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Friday, April 09, 2010
we must unite
Not sure where the expression comes from but it's so apt for the S&D perhaps it was Ivo Peters ...
I've been getting some odd comments from down Dorset way. Most are attacking the plans for a loco facility at Shillingstone. The problem is all the comments are anomynous and most of them are trying to personalise the matter. This is ridiculous. The New S&D has no part to play in the internal politics of the other groups on the line and the last thing I want to do is to see this blog become a proxy battleground, entertaining though that would be. First reason is that some of the comments now flying around (on forums, not this blog!) look like they are going to attract a libel action but, even more importantly, this sort of to-and-froing is NOT good for the S&D.
My maxim is 'always put the S&D first'. Within the context of the New S&D that means to always look at the bigger picture when developments are planned on the route. We want the line back, the people living along the route need the line back, and ALL of us need to act in a way to make that happen more quickly. It does I'm afraid mean that there's little or no room for sentiment, that sometimes we'll need to make strange alliances and most of the time we'll need to curb our enthusiasm!
So before firing off a comment telling me how awful so-and-so is, how such-and-such a thing will 'never' happen, or worse, how 'they' will 'never' allow it to happen .... THINK! Is what I'm saying good or bad for the greater S&D?
Now I remember where that expression comes from. Not Ivo, but Enter Shikari!