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OVER the last two weeks, Westminster has been debating the Tory/Libdem Coalition Government new proposals in this year's Queens Speech.
But don't look for this programme to offer any of the changes we desperately need. For someone looking for a job, for a business looking for finance to invest or for a family whose living standards are being squeezed, this speech offers no hope.
The Government promised recovery, but they delivered recession, we have the worst levels of unemployment in 16 years and the first double dip recession for 37 years.
They said we were all in this together, but they instead asked millions to pay more so millionaires could pay less.
THE dust has finally settled on the Scottish Council elections, well almost, if we overlook the 380 votes found in a ballot box from Battlefield Primary that were 'mislaid'.
Of course Glasgow City Council needs to look into this matter and launch an investigation into how this happened as soon as possible but whatever the outcome of this investigation I don't think it'll change the overall results.
So, whatever the make-up of Glasgow City Council it's now time to work together for a better Glasgow. I don't think the people of Glasgow want to see their council oppose everything the Scottish Government proposes simply through petty politics.
IT has almost been a year since I was first elected to the Scottish Parliament and honoured to represent the city of Glasgow.
As a politician you aren't given a manual or specific training on how to do the job but thrown in the deep end to find your own feet.
You have to figure out the best way to achieve results for the people you were elected to represent.
It can be a steep learning curve but one lesson that has stood out more than any other is that politicians and political institutions are at their best when we work together.
THE upcoming Local Government elections are your chance to choose your City Councils priorities for the next five years.
Only six days away, these elections will decide our City's future direction, how we build on our successes and how we deal with the challenges that still remain.
In Glasgow, Labour has a proud record of delivery and a positive offer for the future. By putting you first, we want to make sure that the Council's priorities match your concerns and aspirations.
GLASGOW goes to the polls next week. You've probably had lots of letters about the elections - but there is something specific I want to say.
I am privileged to have been the Labour leader of Glasgow City Council for two years.
The decision on whether I continue in that role rests in your hands. So I want to tell you why I am seeking re-election.
In Glasgow, Labour has a proven record of achievement - the only major city where unemployment fell last year, the first place to pay a living wage, the largest apprenticeship scheme for school leavers, new secondary schools for all, free childcare for three-year-olds, better school results and winning the Commonwealth Games.
And we've done all this while freezing the council tax for the last seven years.