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What a bunch of brassed necked barstewards

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Found 26th Sep 2017

Labour ran the council in Glasgow as an absolute majority for all but six of the last 72 years (and
another 11 as a minority before that) and have bitterly fought equal
pay for women every step of the way during a 12-year court struggle.


Having spent
enormous amounts of public money fighting the women who’d been denied
their legal entitlement – many of them low-paid carers, cleaners and the
like – the council finally lost the case this year, leaving GCC stuck
with a crippling liability of up to half a BILLION pounds, which the SNP inherited when they took (minority) control of the council at the elections in May.


For context, that sum represents over 40% of the council’s entire annual budget of £1.2bn. The council is already £2.1bn in debt, and spends almost half of its total Council Tax receipts on servicing and repaying that debt,
but the new SNP administration now has to find another £500m from
somewhere to pay Labour’s bill without completely destroying public
services in Scotland’s biggest city.
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Did they leave a note saying.

There's nae money left
Relatively a successfully run council, ie really poorly run organisation.
Op is a multi
I think I know what Pro-Ex means.
Uilleam171 m ago

Lost me, unless it's some secret HUKD code


I think some of the moderation staff post here on alternative user names.
So did the SNP come in and pay them differently?

Councils dont generally make every little decision down to pay levels.
Uilleam177 m ago

Perfectly serious post, 9 comments and only 2 to do with the original …Perfectly serious post, 9 comments and only 2 to do with the original post, what difference would it make who posts on here anyway


History is everything man/woman (wink)
Edited by: "Wongy110" 26th Sep 2017
Dave
Just reinforces my view that politicians and councillors (of all political persuasions) couldn't work out how to get out themselves of a wet paper bag.


Does the council have enough land to knock up a golf course?, perhaps its time for the SNP to eat some humble pie and welcome some Trump investment.
DKLS53 m ago

Just reinforces my view that politicians and councillors (of all political …Just reinforces my view that politicians and councillors (of all political persuasions) couldn't work out how to get out themselves of a wet paper bag.Does the council have enough land to knock up a golf course?, perhaps its time for the SNP to eat some humble pie and welcome some Trump investment.



Eat crow!
According to Jezza,...

He says Labour in government "will take action to close the gender pay gap" including "mandatory equal pay auditing for large employers".

He could perhaps start at home...
Uilleam174 h, 8 m ago

We don't need golf courses we have over 500 and it's Labour that need the …We don't need golf courses we have over 500 and it's Labour that need the pie


Cant be that picky when the kitty is short half a billion quid.
Thats the thing about the Champagne Socialist Party, they love spending the peoples money when in office.
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