Saturday, September 18, 2010

If the Glasgow Labour Party is to be kicked out of the City Chambers opposition Councillors need to show they are a credible alternative

Dear All

One of the things that I hope will happen is that the Glasgow Labour Party will get kicked out of the City Chambers.


For the benefit of the people of Glasgow who have been treated shabbily for decades.

Money, jobs and contracts have gone to Labour Party members, relatives, friends and donors.

And look what the people got in return, Possil and Hamiltonhill as well as other areas virtual wastelands with little in the way of amenities.

Questions should certainly be asked about the lack of investment in a whole range of services and provisions.

The only way that the Glasgow Labour Party can be booted out is if other credible Councillors take their place from other parties.

In the short to medium term that would mean a coalition.

I am disappointed in the behaviour of some Glasgow Councillors of late who don’t think before they act.

And when they do act; sometimes get it spectacularly wrong.

Others have expressed similar views to me about what is happening down at the City Chambers.

At present the Glasgow Labour Party has nothing to fear from anyone, other parties are not acting as a credible opposition.

Does anyone have a plan to try and win the City of Glasgow from the Labour Party?

I can’t believe that such a plan exists given recent events.

Next year will be the most decisive election in the short history of Holyrood and the Central Scotland Question which I keep going on about will be vital in both the FPP and list seats.

During a recent political hustings which was held in the city I spoke about the need for political education across the board.

Today I see in the public domain proof that this is sorely needed.

George Laird was right again and as usual said it before it happened.

The Glasgow Labour Party has let the people down but so have other Councillors who seek to take their place.

Some of them are not credible at all, today has been a good day for the Labour Party.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

snp scoundrels

An SNP councillor in Glasgow is facing a lengthy ban from office and possible legal action over unfounded allegations that a Labour counterpart was abusing his elected position to benefit criminals.

Party sources have told The Herald that at least two councillors want out of Glasgow such is their disenchantment with the party’s leadership at the council.

cynicalHighlander said...

Just for interest.

George Laird said...

Dear Cynicalhighlander

You will be happy to know, I proposed legalisation of the drugs market recently at the SNP National Assembly in Perth a few weeks ago as a policy that should be adopted in the manifesto.

And proposed a National Police Service and a review of current criminal offences to be dealt with by way of fixed penalty freeing up valuable court time.

The only way to wrestle control of the drugs market away from criminals is to legalise it, bankrupting their entire market.

You will of course know from my blog and elsewhere that I have been advocating exactly what the Chief Constable of Humberside is saying and going further for some time.

Legalisation spelt out properly would win instant public support because the revenue could be used to fund so many public services and programmes.

Isn't that what politicians should be doing being creative and visionary for the benefit of society.

Thanks for the link.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University