SNP Glasgow to investigate Labour Glasgow’s past. What’s that smell?


Last year, Labour-controlled, North Lanarkshire Council were exposed by their own auditors for massive waste of public funds amounting to £20 million. The offences included paying one contractor £9 million for £1.5 million-worth of work. One of the council officials involved got a free Irish golfing holiday from one of the contractors.

However, this goes back a long way. I remember my late Dad, furious at our local Labour councillor for going off on a ‘fact-finding mission’ to some sunny foreign place, at his expense, in the 1960s.

More recently, we had a Labour council (Falkirk?) using public money to pay for the policing costs at an Orange Walk.

I feel sure readers from all parts will have similar stories to tell so the independent review launched by the SNP administration in Glasgow into the activities of former Labour administrations is none too soon. Needless to say, the Labour opposition is pretending not to be worried and, instead, trying to delay things by objecting to procedural matters.

There will be a social media platform for the public to make suggestions. I’ll be reading that. It will be good and juicy, I feel sure.

For a bit of history, see this from 1997


11 thoughts on “SNP Glasgow to investigate Labour Glasgow’s past. What’s that smell?

  1. Bugger (the Panda) September 19, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I hope they have forensic IT specialists because the paper trail would surely have been shredded and computer files wiped (but recoverable)


  2. Brian September 19, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Hopefully the SNP will publish their findings just before Indyref2.

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  3. Ludo Thierry September 19, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Hi John – Hi all.

    I really pity those poor shredding machines at the various BritNat led Scottish Councils which were running red hot in the approach to the Scottish Local Council elections earlier this year. Hope all that shredded paper was put in the correct recycling waste streams? Cheers, Ludo

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  4. Frank moynagh September 19, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Rotten and corrupted from top to bottom jobs and easy money filched from the honest working class taxpayers who had a mistaken belief that labour was a party representative of honesty integrity and trust . THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE BEING THE REALITY.


  5. andyborland1993 September 20, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Falkirk Council was indeed the council which granted the Orange Order an award of approx £1100 from the Community Grants Fund last year.

    A fund which was established to assist local charities & community organisations.

    Additionally the fund is not permitted to make awards to religious or political groups, both descriptions you would assume would apply to the Orange Order.

    However the then Labour/Tory/Independent led council saw fit to cough up the dough anyway.

    Something tells me the admittedly minority SNP council we now have in Falkirk won’t be proposing to do likewise any time soon.

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