Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html en-gb 30 Thu 27 Nov 2014 20:07:51 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html Dave McEwan Hill http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=95#comment22 #20Exactly.There was a routine weather warning on Sunday night mainly for Ice on Monday morning and an indication of a band of light rain, sleet or snow that would move across central Scotland early morning giving perhaps a dusting of 5cm of snow in places. There was no suggestion whatsover in that bulletin that this would provide any serious travel problems.BBC Weather and Travel updates on BBC Scotland at 20 minute intervals from about 6am on Monday morning at no point even hinted at any possibility of travel problems or disruption due to snow. The #18 post I made which has been pulled (above) makes this point. In fact they were more concerned with travel conditions around Aberdeen. There is a huge lie being peddled furiously here. Sun 12 Dec 2010 17:53:18 GMT+1 tamO http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=91#comment21 This post has been Removed Sun 12 Dec 2010 17:49:31 GMT+1 corum-populo-2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=86#comment20 Yes, indeed, devolution has failed the people - in all areas. Sun 12 Dec 2010 17:19:28 GMT+1 bencruachan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=82#comment19 Given the seriousness of the severe weather warnings broadcast on the Sunday evening, one would have thought in an effort to prevent the chaos on monday morning that a responnsible broadcasting organisation would have been broadcasting severe weather warnings every fifteen minutes, would`nt you?I will bet the the GMS producer is still in his job tomorrow morning. Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:54:12 GMT+1 ai_gin_ray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=78#comment18 Pantomine season is upon us! Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:53:29 GMT+1 Dave McEwan Hill http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=73#comment17 This post has been Removed Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:28:00 GMT+1 ai_gin_ray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=69#comment16 13. kadok"Slagging off labour is prohibited'"I was bringing some sunshine to melt the snow.A TNS poll released today shows 40 per cent would now vote ‘yes’ if a referendum “were to be held tomorrow”. In contrast, 44 per cent said they would vote against such a move with 16 per cent unsure.As reported in the Sunday Express. Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:27:47 GMT+1 ai_gin_ray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=65#comment15 This post has been Removed Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:21:41 GMT+1 euan0709 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=60#comment14 This post has been Removed Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:11:17 GMT+1 kadok http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=56#comment13 This post has been Removed Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:06:20 GMT+1 kadok http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=52#comment12 This post has been Removed Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:03:41 GMT+1 snowthistle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=47#comment11 Hey Brian, did you happen to see who Wendy (yes, she of Wendygate, had to resign due to financial irregularities), has appointed as advisor to the committee scrutinising the Scotland Bill?Wait for it.... drum roll..... The civil servant who wrote none other than - The Scotland Bill!!!! How's that for impartiality Labour style? Got anything to say about that? Sun 12 Dec 2010 16:03:32 GMT+1 X_Sticks http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=43#comment10 3. At 3:17pm on 12 Dec 2010, Harry Stottle wrote:"We've had 60 years of labour corruption, lying and theft in the central belt and it's still going on today yet our gutter media completely ignores it.Why?"Because they are a part of it. Look, for example at some of the "members" of Purcells Friday club. Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:57:25 GMT+1 cwh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=39#comment9 # 5. At 3:32pm on 12 Dec 2010, ai_gin_ray wrote:In response to:#2. corum-populo-2010""England's transport Minister, Philip Hammond, has much to learn from Scotland. However, he is far too busy in private talks selling off infrastructure, to be concerned with England's immediate business and working commuter's concerns of yet another snow debacle.""#5 wrote:""Are the BBC not asking him to consider his position or are there different over the border?""---------------Yes I rather think they are different over the border and I wonder how long it is going to be before they that the behaviour of their BBC colleagues in Scotland is starting to impact adversely o their own reputations. Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:46:40 GMT+1 cwh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=34#comment8 Mr Taylor,You wrote:"...it would appear that Mr Stevenson took an honourable stance.""NO NO NO Mr Taylor - Mr Stevenson DID, VERY CERTAINLY DID take an honourable stance. That is a matter of fact not 'appearance'. Unlike the opposition politicians who behaved in the most juvenile manner imaginable. Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:42:37 GMT+1 Rob04 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=30#comment7 This is nuts.SS resigns over a bit of snow, John Swinney doesn't despite deliberately misleading MSPs over tax raising powers and as for Jim Mather not even being aware of being able to influence the power line proposals well enough said really.Was SS hurt by criticism? Did no one tell him that being a politician might involve this? Snow Joke for 'J"@k Frost' eh! Nice to see that he didn't see fit to resign as an MSP as well on this basis.And now an ex-marine? Are they planning to invade somewhere? Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:39:42 GMT+1 Ecksfreelunch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=26#comment6 Great appointments for Eck. Keith Brown is a star in the making for those who know him. He is clear leadership material and is highly reagrded acros the chamber. He's also a "bruiser" when required. There has been a fair bit of interviewing going on to fill the posts with a number of candidates from the bacbenches being considered - plenty of talent there. Keith after all only becam an MSP in 2007 and has been a staedy riser. Good luck to him and Angela Constance. Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:35:57 GMT+1 corum-populo-2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=21#comment5 Dare I say that English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland politicians are earning great salaries with un-taxed additional 'allowances/expenses'.At the same time - are the people, you and me, who elected the above - well represented or even decently served? MPs are public servants - elected and paid for via taxes from the electorate.I am increasingly saddened that 'political/temples/palaces' like Westminster and Holyrood are more to do with the increasing distance of those little princes within, and their own egos - and less to do with the people who pay for them? Discuss. Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:34:48 GMT+1 ai_gin_ray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=17#comment4 2. corum-populo-2010"England's transport Minister, Philip Hammond, has much to learn from Scotland. However, he is far too busy in private talks selling off infrastructure, to be concerned with England's immediate business and working commuter's concerns of yet another snow debacle."Are the BBC not asking him to consider his position or are there different over the border? Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:32:42 GMT+1 gedguy2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=13#comment3 "He was badly hurt by the opposition taunts and the concomitant press lampooning."Really, Brian? Who would do such a thing to a man who only following the specialist advice that he was given; namely the weather forecast. I find it disturbing that with so many important issues in the news lately that the MSM should combine with the Scottish Government's opposition to attack a Government minister when all know that it was nothing to do with him. Sad really. However, I suppose that this is what politics is all about in the UK. Rather than trying to pull together in times of need the politicians in the UK deem it their duty to attack whatever the issue. Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:20:37 GMT+1 Harry Stottle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=8#comment2 "In addition, it would appear that Mr Stevenson took an honourable stance. He was badly hurt by the opposition taunts and the concomitant press lampooning"Spot on there, Brian.Stevenson is a decent chap but doesn't have a TV personality but that is no excuse for our gutter press and farcical opposition going for the jugular.It was vomit inducing watching David McLetchie on the politics show, him who had to resign because of swindling the taxpayer, preaching the moral high ground.We've had 60 years of labour corruption, lying and theft in the central belt and it's still going on today yet our gutter media completely ignores it.Why? Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:17:43 GMT+1 corum-populo-2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=4#comment1 "Send in the marine" as the title of Brian's blog is a journalist's gift.Yes, Keith Brown, as an ex-marine, and now the new Transport Minister for Scotland, is noh so bad?What's so wrong with the right people being employed in the right job in the right place to keep Scotland moving? Knowledge of logistics and co-ordination during any crisis; whether that be snow or flood, are eveything to keep society, and all that society depends on, to be trusted to work 24/7 in times of demand in the 21st century.England's transport Minister, Philip Hammond, has much to learn from Scotland. However, he is far too busy in private talks selling off infrastructure, to be concerned with England's immediate business and working commuter's concerns of yet another snow debacle. Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:14:51 GMT+1 ai_gin_ray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2010/12/send_in_the_marine.html?page=0#comment0 This post has been Removed Sun 12 Dec 2010 15:11:59 GMT+1