Councillors say spending public cash on platinum jubilee ‘sickeningly offensive’

Councillors say spending public cash on platinum jubilee ‘sickeningly offensive’


Glasgow councillors say spending public money on the Queen's Jubilee celebrations is 'offensive'

Glasgow councillors say spending public cash on the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations is ‘offensive’

GLASGOW councillors have mentioned spending public cash on any platinum jubilee celebrations within the metropolis can be “sickeningly offensive” and “crass.”

It comes as Glasgow Metropolis Council has confronted criticism over a scarcity of main occasions deliberate to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne on the weekend.

Edinburgh is to see giant screens broadcasting the Jubilee celebrations, positioned in Princes Avenue Gardens, in addition to road events, whereas different cities throughout Scotland are internet hosting parades, gala days and neighborhood occasions to mark the lengthy reign of the monarch.

In Glasgow, nonetheless, the principle official tribute to the Queen will see colleges having a jubilee themed menu and the council and Glasgow Cathedral internet hosting a service of worship on Sunday, June 5.

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Defending Glasgow’s absence of occasions on-line,  Inexperienced councillor Leodhas Massie, mentioned: “To put aside even a penny of Glasgow Metropolis Council’s funds for this throughout a power value of dwelling disaster can be sickeningly offensive.

“You’re free to rejoice this ‘custom’ at your personal expense when you really feel such as you wish to.”

SNP council deputy chief and metropolis treasurer Ricky Bell, mentioned: “Within the present monetary restraints that Glasgow Metropolis faces,  spending cash on a jubilee celebration would in my view be crass, I wish to direct each penny we will to serving to with the price of dwelling disaster.”

Inexperienced councillor Anthony Carrolll mentioned he wish to see Glasgow’s communities and their historical past celebrated extra as an alternative – pointing to the  Kenmure Avenue Competition of Resistance and the Govanhill Worldwide Competition.

He mentioned: “We ought to be celebrating Glaswegians and our historical past. As a metropolis, we now have proud moments. There’s a lot we should always promote extra.”

However expressing his disapproval on the metropolis’s lack of plans for the jubilee, Conservative councillor Thomas Kerr mentioned: “I’m deeply dissatisfied that the SNP/Inexperienced Coalition in Glasgow have determined to snub Her Majesty.

“The Platinum Jubilee is an ideal event to rejoice our Majesty’s tireless dedication to our nation and I shall be proud to rejoice The Queen.

“Different Scottish cities and cities are rightly marking the jubilee however it appears the nationalists operating Glasgow Metropolis Chambers have proven themselves as much as be petty and mean-spirited.

“Nonetheless, their refusal to mark the celebrations gained’t cease Glaswegians from becoming a member of collectively to want Her Majesty a improbable historic Platinum Jubilee and rejoice her a long time of dutiful public service to our nation.”



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