Glasgow Council In Denial
Glasgow has been named as the third dirtiest city in the world, narrowly behind Rome and New York https://t.co/3imgHxEOQL— The Times and The Sunday Times Scotland (@timesscotland) July 21, 2022
The Times highlighted the terrible complacency at the heart of SNP led Glasgow City Council with its report on Glasgow being named as the third dirtiest city in the world.The paper reminded readers of what the city council leader, Susan Aitken, had to say last year ahead of COP26:
“I do not, in any way, shy away from the challenges that we face as a city, historic challenges that have been around for many, many years. Much of them a legacy of our post-industrial past when the Thatcher government walked away and abandoned Glasgow and left in neglect communities right across this city.”
For the 'hard of remembering' Mrs Thatcher left office in November 1990 when Cllr Aitken was just 18.
But GCC's head of communications, Colin Edgar made even things worse by 'rubbishing' (if that's the right word) the council's critics:
“Neither of those things is true. Glasgow is not the dirtiest city in the world or in the UK or even in Scotland, nor is Glasgow dirtier than it ever has been in the past.”