Frankly, the SNP/Lib-Dem Council Leadership now need to deliver on the democratic will of today's vote in the City Chambers - if they can't, they should move aside.
For information, I'll simply paste our News Release below:
NEWS FROM EDINBURGH LABOUR
Plans for Edinburgh City Council to take on £231m in debt to complete the Trams Project to
St Andrew Square have been blocked by Labour.
Edinburgh Labour Leader Andrew Burns has hit out at the inept handling of the city's tram project by the SNP/ Lib Dem Council Administration and berated them for their lack of leadership on the project.
As a motion today calling for the project to be completed as far as Haymarket was passed by the Council, Councillor Burns also called into question the authority of the SNP/ Lib Dem Administration to lead the city. Following the debate, Councillor Burns said:
"The SNP/Lib Dem Administration do not have what it takes to move the city forward. They are divided, bereft of leadership skills and lack a vision for
. Today their authority on the trams project has been completely shot. Edinburgh
Since 2007, when Audit
gave the project a clean bill of health, this project has unravelled completely. The division and ineptitude of the Administration has obviously taken its toll. Scotland
The decision to complete the tram project to Haymarket is clearly the option with least risk and which leaves the city with an asset. It was the only option before Council today which provided a viable way forward, and I am glad that the Council supported that option.”