09.00 Thursday 28/03/2013 and the curtain goes up on the full council meeting called by the snp at an approximate cost to you the taxpayer of £2.5oo.
the explanation for the meeting? They wanted to try to blame labour for closing Elderslie swimming pool. The records show and they are not disputed by anyone that the decision to close this pool was taken by the previous snp/Libdem council administration, not only that but the records also show that they reiterated that decision on no fewer than 4 occasions making it 5 times in total that the snp/Libdem administration voted for closure of the pool.
Despite never having a plan B for the closed pool they now wanted labour to keep the building standing until a plan was in place to develop the site while admitting that it was to remain neglected. They had no proposals for keeping the building safe from vandalism, graffiti or arson etc. and no source of funding to pay for such tasks either. Local residents are incensed at the snp attempt to leave a large derelict building in their midst surrounded by shops, pubs, houses, village hall, bowling green, they are unconscionable chancers who couldn't care less about the people of Elderslie.
At this same meeting labour voted through a motion (opposed by the snp) to guarantee that no council tenants would be evicted because of the bedroom tax. We also called on the snp Scottish Government to enact legislation to ensure that no tenant either council, housing association or private would be evicted. The snp government have the power to do this but they have refused to do so. So much for their claims to be "Scotland's party" what a sick joke that now looks. The truth is that the snp want to see evictions so they can point the finger at the Westminster parliament and remind people that it is of course in England to further their own narrow agenda for the breakup of Britain, this is the lengths they are prepared to go to and make no mistake it's their own Scottish tenants who will be the ones who suffer, Scotland's party my "Jim Royle"