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TOMORROW afternoon, the Chancellor George Osborne has the opportunity to look at his economic record over the past two and a half years, look at the consequences of his policies, and then decide, as millions of others have, that Britain deserves better.
Because no matter how you look at it, David Cameron and George Osborne's economic policies are simply not working.
Glasgow needs a budget that is focused on supporting household budgets, creating jobs and boosting growth.
LIKE many Scots, I stayed up much longer than I should have to watch President Obama win a second Presidential term.
As a supporter of the Democratic Party and President Obama I was delighted to see so many Americans decide that the best way forward for their country was to continue to put their trust in Obama.
But more important than who is in the White House is how the UK and the US can work together to help others across the world, how by working in partnership we can be a force for good across the world.
THIS week, Labour Party members gathered in Manchester for the Labour Party's Annual Conference, one of the highlights of the political calendar. It's an opportunity to renew old friendships and make new ones.
One of the highlights of this year's conference was watching Glasgow City Council's Leader, Gordon Matheson, announce to a packed hall that in tough times, our City would act to protect low paid workers and raise the Glasgow Living Wage from £7:20 to £7:50 an hour.
With a double-dip recession and a Government in Holyrood distracted by a referendum, low paid workers are bearing the brunt of increased cost of living and benefit cuts.
THE West Coast Mainline is the route from Glasgow's Central Station to London, carrying 31 million passengers every year.
It is one of Scotland's, and the UK's, most important rail lines.
LIKE millions across our country and billions across the world, this week I have been glued to the Olympics.
The Olympics are a fantastic showcase for sport and this year's games have been no exception.
And with Team GB competing in a record number of events, this has only made it more compulsive viewing.
YESTERDAY at a crowded hall in Napier University, the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom- Better Together - was launched.
The campaign's message is clear, simple and positive - Scotland is stronger now and will be stronger in the future; economically, politically and socially as a partner in the United Kingdom.
The campaign will be a coming together of millions of Scots from every social and political background who believe that it would be an irreversible mistake to break up the most successful political and economic union the world has seen.
A union that has given us over 300 years of shared history, prosperity and security.
THIS WEEK the Government published a report which recommended the removal of many employee rights to make it easier for firms to hire and fire workers.
David Cameron had asked Tory Donor, Adrian Beecroft, a venture capitalist and part of the controversial high-interest pay-day lender Wonga, to write the report on employment law.
The report, which the Government will now consult before writing into law, recommended introducing no fault dismissals that would allow employers to sack workers without reason.
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.
LAST Wednesday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer came to Parliament to set out his spending plans for the next financial year.
This budget was an opportunity for George Osborne to change course, recognise the damage that his previous budgets have done to our economy and try to get the recovery back on track.
The people of Glasgow wanted a budget that would deliver growth, jobs, and protect the most vulnerable in our society.
Instead they got a budget that asked them to pay more so that millionaires can pay less.