Friday, March 25, 2011

SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LEADER DEREK MACKAY SAID “THE CUTS ARE ABOUT RIGHT” (PART 1)

A few months back the Labour Group on Renfrewshire Council put forward a motion condemning the proposed cuts in the Tory / Libdem budget. The motion fell because the combined votes of the SNP, Tories and Libdems voted it down, they refused to condemn the Westminster Tory budget cuts. Those cuts are now ready to start to bite and I will highlight some of them on a regular basis.

The SNP and Libdem candidates for Holyrood in our council Mackay SNP, McCartin Libdem, Adam SNP and presumably the other SNP candidate Doig who is not a councillor refused to criticise or condemn the Cameron Clegg attacks on the poor and vulnerable, these people are now asking you the people of Renfrewshire to give them your vote.

Example 1 - More than 135,000 people suffer serious head injuries and a network of specialist rehabilitation units all over the country tackle the problem of getting them back to health. One such unit of 15 beds is to be closed as a cut in the service provided by the NHS. service.

I would like Renfrewshire Council leader Mackay SNP to tell us if this is one of the cuts which he is on record as saying "are about right" perhaps he could do this before people go to the polls for Holyrood.



36 comments:

Anonymous said...

You could always use some of the billions given to the banks and their bonuses by..drum roll........LABOUR.

Please abuse me Terry I am hooked on it....

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Anonymous on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 18:49

The article you have just posted on will be a regular feature on this blog right up to polling day, I am going to enjoy this, if there are any cuts which you want to highlight let me know and I will try to get to get the Boay Mackay to comment on whether they “are about right”

Anonymous said...

Hi, Terry,

Don't you worry about the boay Mckay his Mummy has packed his suit case for Edinburgh, four pairs of white socks, one pair of "Spec Saver", 3 blue t shirts, 6pairs of Y Fronts and his play peece for play time, she has told him to wash behind his ears at night and if he gets scared at night, he can always hug "Bunny Fluff" his cute rabbit. Oh I forgot, he has been told to keep his Clarkes shoes clean and always eat all of his packed lunch.

And if he is good and does well, he might get taken to the Zoo to see all the animals, Del Boays like elephants but can say it right, so says elepants, don't worry he's still learing and a lttle wet behind the ears.

Deirde Barlow said...

who is the new labour candidate for Paisley? I hope it is someone from Paisley, you have so many talented Councillors, hope you pick one of them?

Anonymous said...

You could always use some of the billions given to the banks and their bonuses by..drum roll........LABOUR.

go on terry at least have a go at explaining the above.....then abuse me for pointing it out.

Fred G

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Anonymous on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... on 25/03/11

If he gets to Holyrood by the back door, Mackay will be of great assistance to the spiv Salmond who will be assured of a cup of tea as and when required courtesy of the Boay Mackay, shoe polishing an esxtra.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Deirde Barlow on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... on 26/03/11

Well at the last count over the last 20 years or so Labour in Paisley and Renfrewshire have provided 6 either MP’s or MSP’s from our councillors. Does that help with whatever point you are trying to make?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Anonymous on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 13:03

Iceland, Norway, Ireland, America, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany etc. were all hit by the financial crisis at the same time as Britain, in the world you live in was that a coincidence?

Nothing about Mackay and the cuts which he said were "about right" I see, well?

Maggies Handbag said...

Oh dear, Councillor - time for another lesson.

It's admitted by all, except the Member for Kirkaldy and Kelly, that Britain was/is in a worse position to weather the crisis than any other financial big hitter.

Of the countries you mention, are you claiming we're better off than Germany and the USA?

The others, Norway, Greece, Portugal etc are hardly major league while the Icelandic financial sector's claim to fame is that they nearly bankrupted the British Councils - Renfrew? - who invested with them.

Laddie, we're in a mess...and Labour execerbated it.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

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By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 14:54
“It's admitted by all”
Bad start, a really stupid thing to say.

You are now trying to shift the argument from who was responsible for the financial crash, are you now prepared to admit that it was not caused by the last Labour Govt.?
Germany is the 5Th. richest country in the world and we are 6Th. while America is 1St. That makes your argument look a bit desperate. Say it again we are the 6Th. richest country in the world.

Billy said...

Just shows you do not have a clue Terry. he banking crisis has only cost the country £200 Billion - all because Labour let the banks run riot by getting rid of the controls. Plenty of other countries not affected like Australia, Canada etc because they kept the controls.

It is the other £4.6 Trillion of debt that Labour has bankrupted the country with that is the problem - nothing to do with banks or anyone else.

If it was just to do with the banks then there would be no crisis but Labour has brought the country to its knees with its shambolic handling of the country's finanaces and provided false figures to the IMF at the time to try and hide that.

You either haven't a clue or are just the usual Labour member happy to lie to the people for your wee party cults benefit.

Maggies Handbag said...

Why, oh why wont you listen, dear boy... In summary,I said we were in a worse position to weather the crisis than any other financial big hitter and, that the reason for this, is down to Labour's profligacy. You brought in USA, Germany, Greece etc, to support your spurious assertions of fiscal competence.

Laddie, like your ex, over promoted, leader, you're in way over your head... thanks be to Rabbie Burns, you can't do as much damage as he did.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Billy on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 16:28

Billy where have you been; were you in mourning; has something went wrong for you? Labour did not cause the financial crisis that argument is dead in the water. The fact that the crisis struck countries like America and around Europe at the same time is the great big elephant in the room, which you can’t explain. Even the Tories have stopped peddling nonsense that.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 17:10

I know it’s frustrating for you, the rubbish about Labour being to blame is now a busted flush and you want to level a lesser charge of Britain being in a worse position to recover. Let me say again – we are the 6Th. richest country in the world and Germany are slightly richer than us. Your claims just don’t add up.

Anonymous said...

You could always use some of the billions given to the banks and their bonuses by..drum roll........LABOUR.

Do you agree with the billions pured into capitalist money markets by Labour and their bonuses.

Should be simple for a dyed in the wool socialist like you.

All replies to..
Avanti Popolo
Band de Rosa
Ferguslie Park.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Anonymous on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 16:32

“Labour gave billions to the banks and their bonuses”

Good God I’ve never heard that one before where did you pick up this from, please let me know. Are you sure it wasn’t trillions or possibly zillions you never know do you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Handbag,
Every time the left want to introduce a social polciy similar to those in Germany the Right and the Tories start ranting about Hitler and how we should not be 'like' the German 'social model'. Now you want to claim that they are more stable in terms of growth GDP and social economic advance than us -better tell Cameron to start introducing German social porgress models! I recall him praising the 'Irish tiger' and slamming the Germans as 'backward looking', ho ho!
Simialrly, the US do free liberal economy better than us and have huge neigbours to trade with. The kind of social liberalism of the US is disliked by the establishment here because they like their class system too much, the Royals and the gentry class, highranking civil servants, the Church of England the BBC, private schools masquerading as charities and dipping the public purse, the military officer colleges and so on (a person from a poor background with talent can advance quite quickly in the US military officer caste, but can not get beyond sargeant major here here unles they co from the right 'set'). In short, the ruling class here want liberal economic but not liberal social existence -they enjoy their privileges too much. What we get is a a sort of hapless jig somewhere in the middle between Northern Euro-social progress and US liberal economy, a sort of hellish non-existence subject to structural weakness and a laughable insistence on playing one against the other-one mintue pro-US and anti-Europe, the other pro-Europe and only mildly friendly with the US (an old UK trick and one that we are still adopting). I worked at one of the elite US private colleges and they had a scholarship plan and a 'need blind admission' policy that makes the private schools here look like greedy Dickensian nutcases. (I will not mention the academic programes that were simply miles ahead of anything they offer have).They have this because they recognise that they do not have the kind of social and educational state welfare that most of Northern Europe provides. I hear a lot about the US economy from Tories but nothing about getting rid of the so-called 'traditions' and priviliges the Tories and upper class enjoy so much that would have to go for us to be remotely 'like' US in anything other that shadow form - the US and Germany are republics in case you haven't noticed!

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Anon. Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:07:00 AM

Over to you Handbag, good luck, you are going to need it. Just one point, a couple of years ago America saw the biggest and highest profile murder trial in it's history, that of O J Simpson.

Not only was the trial shown live on TV but Simpson's very famous defence lawyer was an African American called Johnnie Cochrane and the Trial Judge was a Japanese American called Lance Ito. It simply couldn't happen here.

Maggies Handbag said...

No chance for ordinary folk to become officers...Good God man, have you never read 'Sharpe?'

Foundling to Lt Colonel in less time than you can shake a stick at!

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... on 01/04/11

I have no idea what you are on about.

Maggies Handbag said...

Councillor. while my 'Sharpe' post was in response to the 'Anon' comment @ 12.22, it appears you're also a stranger to this Great British Hero.

I despair, I really do.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 18:45

It is a source of some comfort to me that we don’t share an opinion on “Great British Heroes”

Maggies Handbag said...

Councillor, the news may well make wish to go lay down in a darkened room, but you share Winston's views on AV.

Congratulations, laddie...Kelly,on the side of the angels at last.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 18:56

Churchill was an inbred alcoholic cretin who would not have held down a job as a dog catcher. He is famous because of his hugely privileged background he couldn’t find his own arse using both hands, a system which still plagues us today look at Prince Andrew and his half witted family.

What would they be capable of doing if they weren’t Royal? Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists, Professors?

You are no more than parasites and the reckoning will come to you some day.

Maggies Handbag said...

Councillor, I have it on impeccable authority, that Andrew is indeed a Grade A Pillock and a deeply unpleasant man...BUT,he can pilot a helicopter AND, according to you, has a better job than yours, so, hardly a half-wit.

After your diatribe, you'd better break the news to Mrs Kelly that her chances of being Lady Kelly are not high.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... on 04/04/11

It must be reassuring for the Royals and upper classes to note that there seems to be a never ending line of gullible fools prepared to support them.

Have you ever seen a Prince Andrew interview? Go figure. Do you actually believe the helicopter hero crap? I reckon it’s more like “now your highness press the blue button, now your highness pull the left hand lever: no sir that’s the right hand lever, now your highness remove your hands and keep them where I can see them as per your training, I am now about to land the helicopter, yes I know we are very high up but just keep calm, and what's that awful smell"?

Anonymous said...

Sharpe actually plays on the plucky junior no-comm officer that the other poster was on about. We all know the upper class half-wit commissioned officer who has to be assisted and attached to his men by a intermediate plucky sargeant. In the novels Sharpe is a 'hero' because he not only has to fight the enemy but is constantly at the mercy of upper class idiots in his own officer class who dine of venison and brandy while the men drop with malnutrition- kind of proves the guys point in a way.

Yours,
Denis's Gin Bottle and Mark's Criminal Record

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Anonymous on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 10:28

“kind of proves the guys point in a way. Yours, Denis's Gin Bottle and Mark's Criminal Record”

Can you explain this for me.

Anonymous said...

...as in Denis and Mark Thatcher...in alternative to her Handbag...get it?

I was trying to tell Mr Handbag about Sherpe in support of the guy from ther US. Sharpe actually supports rather than undemines what the US guy says about the British military.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Thank you for explaining that.

Maggies Handbag said...

Dear me....and I thought the 'Sharpe' books were a rippingly good series of simple adventure yarns... never realised they were deep and meaningful!

Now away and teach your granny - and Kelly - to suck eggs

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... on 09/04/11

I have no idea what you are on about.

Anonymous said...

Handbag,
I would prefer to see your racist hero Mark Thatcher sucking eggs in prison in Equatorial Guinea. Mind you, from what I here he did a fair bit of sucking to get out anyway!! Heh heh heh!

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Anonymous on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 15:17

Mark is the perfect monument to his wretched evil war criminal mother.

Maggies Handbag said...

Gentlemen, gentlemen! I put the Boy Thatcher in the same Premier League of prattishness as Prince Andrew and, additionally, have never even mentioned him, let alone implied otherwise.

However, his sainted mother, a sterling example of British womanhood, is right up there with dear Winston, though I do believe Uncle Joe tops both of them in the Evil War Criminal Stakes

As you two clowns cannot get your facts right, I do not plan any further comment on this matter.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By Maggies Handbag on SPEAKING ON THE TORY/LIBDEM BUDGET, SNP COUNCIL LE... at 11:38

Churchill and Thatcher, both war criminals but Churchill knew no better being a congenital idiot. Thatcher was very clever and therefore much more evil.