The reason for my ire? I was unable to discern a single opinion about the plans for ferry service. Plenty of praise for what has happened, and the brilliance and insight of the decisions taken by his party. But about the future?
Well, the future was shrouded in vacuousness, non-statements and banal generalities that deliberately avoided the formation of any kind of view.
If that was accidental then you could excuse it, but it was clearly an empty shell designed to provide the mirage of a response to a review, whilst actually being able to sit on the fence and wait to be told what the review is going to bring, before taking a stance.
Read it again. Does he want one ferry or two? More runs or less? Bigger vessels or smaller vessels? Submarines or camel trains or tunnels?
The answer, of course, is all of the above and none of the above, depending on the report: which will arrive after the election, negating the need for an opinion.
Meantime, further disruption to the ferry service, and it is only September.