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> Glasgow Parks Privatisation Plans, Council, unions and campaigners square up
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post 17th Mar 2010, 11:22am
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You mean there's skulduggery, chicanery and jiggery-pokery going on within Glasgow District Council? Ah wid never hiv believed it! ohmy.gif


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post 17th Mar 2010, 11:33am
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No no, it's time to kick up a rammy, as this idea is revolting. These lovely places should stay firmly in public ownership, there is no reason otherwise other than some planks making a fast buck.

Wits left of our fast dwindling heritage is being palmed of by a plethora of besuited, greedy wee nyaffs tae a shower of profiteering non entities who could not give a shyte for anything other than lining thurr pockets, whatever the cost to others. These bastages wid have nea qualms aboot skinning ye 10 for a wee saunter aroond Rouken Glen.

We have seen what privatisation of OUR natural resourses has done down the years; sky high resource prices, fat cats getting fatter, and "standards" plummeting.

Surely it is high time to pit the brakes on the greed and instant gratification culture that slowly crept into this country.


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post 17th Mar 2010, 11:38am
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This is absolutely preposterous. I am sick to death of the Glasgow District Council.

Are they trying to knock Glasgow off the map.?

We are losing our identity, Obviously a ploy to satisfy personal greed.

They know they are all going to be out of jobs soon, sooner the better. mad.gif



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post 17th Mar 2010, 11:55am
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QUOTE (stratson @ 17th Mar 2010, 12:55pm) *
This is absolutely preposterous. I am sick to death of the Glasgow District Council.

Are they trying to knock Glasgow off the map.?

We are losing our identity, Obviously a ploy to satisfy personal greed.

They know they are all going to be out of jobs soon, sooner the better. mad.gif

On the other hand they might know that they are secure in their jobs and can, without fear, take (financial and social) advantage of their positions as has done in recent instances of note.
Would you exploit your position if you knew it would jeopardise your job or social standing?


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post 17th Mar 2010, 12:02pm
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On the other hand they might know that they are secure in their jobs and can, without fear, take (financial and social) advantage of their positions as has done in recent instances of note.
Would you exploit your position if you knew it would jeopardise your job or social standing?

Personally I would not exploit anyone or anything, however there are those who would and do.

Do you think their jobs are secure? huh.gif


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post 17th Mar 2010, 12:23pm
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QUOTE (stratson @ 17th Mar 2010, 01:19pm) *
Do you think their jobs are secure? huh.gif

I think that they think so.
Otherwise how could they continue to act as they do?
Have they no fear of voter retribution?


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post 17th Mar 2010, 04:06pm
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If this plan goes ahead, would the citizens of Glasgow get a reduction in the commuinity charge?
Thought not biggrin.gif
Struggling councils, can some of this be traced back to the Community charge being frozen for the past couple of years.
What will the coucillors be looking after, housing is run by GHA, Parks etc possibly by this English company, is there much left?
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post 17th Mar 2010, 04:39pm
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Aye Norrie we are left for the moment. But maybe we are next to be sold off for cheap labour. sad.gif

Pensioners for sale, buy two, get a third one free. laugh.gif


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post 17th Mar 2010, 04:49pm
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Are we seeing the formation of highland clearances, round 2? An English based company to take over refuse collections and park admin?

We have shopping malls in the city centre and periphal areas.

Not Scots run - need I add more?
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post 17th Mar 2010, 05:38pm
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QUOTE (Heather @ 17th Mar 2010, 04:56pm) *
Aye Norrie we are left for the moment. But maybe we are next to be sold off for cheap labour.

Pensioners for sale, buy two, get a third one free. laugh.gif

Think a few of us widnae be accepted as a B.O.G.O.F. Heather. Mibbe we will aw get flown tae Switzerland. rolleyes.gif


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post 17th Mar 2010, 05:56pm
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QUOTE (Rabbie @ 17th Mar 2010, 11:50am) *
No no, it's time to kick up a rammy, as this idea is revolting. These lovely places should stay firmly in public ownership, there is no reason otherwise other than some planks making a fast buck.

Wits left of our fast dwindling heritage is being palmed of by a plethora of besuited, greedy wee nyaffs tae a shower of profiteering non entities who could not give a shyte for anything other than lining thurr pockets, whatever the cost to others. These bastages wid have nea qualms aboot skinning ye 10 for a wee saunter aroond Rouken Glen.

We have seen what privatisation of OUR natural resourses has done down the years; sky high resource prices, fat cats getting fatter, and "standards" plummeting.

Surely it is high time to pit the brakes on the greed and instant gratification culture that slowly crept into this country.

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post 17th Mar 2010, 06:47pm
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Beware, for once a public place is vandalized to suit private interests it immediately loses character, and clentel and then failure and then comes the real intent of the privateer, development. When that happens we have concrete jungles replacing turfed happiness

Oor visitor tae the boards Harry Greenwood hit the nail right oan the heid, wi' this wan!

Letting private enterprise in 'through the backdoor' is the slippery slope to disaster for 'Glasgows Pride'. These people whom you have in 'control' there at the minute, need investigating thoroughly. I smell more than one or two rats.


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post 17th Mar 2010, 08:12pm
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Yes, of course, we can have our parks run and administered by Glasgow City Council as the employer. We can have Glasgow City Council run cleansing services and we can even have our cleansing workers and Land Services workers working a 40 hour, five day week.

All we have to do as council tax payers is foot the bill.

Which whinging poster here knows what that will cost in terms of increased council tax and who among us wants to pay more council tax?
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post 17th Mar 2010, 10:15pm
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QUOTE (Guest @ 17th Mar 2010, 08:29pm) *
Yes, of course, we can have our parks run and administered by Glasgow City Council as the employer. We can have Glasgow City Council run cleansing services and we can even have our cleansing workers and Land Services workers working a 40 hour, five day week.

All we have to do as council tax payers is foot the bill.

Which whinging poster here knows what that will cost in terms of increased council tax and who among us wants to pay more council tax?

Eh, back up there a bit bald eagle!

Our parks have been "run and administered" for decades by the local authority and - for the most part - that running and administration has been at least adequate, at times much more than adequate.

The problem in recent years has been two-fold: (1) a now (thankfully) departed publicity-seeking politician decided to get his mug in the papers by announcing that council tax would be frozen indefinitely, regardless of the awful consequences such thoughtless action would have on the provision of core services; (2) at about the same time a re-organized council 'executive' decision-making group went wild on its own deluded sense of self-importance and sanctioned vanity project after vanity project that the city does not need.... the combined cost to taxpayers of just two of these - the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Riverside Museum - will be at least 500 MILLION!!!

Now today we see core, front-line services being deliberately run into the ground just so that council members can stand in front of the electorate - like you are doing here Guest - and plead the case that there is 'no alternative' but to hive everything off to the greedy private sector, who will continue to run services even further into the ground.... and also extract a huge profit for greedy shareholders at the same time.

You see Guest, running a council is actually quite simple.... (1) put people in charge who actually know what they are doing and (2) don't pursue costly vanity projects at the expense of core service provision.

Simple when you think about it.... it's just a shame that those in power these days apparently have little capacity/inclination in the thinking department!!!

I voted NO by the way! smile.gif
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post 17th Mar 2010, 11:05pm
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QUOTE (Guest #2 @ 17th Mar 2010, 11:32pm) *
.... it's just a shame that those in power these days apparently have little capacity/inclination in the thinking department!!!

Too occupied with their private vanity projects, incorporating mirrors ... and nose candy.
Glaswegians might like to lay claim that they didn't come up the Clyde in a banana boat but they're apparently being sold down that same river.





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