Originally Posted by Polwart
The latest news story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7243983.stm
I love the final sentence: The North Antrim assembly member, Ian Paisley Jr, has called for an inquiry into the grounding.
Which presumably the MAIB will do anyway as a matter of course (as probably do the RNLI). Is that a politician trying to get media air time? or is he trying to lay the blame on political opponents in the local council? where the finger was initially being pointed by some parts of the media because there was a navigation aid not working in the area.
I think its more to do with the view of our windbag politicians in this country that nothing is answered until they have had their input, usually to bolster their own publicity and create a reason for themselves to exist.
It's the same with the Napoli - Devon County Council are holding their own inquiry, which will cost taxpayers god knows how much, when in fact an incident at sea is nothing to do with them.
Perhaps if councils and politicians stuck to what they're actually responsible for, we wouldn't have children dying after 30 social worker visits had failed to notice they were at risk...