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?
It is time the judges came down from their ivory towers
and listened to what people want in the way of justice.
It's a ridiculous plan and it's about time the people the public elected to represent them came down from their ivory towers
and into the real world.
HOW long can this madness go on, how much longer must the judiciary sit in their ivory towers
and pass derisory sentences on those who continue to steal the lives of our decent citizens?
Just think, this might even force those public servants to come down out of their ivory towers
and actually get in touch with the people who pay their outrageous salaries, and find out how the voters really feel about the various issues that directly impact them.
SCOTS ministers have been told to get out of their ivory towers
and get in touch with real people and their problems.
The book limits itself to demanding that companies be more transparent, that they open their inner sanctums to the public and that corporate boards climb down from their ivory towers
On being selected as one of the 100 young leaders of 2003, Forbes said, "It is a tremendous honor and reflects an appreciation of the business and policy community for academics who are willing to leave the safe-haven of their ivory towers
and simplified models to confront the more complex issues in the real world.
ACADEMICS insist poor will not be priced out by rises", said your headline in Tuesday's paper, but if they really believe that, they've been in their ivory towers
LOCAL and national governments sit in their ivory towers
being well paid, with expenses thrown in by the taxpayers for good measure.