Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Glasgow Labour Council Chief George Black accused of hypocrisy over hospitality, Black attends freebie events, people lose jobs; Black watches Kylie

Dear All

‘All work and no play makes, Jack a dull boy’.

The chief executive of Glasgow Labour Council of shame knows how to play.

And with lavish hospitality!

George Black has been accused of insensitivity and hypocrisy after accepting lavish hospitality while Glasgow City Council is cutting its budget and shedding thousands of staff.

Black has enjoyed free trips to Wimbledon, Gleneagles and Crystal Palace athletics stadium.

And he is on £170,000-a-year.

So, he isn’t short of a few bob.

Black has also accepted tickets to concerts by Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Joan Armatrading and Andrea Bocelli since 2008.

The tally of how much George Black has enjoyed himself stands at 68 events, including 31 dinners, 12 concerts and shows, 11 sporting events, seven awards galas and five balls.

Several events came courtesy of companies doing business with the council.

No surprise there then!

This is the type of practice that should be stamped out immediately and completely.

In fact, there should be a law against accepting gratuities of this nature for politicians and those in higher echelons of the public sector.

David Meikle, a Tory councillor in Glasgow, said:

“These revelations are a slap in the face for hard-pressed council taxpayers and staff. It is galling that the chief executive, who earns more than the Prime Minister, has been enjoying these freebies while services and jobs are being cut.”

A spokesman for the council said:

“There are a host of reasons why it would be appropriate to accept hospitality. In each case, the chief executive acted appropriately and within the rules.”

Clearly, the rules need to be changed.

Under the Glasgow Labour Council of shame, the public have seen how weak and ineffectual Gordon ‘free dinners’ Matheson is, check out his freebies:


I don’t think we can count on Matheson to take a lead.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

1 comment:

RantinRab said...

The link doesn't work. Funny that....