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 8 – A ONE-LEGGED midwife has had her benefits slashed - because she can walk.
Angry Tracy Stronach received disability living allowance (DLA) after having her right leg amputated below the knee three years ago.
But this has been taken off her as the Government try to slash the UK's £12billion welfare bill.
Tracy, 40, who works at Dr Gray's Hospital in her home town of Elgin, Moray, reckons amputees have become an easy target.
She said: "I wonder just how many other people are in the same situation"
I regard this as an unacceptable attack on the vulnerable. Derek Mackay and the SNP/Libdem coalition think differently.
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.