Saturday, June 19, 2010

Glasgow’s Labour Lord Provost Bob Winter uses chauffeur-driven car as his own personal taxi, we are now part paying to fund his holidays

Dear All

Glasgow’s Labour Council of shame is so corrupt and rotten to the core that most Glaswegians think this is normal behaviour; it has gone on for so long people rarely think twice about it.

We have a Lord Provost in Glasgow called Bob Winter.

He makes the papers because of his use of a chauffeur-driven car.

Lord Provost, official car, official engagements seems fine but Bob Winter uses the car to take him on weekend breaks with his wife as well.

In effect taxpayers’ money is used to take him and his family on holiday, paid for through the Council tax.

Labour use the phrase ‘Pay up for Glasgow’ to get citizens to pay their bills to the council but I suspect people never thought that meant transporting Labour members on holiday.

Bob Winter has now admitted using the taxpayer-funded perk to transport him to a holiday home in Bute.

So, to the good news now that Bob Winter has been caught it is said that he is unlikely to continue the practice.

What about paying back the costs?

Another perk used by Bob Winter has to use a chauffeur-driven car on days when he had no official engagements cost to taxpayers £300.

And it gets better we now know that he had use of the Volkswagen Phaeton from 7.15am on one day, at a cost of £377, despite his first engagement starting at 2pm.

So, what was he doing for nearly 7 hours?

But Bob Winter isn’t the only one using taxpayer funded cars as a private taxi, former Labour councillor Alex Mosson used a vehicle to attend 36 Celtic matches and we are not talking the city chambers to Celtic Park, these included away games at St Mirren, Livingston and Liverpool.

Glasgow Tory councillor David Meikle said:

“I’m disappointed the Lord Provost has used the taxpayer-funded council car to take him to his holiday home. It is now imperative that guidance is drawn up for the Lord Provost. He should not be using the car for personal matters.”

So, why weren’t guidelines drawn up before?

I would like to take a stab in the dark and say it was because the Glasgow Labour Party holds the general public in the deepest of contempt.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

1 comment:

Can I get private transport to Celtic Park said...

Out and out abuse of public office. Are we paying £300 to help him get his messages? The old fool should resign and clear out, idiot.