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Showing posts with label Patricia Ferguson MSP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Patricia Ferguson MSP. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Commonwealth Games ‘legacy’? Shona Robison SNP and Patricia Ferguson–Labour in cosy concert against Dr. Libby Porter

This programme made me feel sick – an SNP MSP in league with a Labour MSP against the people of Dalmarnock, the disabled children of the Accord Centre, and a Glasgow University world expert on urban regeneration and the negative impact of projects such as the Commonwealth Games.

Dr. LIBBY PORTER of GLASGOW UNIVERSITY

University of Glasgow School of Social and  Political Sciences

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Glasgow Labour destroyed Dalmarnock, made some of its people homeless and penniless, while obscenely enriching property developers and house builders. The SNP has done little or nothing - except pose for a few photographs - for these people.  The local SNP MP, John Mason, as far as I know, has walked away from them. (I would be delighted to hear differently from him, or any source.)

The Glasgow Press, with the honourable exception of the Sun and Paul Drury, has either ignored them or misrepresented their position. The rich sportsmen of Glasgow, and Celtic Football Club, on their doorstep, have ignored them. Scottish television channels have given them superficial and in general negligible coverage.

This is Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games’ shameful secret, and should be the shame of the sports-obsessed professional and political classes of the West of Scotland.

There is still time for the Scottish Government to show some humanity – and some bloody sense – before the local elections on 3rd of May.

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