What a bunch of brassed necked barstewards
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.