What a bunch of brassed necked barstewards
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.
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.