I wonder if Maggie Thatcher and/or Westminster will get the blame as island shops ration food and milk - or will SNP ministers for once admit that Scotland's ferry fiasco is no one's responsibility but their own?
So here's the issue - two Glasgow MSPs (Nicola Sturgeon and Humza Yousaf) have been asked a reasonable question about their use of public money to employ two SNP councillors who already have full-time, salaried jobs as senior elected members of Glasgow City Council. But these two public servants (both long-serving ministers) refuse to answer, so what to do next? One regular reader suggests raising the matter on the floor of the Scottish Parliament which is a good idea, but requires an MSP who's prepared to put down a written question for Scottish Ministers to answer. So here's a list of activities which will help shine a light on what has been going on because as Lord Nolan once said apropos driving up standards in public life - 'daylight is the best disinfectant'. Write to the leader of Glasgow City Council Write to the Chief Executive of Glasgow City Council Write to all elected members in Glasgow City Council Write to the party leaders in Glasgow City Council W
I heard from a friend of mine over the weekend who works as a civil servant in the Scottish Government. Apparently, I can expect my complaint about Humza Yousaf to be blown off because the standard response to objections of this kind is that this involves a personal Twitter account. In other words Humza's idiotic behaviour nothing to do with the Scottish Government. If so, I'll be astonished because Humza Yousaf promotes his profile on Twitter by drawing attention to his role as Scotland's Justice Minister. Not only that because Humza's attack on fellow MSPs was done during normal working hours (ie his employer's time) and presumably it is very easy to check if he used a mobile phone, or some other device, provided for him to use while at work by the Scottish Government. So I remain optimistic until I'm proved wrong - and let's hope I hear something soon. In the meantime, I plan to share this post with the various MSPs involved. Total Lack Of Respect, Hu
Anyone heard of people receiving these £105 gift cards?They were meant to be distributed to vulnerable Glasgow folks in August at a cost of £10 million quid … https://t.co/fgdjfeFZvC — Aviemore (@Fyrishsunset) September 30, 2022 Glasgow Council is mortgaging some of the city's best known buildings to meet the council's ongoing obligations over equal pay. At the same time GCC receives £10 million from Scottish Ministers to hand out £105 gift cards to local citizens. Glasgow's Fight For Equal Pay ( September 30, 2022 ) So the latest news from Glasgow is that the City Council is effectively raising a mortgage on some of our best known buildings to pay for its ongoing obligations on equal pay. Yet the Council is doing so without any help from Scottish Ministers whose public spending watchdog (Accounts Commission) concluded that SNP Ministers and local government both shared responsibility for the 'decade long failure of leadership over equal pay' between 2007-2017. And