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Labour’s “no cuts” budgets fail to offer a fighting alternative to austerity

Matt Dobson reports North Ayrshire Labour-run council has claimed it has implemented a “no cuts budget” for 2017/18. Council leader Joe Cullinane was quoted in the Morning Star: “I have proposed the most radical, anti-austerity budget seen in North Ayrshire for ...

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Labour slash council services in Glasgow as trade unions demand a No Cuts budget

Matt Dobson  Over 150 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners protested at Glasgow City Council’s budget setting meeting on 19th February. The protest was backed by all the local authority trade unions, Unison, Unite, GMB and the EIS, and demanded that ...

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Community fightback over Dundee school threatened with closure by SNP council

An angry meeting of 60 parents, pupils and supporters met in Menzieshill church to oppose the proposed closure of the local High School by the SNP-run Dundee City Council.  There were brief opening remarks for the top table. Unfortunately, the ...

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SNP budget means another £500 million in Tory cuts for Scotland


Philip Stott  The Scottish Government’s budget for 2015/16 was unveiled yesterday by SNP Finance Secretary John Swinney. For millions of working-class people in Scotland there will be no respite from continuing Tory austerity and cuts to public services. The SNP’s ...

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