From news.gov.scot yesterday:
Water Quality Regulator says Scotland’s tap water quality remains high. The Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) for Scotland’s latest annual report shows that Scottish Water’s compliance with the stringent standards for drinking water is high at 99.90%.
Earlier reports on pollution and satisfaction:
Customers of state-controlled Scottish Water much more satisfied than those elsewhere in UK
Important information for Labour, Lib Dem and Tory supporters: Scottish Water is a statutory corporation that provides water and sewerage services across Scotland. It is accountable to the public through the Scottish Government. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Water In a ComRes survey of 199 Scots, published today, we see: Thinking generally about…
Scottish Water has NO serious pollution incidents while England’s nine privatised companies have 56!
According to the Environment Agency reported on the BBC UK website yesterday: [In England] there were 56 serious pollution incidents last year , rising from 52 in 2017, the agency’s annual report said. Only one of the nine major water…
Strong dams? Well as far as I know.
Only 99.9%? So it has FAILED to reach the standard! Expect something on GMS with a coordinated approach by Labour, Tory and trade union representative, who will tell us that the reservoirs at Mugdock and Loch Katrine might have to be completely drained and the pipes replaced……… but, on the other hand these things will not happen, but GMS and Reporting Scotland will have dished up more FEAR.
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Heard on radio 4 a couple of years ago that many of the privatised water companies in England mortgaged their infrastructure to gain capital for repairs to the pipe network? What happens when these companies are unable to pay the bill? The UK taxpayer will bail them out and the privately owned water company owners just walk away? Craig
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Hi John having asked BBC where the results were for the Ashford poll in there search box this was the reply.
Sorry, there are no results for “Results for Ascroft poll on Scottish Independance 2019”.
They really don’t care.
As for the water our son says we are lucky that it is not privatised,poor fellow lives in England.
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Thanks, as expected. I have a son too, in Warwick – bottled water only
An interesting early development following the release of the Ashcroft polling evidence yesterday – see John McDonnell’s comments on beeb Scotland website – link and snippets below:
A future Labour government would not block a second Scottish independence referendum, according to shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
In an interview at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he said any decision about holding a vote would be up to the Scottish Parliament.
His view contradicts that of Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard.
Earlier this year, Mr Leonard said the party would refuse to grant Holyrood the power to hold another vote.
Mr McDonnell’s comments follow the publication of an opinion poll suggesting the majority of Scots could back independence.
NOTE the interesting insight (from his own words) into John McDonnell’s somewhat colonialist mind-set revealed in the comment below (where, precisely, is this “..English parliament..” of which he speaks?):
However, Mr McDonnell said: “The Scottish Parliament will come to a considered view on that and they will submit that to the government and the ENGLISH Parliament itself.
“If the Scottish people decide they want a referendum that’s for them.”
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