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Glasgow and Equal Pay

Lots of readers from Glasgow have been in touch to ask why it's taking so long to reach a settlement of people's equal pay claims especially as the City Council has not appealed the recent decision of the Court of Session. As regular...Show More Summary

Trump's No Leader

The 45th President of the United States retweeted this photoshopped picture showing a CNN journalist being mowed down by the 'Trump Train' - just days after a neo-Nazi, white supremacist used his car as a weapon by driving it at high speed into a crowd of peaceful protesters, killing a young woman named Heather Heyer. Show More Summary

Trump's America

Politicians are not necessarily responsible for the people who pledge loyalty to their cause, in much the same way as football clubs can't stop supporters from following their favourite team. Unless, of course, said supporters step out...Show More Summary

Scotland's Benny Hill

I enjoyed the First Minister's put down of her predecessor Alex Salmond whose sense of humour she likened to that very well known but horribly dated comedian, the one and only Benny Hill. I think Ms Sturgeon may also have had a moreShow More Summary

Labour on Brexit

Labour's international trade spokesperson, Bill Esterson, ties himself in knots trying to explain party policy on Brexit and the Customs Union. The full interview is well worth a listen via the link below to Politics Home. More Summary

Glasgow - The Big Test

The BBC reports that the long running janitors' dispute in Glasgow has finally been resolved with a new pay deal and agreement over job numbers. Now the number of staff involved (just over 200) is small compared to the 10,000 or so who are part of the even longer running equal pay dispute with Glasgow City Council which goes all the way back to 2005. Show More Summary

Local Decision Makers

Scottish local government looks decidedly ridiculous today with the news that councillors across Scotland owe local council tax debts worth £126,000 while they continue to make important decisions regarding local services. In Glasgow...Show More Summary

Glasgow's Pay Arrangements

Here's a post from the blog site archive which underlines the importance of understanding exactly how male jobs were treated under Glasgow City Council's WPBR (Workforce Pay and Benefits Review). Because the City Council's Employee Development...Show More Summary

Needy Narcissists

The White House released this bizarre statement about Donald Trump recently which reads as if it were dictated personally by a man who is clearly a terrible narcissist and deeply in love with himself. "President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him. Show More Summary

Glasgow - Musical Chairs

What does the fight for equal pay in Glasgow City Council have to do with the old party game of 'Musical Chairs? Find out on the blog site this coming week when all shall be revealed - in the meantime here's your starter for 10, as they say on University Challenge. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday South Park

Today is the 20th birthday of 'South Park' which I first started watching with my two children even though much of its scabrous content was very politically incorrect. But I took the view that much like Road Dahl's books children love things that make fun of the adult world which is often contradictory and hypocritical. Show More Summary

An Honest Friend

My younger brother Kevin would have been 50 years old today had life not dealt him a short hand as he travelled through Bolivia back in March 2012 on the 'journey of a lifetime' to Tierra del Fuego. I miss Kevin's easy charm and cheery...Show More Summary

Glasgow - Catch Up

The month of July is not always a busy period for the blog site, not least because it's the peak holiday season in the west of Scotland and often there's not a lot happening. But July 2017 has been different because there were lots of...Show More Summary

World Dynasties

The Independent reports on what other countries really think about Donald Trump's decision to appoint his daughter Ivanka as 'head' of a US delegation to India for an international summit on global entrepreneurship. While North Korea...Show More Summary

Politics and Ideologues

Emma Duncan, an economist and Associate Editor of The Economist magazine, wrote an interesting article for The Times recently the state of affairs in Venezuela. Whilst not completely damning of Jeremy Corbyn her judgment of the Labour...Show More Summary

Reclaim the Streets

I contacted my local MP and MSP after writing about my experience of the Orange Walk in Glasgow back in July both, I'm pleased to say, were supportive. John Mason MSP wrote to me by email to say he broadly agreed with what I had to say and Alison Thewliss responded as follows. Show More Summary

Glasgow's Pay Arrangements

I submitted an FoI request to Glasgow City Council earlier this year asking for details on the comparative rates of pay for various traditional male jobs. One of the jobs I asked about was that of Garage Engineer and back in 2007 this...Show More Summary

Tails Don't Wag Dogs

The Herald carried an interesting opinion piece the other day by Matthew Lindsay on the behaviour of Celtic FC's 'ultra' football fans, the self-styled Green Brigade. 'Colour' is good at football matches, as is passion, but if you ask...Show More Summary

Little Red Roosters

A family member who has very 'green' fingers posted a photo on Facebook of his bountiful crop of home-grown Red Rooster potatoes. Now this photo doesn't do them justice because it's from the internet rather than Facebook which doesn't allow users to copy and paste Facebook photos easily. Show More Summary

Mirror, Mirror.....

I can't say I've ever agreed with Kim Jong Un on the blog site up until now, but the North Korean despot may have a point. Dictators vs Demagogues (16/04/17) The Times cartoonist Peter Brookes on the rising tensions surrounding North Korea and the response of the equally unpredictable Donald Trump. Show More Summary

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