If the councillors in their ivory tower
in Motherwell paid more attention to the area, instead of paying it lip service, they would soon realise that we have more pressing problems too numerous to mention.
It always makesmewonder When certain people are in power The way they start spouting Once in their ivory tower
Wemust cut down our costsHeads will have to roll We have to reduce the wage bill I''m afraid you're on the dole They talk about 'reducing staff'' And 'sacrificesmust be made'' Things have really gone too far And 'the price itmust be paid
Isn't it about time our council came out of their ivory tower
and actually had a look round the city and maybe started trying to bring it back to the vibrant, colourful, and clean centre it was when we were in the running for the capital of culture, instead of the dirty dismal rundown place it is rapidly becoming?
Do the planners just sit in their ivory tower
at the Civic Centre and decide where to create havoc next?
Next Monday night, the data collectors, math wizards and philosophers behind the so-called BCS will climb down from their ivory tower
and reveal their first official standings of the 2000 college football season.
If he can't sort out the North East's problems, despite the fact he seems to think he can sort all the world's out, then it's doubtful a bunch of hand-picked `yes' men sitting in their ivory tower
in Durham will make an ounce of difference ( apart from costing us a fortune in taxes
Mr Rae and his high-flying colleagues in Pitt Street have yet to deal with an angry man as they come through the ranks very quickly, in the safety of their ivory tower
Why then can't the so-called leaders of our country, AMs, the assembly, who sit in their ivory tower
, allocating thousands and even millions on their offices and the soon to be completed 'glass house', decide now (not next year) to allocate the pounds 21m required for the completion of phase two and three of the children's hospital.
If Merseytravel would, for a moment, break out of their ivory tower
in Hatton Garden, they would see that flexible tunnel tolls are the next step for the region's transport policy.
Summary: Lebanon's municipal elections are behind us, and what we have seen is an invitation to parties and politicians to climb down from their ivory towers
and see the country for what it is.
YOU SAID: Instead of cutting front line services the local councils should concentrate on reducing the army of 'jobsworths' in their ivory towers
He said university types needed to get out of their ivory towers
and recognise problems in the community to make a difference.
While I understand cuts have to be made because of the edicts of central government, I really do think that the likes of Martin Reeves and his colleagues should leave their ivory towers
occasionally to see the impact the cuts are having under the name of 'abc' (A Better Coventry) at ground level.
It is all very well for people to pontificate from their ivory towers
but the reality on the streets in towns across Britain is very different.
Do the transport officials sitting in their ivory towers
, and no doubt with cars at their disposal, realise what they have done to our bus services?