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Glasgow City Council Update

Seems like the trade unions in Glasgow now agree that the City Council has, in fact, sought leave to appeal the recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The judicial process will now rumble along behind the scenes, but as regular readers know this is not just a dry legal argument for the lawyers. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

A kind reader passed on this article from The Motherwell Times which proclaims the news that Home Carers jobs in North Lanarkshire Council will not be hived off to the private sector. Now you ask me that was a barking mad proposal in the first place and I have no idea why a Labour-run council would even consider such a move in the first place. Show More Summary

More Readers' Comments

Here are some more readers comments I've received on recent posts to the blog site via email, Twitter and Facebook. So keep Liking, Sharing and Retweeting to help get the message across on the ongoing fight for equal pay. Comments by...Show More Summary

Labour Farce Continues

The latest craze in Labour politics seems to be senior figures eating their own words or disavowing their own behaviour after saying or doing something especially stupid and ghastly. Take the leader of Brent Council in London, Muhammed...Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

A reader from North Lanarkshire has been in touch to ask about the recent tribunal hearing involving Sheltered Housing Wardens, Clerical Assistants and Classroom Assistants. " Great news to hear North Lanarkshire have settled for Clerical Workers. Show More Summary

Arrogant Tosser (25/10/16)

I've long regarded Seumas Milne as an 'arrogant tosser' and my enmity towards Labour's new 'spinmeister' goes back to the days when he was the comment editor at The Guardian. In wrote an opinion piece for the newspaper, in SeptemberShow More Summary

"It's not the party I joined"

The Yorkshire Post and The Herald newspaper both give fresh legs to the ongoing row about anti-Semitism and a general sense of craziness within the Labour Party. But the most telling comment for me is the one from Alan Johnson, a widely respected MP and former Labour minister who said: “I am worried about it. Show More Summary

Labour in Denial

Here are three Tweets posted by Shah Hussain, an experienced Labour councillor apparently, and one of three more Labour Party members who have been suspended for making dumb, potentially anti-Semitic, comments on social media. Now don't...Show More Summary

Dog Whistles and Equal Pay (25/04/16)

Boris Johnson has been getting pelters all weekend, and rightly so in my opinion, over his dog whistle comment about President Barack Obama being "part-Kenyan", a phrase Bojo used in writing a very hostile, anti-EU article for The Sun newspaper. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire MPs

Here are the email addresses for the four Westminster MPs whose constituencies cover the North Lanarkshire Council area. Everyone affected by the pensions dispute with North Lanarkshire Council should consider witting to their local MP, so that this matter is brought to a conclusion as quickly as possible. Show More Summary

NLC Update (01/05/16)

I came across this Twitter post from Marion Fellows MP, one of the four SNP MPs whose constituencies cover the North Lanarkshire Council areas. Now 'autism' is a very worthy cause for people to support, but I wonder if any readers have...Show More Summary

Calling Glasgow

I'm told there are quite a few 'stragglers' who have still to return their A4ES update letters which were sent out to clients in Glasgow a few weeks ago. If you have not already returned this information by email or post, please do so...Show More Summary

Lanarkshire Labour

North Lanarkshire Council has been hogging the news headlines recently, for all the wrong reasons, but The Sunday Herald reports that after a 7 month investigation a council boss in Labour-run South Lanarkshire Council has been disciplined over a lucrative taxi contract awarded to his nephew. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

A reader from North Lanarkshire has been in touch with Elaine Smith who is standing as the local Labour candidate in Coatbridge and Chryston constituency. Now I've written about Labour politicians on the blog site previously, both in Lanarkshire and elsewhere, and the reader's email makes a very telling point if you ask me. Show More Summary

The Fight for Equal Pay (01/05/16)

In a few days time the voters will elect a new Scottish Parliament which has the ability to put rocket boosters under the fight for equal pay. Now all the opinion polls predict that Nicola Sturgeon will be re-elected as a Glasgow MSP and also returned as Scotland's First Minister. Show More Summary

Elections and Equal Pay (03/05/16)

I have been doing some research on the Scottish Parliament elections and came across this fascinating entry from the Labour Party web site regarding its candidate for the seat of East Kilbride, part of the South Lanarkshire Council area. Show More Summary

London Mayor

I don't have a vote in the contest to elect London's next Mayor which appears to have come down to a two horse race between Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan. If push came to shove I would opt for Sadiq Khan, although I'm not terribly impressed with either candidate I have to say. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

The Herald reports that yet another investigation is underway into allegations of corruption in North Lanarkshire Council (NLC). Apparently, police are investigating concerns raised by council officials into a central heating company...Show More Summary

Here Comes The Sun

I was puzzled by Nicola Sturgeons' decision to pose with the front page of The Sun newspaper which depicts Scotland's First Minister-in-waiting as captain of the USS Enterprise. Now I'm a bit of a Star Trek fan myself and although I've...Show More Summary

Star Trekkin (16/10/13)

The Voyager 1 space probe has finally our world's solar system and is now heading into deep space - 12 billion miles from Planet Earth - where it will take another 40,000 years to reach the nearest star to our Sun. Mind boggling. Voyager...Show More Summary

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