Friday, January 4, 2008

Tax system is far from social justice

THE Liberal Democrat/SNP administration in the City of Edinburgh Council should not simply roll over and accept the SNP Government's refusal to fund the £37 million renovation of the Commonwealth Pool in time for the Commonwealth Games.

It is abundantly clear that the people of Edinburgh cannot afford to pay more council tax to fund a project which will benefit the whole nation, not simply Edinburgh.

As I understand it, if the Scottish Government does not fund the majority of the costs of the project, then Edinburgh city budgets will be cut and the most vulnerable people in our city will suffer the consequences.

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