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!