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Where we are and where we will be
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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

And from nowhere they agreed to what we wanted!

Well, well, despite my despondent comments yesterday and just when I though I had a handle on this mob, the SNP/Libdem administration surprise me. We put up 3 amendments to recommendations by the administration at the Policy and Strategy committee, and amazingly, they accepted two and a half of them! (you can see the amendments in full on www.edinburghlabour.org from tomorrow)

We persuaded them to ask for more powers for local government to deal with climate change and to, amongst other things, have an "environmental impact statement" as part of every Council report. They also agreed to include a call for more councillors on health boards to improve democratic accountability if directly elected boards don't happen, (which seems likely, despite it being an SNP pledge, but we know how meaningless they are!).

Interestingly however, the body language of the Lib Dem leadership was such that despite this outbreak of consensual politics, they only said yes once they had the nod from the SNP, so we know who is still in charge and it ain't the Lib Dems!

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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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