Edinburgh City Council SNP/LibDem Administration Refuses to Back Motion in Support of the Hardest Hit Rally on 22nd October

Edinburgh City Council Chambers on the Royal Mile/High Street


On Tuesday 4th October 2011 the SNP/Lib-Dem administration voted against supporting a motion in support of the Hardest His Rally in Edinburgh on 22nd October at their Policy and Strategy committee. 


Only the Green Councillor supported the Labour motion. Why the difference between the Council and Parliament?

 The motion read as follows:


By Councillor Ewan Aitken – March Against Welfare Reform Bill – remitted from the Council in terms of Standing Order 28.3

“Council notes the planned march on 22 October in Edinburgh led by members of the
disability community against the proposed changes to disability benefits and other welfare support in the upcoming welfare reform bill.”

“Council agrees to endorse this event as a way in which the voice of those often silenced will now be heard.”

Councillor Gordon Munro (Leith Ward, Labour) writes: “Cllr Ewan Aitken had put it before the Full Council meeting on 222nd September and it was remitted from there to today’s meeting.”

Shame on Edinburgh Council!

They’ll be hearing from us in due course!

Black Triangle

  • Paul Smith October 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Disgraceful, don’t these people have any Morals ???

  • Peter Lockhart on Facebook October 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    SNP in the Scottish parliament seem to be different to those on councils. Fife council is run by a SNP/Lib Dem coalition and is more right wing than any Tory council.

  • Elysabeth Mccaig-scott on Facebook October 11, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Sorry- having a bad day connecting the dots today, so is it BT, us, the ones without “morals”? BT members have far more ethics and morals than the council members that disagree with disabled people getting out to exercise their democratic right to peacefull dissent and protest!

  • lambosheepman October 11, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    So now let the bells ring out and the word be proclaimed from every vantage point, the SNP are the 3rd member of the coalition of death. A tri party of disability hate and poverty mongers as it were. Let is send a message to them that they are as much part of history with all the same associations as the germans of the 1930’s.

  • Joe Kane on Facebook October 12, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Exactly what was so difficult about supporting a motion that costs Edinburgh Council no money and is merely about giving moral support to a good cause and event taking place in their own city?

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