A campaign has been launched by tenants in north-west Glasgow to resist the rent hikes currently being proposed by Queens Cross Housing Association (QXHA). The Housing Association are planning a rent increase of nearly 5% for the second year running, a rise well over inflation during a time when many are already struggling to make ends meet.
Last week we went along to attend and support a local anti-cuts meeting organised by Edinburgh East Save Our Services. There was a good turnout of around 30-40 people, angry about the cuts already being implemented and the many more that are planned.
Early this morning, Santa Claus, with the help of some of his elves, erected an 18 foot tall tripod outside the main entrance of the UKBA offices in Glasgow to prevent immigration officials carrying out controversial dawn raids on the families of asylum seekers.
Last Wednesday evening saw a large demonstration in support of the European General Strike of November 14th. More than 200(? I can’t count like that) people, recent arrivals from Spain or Greece plus longer-term residents and "native" Scots gathered at St Giles Cathedral, surprising themselves and the unaware police.