....words fail me, having lived in ths Scottish Borders for over 20 years this sort of cronyisim and backwatching in the public sector is all too rife, in the Borders this is known as the "Rugby mafia" i.e.- play rugby you can almost get away with murder.
I'm sooo glad I don't live there now.. anyway (well apart form the MTBing).
A Taxi Driver made one of 90 comments on a Facebook about an illegally parked Police Car, when his taxi licence was reviewed it was refused on the grounds of "failing to show proper respect to the police" and directly referring to his face book comment... thus robbing a hardworking and upstanding man and his family of his source of income.
BUT where is this going to stop? People dragged out of their homes as they have criticised a public officials... the gas chamber.???
Full details here
Please please spread this story.... the more publicity it gets the better chance the council will back down.