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Today’s Susan Webber Warbling

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  1. gembo
    Member

    Smart woman not sure why she is so against cycling and so against encouraging people to return to the city centre by making it more pedestrian friendly?

    Unless she is paid a consultancy by Ford or Shell?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. minus six
    Member

    maybe not too smart, gembo-san

    happy to attend murrayfield in march when i was already down with the rona

    https://twitter.com/SJWebber_PHW/status/1236687845517144065

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. acsimpson
    Member

    interesting hash tag she uses in that tweet, of course it's only with hindsight that a hastag starting #Scov... sounds like a reference to sars-cov-2.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    Thought then it was Scottish Conservative Verbals

    But is Scotland Versus France rugger

    Who would have guessed

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. minus six
    Member

    to be fair, many public figures naively attended sporting events in early march, but not many also had the gall, two months later, to cynically retweet that lockdown should have started much earlier

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. algo
    Member

    She's not very good at hashtags - serious misjudgement on the one she used a couple of days ago, but she did at least apologise

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. HankChief
    Member

    She's in the EEN with some total guff today.

    Not suitable for those with a tendency to get heated with Tory ramblings

    Posted 1 month ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    That’s quite a shocking article/POV.

    Full of half-truths, untruths and ‘I don’t like change’, ‘I’m right’, ‘anyone who agrees with me is right’ plus ‘I KNOW what the majority WANT’.

    Even IF the last is true, I wonder if it only covers a narrow demographic?

    Once again I applaud/congratulate all those involved in promoting/running bike buses, and especially this one.

    She imagines it’s all a plot because some people ‘came from outside’ - those who had done it before and were there to support and give confidence to those wanting a bike bus at the local school

    JUST LIKE HAS BEEN DONE ELSEWHERE

    Ms. W will have to get used to the idea there will be more of them.

    ESPECIALLY if infrastructure is suitable.

    Oh….

    The idea that children enjoying a safe ride to school are just innocent pawns in an adult political game is distasteful.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  9. Morningsider
    Member

    Frankly disgusting and quite demented. Some parents arranged and promoted a communal cycle to school.

    They did not need to consult with anyone. They did not need permission from anyone. They did not need to conduct a risk assessment.

    Are the Tories arguing that parents should not be free to choose how their children travel to school? Are they arguing that people should not use the infrastructure provided at taxpayer expense? Are they arguing for parents to conduct risk assessments on home-school travel?

    Claims that parents were "exploiting children" are simply foul.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  10. le_soigneur
    Member

    As Gerry Cinnamon would say, "she's a belter" ...

    ... as in "an outstanding example of" pandering to clickbait.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  11. steveo
    Member

    Equally he might say "it could all be a canter".... Applies to most torys...

    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. Stickman
    Member

    Don’t know why she didn’t speak about politicising children when the kids from James Gillespie appeared at the Transport Committee. She did however say this:

    https://twitter.com/algorhythmica1/status/1541375469974700032

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. Stickman
    Member

    Any parents who took part in the Juniper Green Bike Bus want to comment?

    https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/msp-faces-backlash-after-claiming-24340749

    Ms Webber said: "If Councillor Macinnes had read the article properly, she would have seen I did not criticise bike bus schemes per se, but raised the legitimate concerns of parents that children were being used as part of a highly-politicised campaign to preserve a scheme she forced through which made an already busy road more dangerous.

    "She might be struggling with her irrelevance after years of her high-handed policies ignoring community concerns, but it's pretty desperate stuff to be arguing that it's fine for adult activists to attempt to manipulate impressionable youngsters."

    Posted 1 month ago #
  14. ejstubbs
    Member

    I am not and have never been involved in a bike bus of any kind, but I would make this comment: yet another example of classic, and rather despicable "Won't somebody please think of the children?" whataboutery.

    Does Ms Webber really think that she knows what's good for the children of Juniper Green (safe active travel to school, in this instance) better than their parents do?

    Strikes me as a typical Tory trying to tell other people how they should be living their lives.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  15. Murun Buchstansangur
    Member

    The only people who have politicised the Lanark Rd lanes are Webber and her hinger-ons.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  16. Morningsider
    Member

    Is there any evidence that the Juniper Green bike bus was arranged as part of a campaign to secure the long-term future of the Lanark Road cycle lanes? If not then it is troubling that an MSP is directly impugning constituents taking part in a lawful activity that is encouraged by national and local policy.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    Is there any evidence…

    Posted 1 month ago #

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