To the council for the grandly titled "Leadership Board" a rather unfortunate title when one considers that the Leadership board is in fact led by SNP council leader Derek MacKay which is to say that it has no leader worth the name and is in fact rudderless, the council continues to be run by officers with a coalition administration who perform like a row of nodding donkeys. Tory Cllr. Ian Langlands supports them mostly, while he is no nodding donkey he is however consistently wrong on almost every issue.
Today we had an item which cut the money that Local Area Committees (LAC's) were to be allowed to issue as grants, just to remind you LAC's were set up and heralded by the SNP/Libdem coalition as bringing democracy to the people, the people however are not allowed to vote on anything at the meetings, Democracy? This SNP/Lib Dem. sham democracy was further eroded today when they decided that the LAC's would be told what and who were to get grants so this Democratic ? farce does not let people vote and does not let members of the LAC vote as they wish, welcome to what an independent Scotland would look like, Cairo on the banks of the river Cart.
All the SNP/Lib Dem coalition councillors + the one Tory supported the decision that grants would be no longer be available for Christmas Dinners, Lunches and day trips, now who will take the hit for that I wonder? how about pensioners, community clubs and the poor. The attitude of the coalition councillors to the elderly pensioners who enjoy these things was one of scathing contempt they regard our senior citizens and the poor in our communities as scroungers because they apply for grants for trips and Christmas dinners, this is the real face of the SNP and Lib Dems, as hard and right wing as any backwoods Tory and every bit as callous, vicious and mean.
The SNP/Lib Dem councillors are however not so stingy with their own pet projects which allows them to strut around and get publicity, Fireworks Displays, Christmas lights, paying pop stars to turn on lights, bringing Gaelic Choirs to Paisley, they even sent a van to Edinburgh to get a supply of napkins with a saltire design when the "Spiv" Salmond was visiting the council, these are all OK, giving senior council officers a wage increase of 23% while cutting school busses is OK as well, as is getting rid of 310 teaching jobs and bringing unqualified people in to replace teachers, all of the above are fine with the SNP/Lib dem and usually the Tory councillors as well but giving our pensioners a grant for a Christmas dinner is not! These are the kind of people who are running our council doesn't it make you embarrassed to admit you come from Renfrewshire?