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Where we are and where we will be
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Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Elvis is still in the building licking stamps

Tuesday 6th November

Today the Lib Dems failed Edinburgh. I gave them the opportunity in a motion to the Policy and Resources Committee to lead an all party delegation to ask John Swinney just how he was going to decided what Edinburgh was going to get from is £70m, what criteria he was going to use and more importantly how him deciding what edinburgh needed was more democratic than those of us elected by the citizens of Edinburgh how their money is spent.

Instead I was told “we don’t need to do this because we have written him a letter”. Like that is going to have him quaking in his nationalist boots. They have used this excuse for inaction so often now that I think their theme tune is “I sent a letter to the postman” Trouble is that John Swinney will do what the song says and send it right back. this is the time for collective action. Its tragic really. Local Democracy is under attack and the Lib Dems are too busy licking stamps to lead the defence.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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