The political tensions within Glasgow City Council rumble on as they have done for years, but since Steven Purcell's abrupt department a few weeks ago, the tensions have increased. Yesterday there was a 90 minute meeting of the council to discuss the consequences of Purcell's departure but, by all accounts, it was an undignified melee including Alistair Watson, the recently resigned chair of SPT who quit over expenses, saying: "For the SNP, this is about saving the seat of a nasty man (John Mason MP) in the next election. They are nothing but street corner gossip merchants on Coronation Street."
The Herald has provided an excellent graphic of Glasgow council's Arms Length Organisations (ALEOS), the associated councillors plus details of payments they received. (click on the link above)
As well as a list of who's who, it displays the cronyism within Scotland's largest council offices. The cost of jobs-for-the-boys-and-girls is estimated to be around £400,000 - a sum which may have some Glaswegians fuming.
The result of the vote for an independent inquiry was 23 for and 48 against. Of course labour don't want an independent inquiry, because then the cronies and their loyalties would be tried to their limits, but Glasgow needs to be thoroughly examined - if only for the sake of all public service in Scotland.