So, so much has been written in newspapers and Internet blogs recently about the ‘Occupy’ protesters around the globe and the problems and hassles they’re causing. If opinionated journalists aren’t wading in with a full character assassination on the way they look and smell then right-wing
fuckwits who doodle graphic novelists are suggesting they be exported out to the front lines.
Of course the one constant here is the complete failure to understand the reason(s) the protesters are demonstrating, there’s been virtually no in-depth examination or reports from the mainstream media and here’s another fine example, this time from an STV news item claiming that the Glasgow branch of the ‘Occupy’ movement is costing the city’s council a whopping £45 a day.
In response to a request from councillors, Robert Booth, executive director of land and services, revealed that the set-up cost of the camp, including providing fencing, toilets, lighting and a water supply, ran to £1800. Weekly running costs are expected to amount to £160, bringing the total over three months to £4040 – an average of nearly £45 a day.
Shouldn’t really be any bother to the Labour run Glasgow city council, £45 a day is mere couch change when you consider that they’ve just forked out a ‘golden goodbye‘ to the chief executive of City Building Glasgow, Willie Docherty who’s set to fill his bank balance with a pawltry extra £615,000 and let’s not forget that Glasgow city council along with Scotland’s other 31 local authorities have in the past two years paid out £65m in severence pay.
Two years…£65m…that’s £32.5m a year…which is £2.7m a month…which is £675,000 a week…which comes to £96,000 a day! Ninety six thousand pounds a day over the last two years for golden handshakes and golden goodbyes to overpaid arseholes who have exploited the public purse for their own financial ends. (BTW even at it’s most average total Glasgow city council alone have forked out around £3,000 a day in the last two years).
Aye, but see they smelly, jobless, hippies camping oot in Kelvingrove Park they’re costing Glasgae council £45 a day, the bastards!
(via STV News)