The SNP/Libdems administrations ability to ruin any attempt at consensus for fear of being seen to agree with an idea we had was taken to extremes today at the Policy and Strategy committee which dragged on for 4 hours.
As part of our response to the proposals for dealing with migration,I suggested that we draw on the experiences f those involved with the soon to be shut Edinburgh Refugee Centre. Having been part of the group that set it up I am sad its going but there seems little chance of a reprieve so I have to accept that., I suggested that they have a skill set however, that mean they understand how to help folk from other places cope with being in Edinburgh and we should draw on that wisdom.
Oh no the SNP/Libdems cry; "you are just being political and anyway we know everything there is to know about this issue and so we don't need to ask anyone's help, especially if you suggest it". Its pathetic really and sadly, those that will loose out are those who most need the help but that beyond the understanding of this lot.
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