SNP-Green council coalition talks - your views online
Edinburgh appears to be edging towards a minority SNP-Green coalition running the city after Scottish Labour bosses made clear they would block a continuation of the SNP-Labour partnership which has been in power for the past five years.
Hamilton Fyfe Collin
Absolutely fantastic. SNP/Greens all the way – end the union.
The push for yet more cycle lanes and so called 'spaces for people' with all the planned permanent closures like George IV Bridge will see more and more exclusion for those who are disabled and need their cars as they can't use public transport. I'm tired of the residents being ignored even when the recent surveys on all these plans were rejected by over 76 per cent of the residents and almost all businesses. Edinburgh is fast becoming a no go area for disabled people and don't get me stated on the congestion charges which will see families unable to visit elderly relatives etc, it's a disgrace.
Renée La Racineuse
And this is where political tribalism has brought us. It’s time to abolish parties at local level and just elect councillors using a one per ward system who are directly answerable to their electorate for the delivery of essential local services, not party or unelected pressure groups. Plus we need a law that nothing can be spent on vanity projects until basic services are up to scratch.
Amazing. The SNP and Greens are a wonderful bunch of hard-working people. I’ve no doubt in my mind that they’ll get this city back on track.
That’ll be a mess. Oh hang on, already is. It’ll be a bigger mess then!
I think that's a misprint and should read "ruining the city".
Doesn’t make any difference as the SNP eejits at CEC never listen to anyone anyway.
Martin Clubber Laing
Edinburgh has been a mess since the SNP took over and looks like it's going to get a whole lot worse.
Minority! Excellent. At least that means true consensus will be required to manage the city. That’s great news.
Good! That's exactly what I voted for!
The only adults in the room. Meanwhile the London-controlled parties throw their toys out the pram then moan from the sidelines.
Edinburgh’s voters only have themselves to blame.
Hope so; best thing for Edinburgh is to keep it out of red and blue Tory hands.
Pray for Edinburgh!
I do not want to see Adam McVey or his horrendous colleagues in charge of Edinburgh again. They have ruined most of the city and want to destroy what's left.
Oh my, another few years of absolute madness.
This isn't really about the SNP. The Labour councillors wanted to work in coalition with the SNP as they have done the previous five years, but the Scottish Labour leader said nah. I feel bad for the people who voted for Labour.
As long as the Tories and Labour aren’t in charge I’m happy.
The dream team!
Fantastic, who needs roads anyway?
More spaces for people, more cycle lanes that people don't want or use.
A disaster for anyone that likes driving their car.
Use of private e-scooters on public roads is set to be legalised under plans confirmed in the Queen’s Speech
A great form of cheap, and green transport, but their use will need to be regulated and ways found to ensure the users and owners obey the rules and laws as other road users must. Will that be done by licensing, testing, MOTs, insurance? Who knows, but if the governments, local or national foresee a lucrative revenue stream from doing so, it will happen. Also by extension it will include bicycles of all types.
These things flying about on the highway is just an accident waiting to happen. How is a lorry driver going to see this kind of thing up the side of him?