Last week I spoke to carers in South Queensferry on Wednesday night. A very well informed audience the certainly asked searching questions.
On Thursday I did the media launch for our winter crime crackdown. Each year we put investment into beefing up the police and community safety presence in the city centre. Edinburgh's night time economy enjoys a £12 million boost from our winter festivals and we want revellers to enjoy the party season safely. To that end we put in extra services to try to keep disorder down to a minimum. Over the years it has proved very effective with crime at this time of year falling each year I have been in power.
In my last post I mentioned the referee strike in Scotland and the spectre of sectarianism. The Refs inspector Hugh Dallas, a man who has enjoyed his share of controversy over the years, resigned over allegation of a sectarian joke being send from his e-mail account. In the middle of this sectarian strife the Scottish Football Association handled the refs strike by drafting refs in from ....er... Israel. And they said irony died when they gave Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize!