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 biting 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 6 – Do you agree with me that people who are disabled are entitled to a living allowance? Do you agree with me that the Government should provide mobility support for the 80,000 people who live in care homes? It has been eight months since the government announced a 20% cut to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Disability charities have witnessed massive levels of concern over the future of support. Despite a huge backlash and many complaints the DWP have announced that they do not intend to change the proposals, the government is going ahead with a £2.17 billion reduction in support. They also remain committed to axing mobility support for almost 80,000 disabled people living in care homes.
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.