08.00 am. April 1St. 20 10 (an omen?) off to Renfrewshire Council for the regular full council meeting the circus is back in town, the now commonplace protest group gathers outside; protests are becoming more and more common the longer the SNP Lib. / Dem. cabal remain in power. Today’s protest is about a very embarrassing cut being made by the administration; perhaps I should rephrase that and say it is a cut which would disgrace anyone with an ounce of decency in them which is why it is being blithely done by the present administration who have shown already with other savage cuts that they are completely bereft of any decency and have no shame.
Many people thought they couldn’t get any worse after their attack on the elderly wardens service; that attack was followed by cuts in music tuition for our schoolchildren surely that’s about as low as they will sink we said; wow! these are tough guys with claymores; insensible and inept. Then came the abandonment of the pensioners yearly outing ‘doon the watter’ “completely out of order” we shouted along with the public; no more surely no more the suffering public pleaded; then they took away the school buses, we began to think we were living under occupation by a particularly sadistic enemy of the people, no more, no more we pleaded again on behalf of the population. Is there a pattern to this I hear you ask? think ‘vulnerable’, pensioners, school kids, the weakest under attack by the SNP Lib. Dem. bullies; that’s the pattern no mistake about it go for the weakest.
Today’s council meeting saw them descend to new depths; today Labour moved a motion to have the council reconsider it’s decision to remove Death Cover Insurance from it’s lowest paid workers; those who can’t afford the council pension schemes; the most defenceless again are hit and hit hard by these bean counters; this council can’t afford to cover it’s poorest workers but it can afford to pay it’s senior officers 22% pay rises giving rises in some cases of approx. £15,000 that’s a rise not a salary. During the debate the completely hapless SNP leader Mckay tried to tell us that his council were not mean and paid good wages; is he not aware of or is he deliberately ignoring the many full time council employees who can’t survive without benefits because their wages are so low? Is it dunderheed Derek or deceitful Derek?
THE POOLS PROTESTERS
Another protest today was from the Johnstone and Elderslie pools campaign; again the Labour group moved an amendment to reconsider the proposed closures; this time we got the impression that the administration were enjoying telling them that they had no chance; the protesters were very angry and I’m sure they will remember the conceit of the SNP Lib, Dem. Cllrs. Let me give you a couple of examples of the administration’s arguments and you can decide for yourselves whether they are being honest and straight with the people of Johnstone and Elderslie.
Cllr. McKay SNP boasted of organisations in the area who supported their plans, this sounds good until you examine what he is saying and you find that he and the council are being insincere in the extreme. The SNP Lib. Dems. have a large project to expand sports facilities which impinges on present swimming provision in the area they regularly trot out that Johnstone High School PTA support their plan; Johnstone High School will get a new swimming pool under their plan so no surprise there eh? SNP to the PTA “would you like a brand new school swimming pool?” PTA “ OK let us think about this, OK we’ve thought about it we want a new pool” hence cllr. McKay’s sly claim that he had their support. Then he claimed the support of a local swimming club which he said backed the plans for increased sports facilities; well they would wouldn’t they?
And here patient reader is the thing which blows their claim to have consulted out of the water if you will pardon the pun. The SNP Lib. Dem. disdain for the people is such that they think they can get away with claiming the support of groups without ever mentioning in their pitch to them that Johnstone and Elderslie pools were too close. That’s correct these shysters never asked anyone at all if they would support the closures of these two pools; they let the people they were selling it to assume that the new facilities were additional to the existing pools, a grubby trick and typical of the SNP Lib. Dems. The local swimming club wrote to Labour and said “under no circumstances do we support the closure of any existing facilities” the SNP conned them and the other people of the area. It remains the case that no one has been able to find anyone in the area who was consulted on these matters and certainly no one who was told that these 2 pools were to close as part of their plans.
We asked the SNP Lib. Dem. administration to consult again with the information included about the pool closures and they voted that down; considering their sneaky behaviour it comes as no surprise. These are the facts of the matter and they bring shame on Renfrewshire Council and particularly the SNP who lead it, they simply can’t be trusted but this aint over yet the people of the area are infuriated at what they are now learning, it has brought the local council and local politics into disrepute and is has to be sorted; how many people who were conned into voting for this mob of chancers are now regretting falling for their deceitful claims; will they make the same mistake again?