:10:04 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/08/tale_worth_telling.html Ken Johnson http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2010/08/tale_worth_telling.html?page=0#comment0 Sorry, Ms McLean, but just because the Daily Mail says that a huge sum of the public's money (including my own) given to an "arts organisation" that you and I have never heard of before is a waste of money doesn't mean it isn't one. I live in Edinburgh. There I pay the highest council tax in Scotland, wholly because of the Festival. In my opinion, and I suspect in the opinion of a majority of Edinburgh ratepayers, the Festival served a purpose of some sort in 1953 when it started, but that purpose ceased to exist years ago. It is time now to abolish the rubbish that the Edinburgh Festival has deteriorated into. I am no longer willing to bear the cost of it nor to suffer the enormous inconvenience that it causes. Please support me. Tell the truth and let's get rid of it. Tue 10 Aug 2010 15:35:39 GMT+1