Monday, August 16, 2010

Glasgow Labour Council of shame wants to end freeze on council tax and put up it up, Gordon ‘free dinners’ Matheson greed knows no bounds

Dear All

The leader of the Glasgow Labour Council of shame Gordon ‘free dinners’ Matheson has spoken!

The self styled ‘Prince of Pie’ thinks he is a financial wiz and wants to give others the benefit of his knowledge.

In doing so he is urging an end to the freeze on Council tax enjoyed by the people of Scotland.

He says that the current freeze is no longer sustainable as councils face making huge cuts to services in the near future.

In other words, he wants to have his cake and eat it twice!

The Council tax freeze is voluntary so there is no need to write to anyone, he can just opt out, but the problem is, he doesn’t want to opt out of the money the Labour Council of shame gets.

Matheson is the first council leader to publicly propose being greedy and the scrapping of the freeze.

I would say that Matheson could have saved a stamp and an envelope here, the council tax freeze is coming to an end.

In an attempt to appear dramatic, he says the present paid for council tax freeze is “a gun held to the head of local government”.

The Labour Council of shame signed up like everyone else and wasn’t pressurised into it.

So, the Glasgow Labour Party want to continue to fill and line the pockets of their Labour donors at Glaswegians expense but want someone else to provide a smokescreen and take the blame.

What a very simple man ‘free dinners’ is, definitely a few pies short of a cold buffet!

If the Glasgow Labour Council of shame decides to go it alone and break the concordat they will have to stick on a 3%-4% increase just to cover the £8m it would lose.

And then there is the ‘Labour donors tax’ on top of that probably not done in the first year but added the second.

Matheson whines:

“It is now clear we are operating in a very different context from 2005 or 2007. As the Independent Budget Review set out so clearly, the council tax freeze is unsustainable. Local government cannot afford to freeze council tax indefinitely. I have asked for an early sight of the savings options councillors will be asked to consider later this year and they are frankly shocking. I doubt any politician, of any party, would want to make the decisions I and my colleagues will face”.

Maybe Glasgow Labour shouldn’t have siphoned off so much money to Labour donors, appointed better staff instead of family and friends and got better quality councillors instead of Gilbert Davidson, Steven ‘bin laden’ Purcell, Irfan Rabbani, Alistair Watson and Ruth Watson.

Glasgow previously had the highest rates in Scotland for council tax and ordinary people would be better off living in the third world, they would live longer and get a better climate.

The Glasgow Labour Party has turned parts of the city into a sewer by their neglect of infrastructure and the people.

Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money have gone into the pockets of Labour donors.

Not a peep from him and surprising from someone who ‘cares’ about finance.

Have a pie and sit down Matheson.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

1 comment:

zephyrally said...

I've trawled through miles of council records for licensing etc.

Refused applications are rescinded on appeal following squandered man hours withno high tech filing (apparently).Depts don't pool info to avoid public temper.

Labour ideology died long ago in favour of jobs for the boys.

I pity G Matheson- damned if he do or don't.