Games Costs Rise Inexorably

Games Costs Rise Inexorably

The Games are 50% over budget The Herald reports and the contingency fund is already running low.  From an original estimate of £373m in November 2007, the bill for Glasgow 2014 climbed to £454m in November 2009, then to £524m in…

Petition - Glasgow 2014 Ltd Organising Committee - Drop ATOS as a sponsor for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Petition – Glasgow 2014 Ltd Organising Committee – Drop ATOS as a sponsor for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow Games Monitor have recently created petitions on 38 Degrees and Change.org calling for ATOS to be dropped as a Commonwealth Games sponsor. The Change.org petition is live and if you agree with it please sign it – you can…

 2014 ATOS Council Vote - Dismaying Result

2014 ATOS Council Vote – Dismaying Result

The outcome from  yesterdays council vote on removing ATOS as a 2014 Commonwelath Games sponsor was dismaying yet somewhat predictable. Despite having the backing of SNP and Green Councillors the motion was quashed  as every Glasgow Labour Councillor voted against…

Fun and Games, Part 1: In The City of Willies, The Powerless Always Come Last

Fun and Games: Part 1: In the city of Willies, the powerless always come last Kenneth Roy, Scottish Review Glossy corporate image at the front, bit of work still to do at the back: the Tontine Building being made ready…

Olympic Satire Rings True – Social Engineering on a Grand Scale

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/olympics-doing-exactly-what-they-were-supposed-to-201204245154/ Olympics doing exactly what they were supposed to 24-04-12   THE 2012 Olympics have been declared a resounding success as the first busload of undesirables was banished from East London.    Organisers said the event was at least four…

Biased Games Legacy Debate – Scotland Tonight

On Scotland Tonight the other evening Dr.Libby Porter from the Glasgow Games Monitor challenged the boosterist promotional drivel of both the SNP (Shona Robinson) and the Labour Party (Patricia Ferguson). While they both told us how wonderful everything was going…

Poverty Games – Video Footage

Budget Cuts and Bankers’ Bonuses

As reported in Glasgow Local News protestors from Citizens United Against the Cuts and supporters of the Save the Accord Centre campaign joined forces to occupy and hold a people’s assembly in front of a branch of the Royal Bank…

London Landlords Evict Tenants to Cash in on ‘Olympic Lets’

LONDON — Landlords in Britain’s capital are evicting tenants so they can cash in on this summer’s Olympic Games by charging tourists many times the usual rent. Homes in the east London boroughs where many events are to be held…

Dodgy Land Deals in Dalmarnock

In yet another example of the disgraceful way Glasgow City Council operates, we see Labour Councillors paying off their chums from regeneration budgets while those they have displaced or evicted are ignored. The Sunday Herald reported yesterday that Ronnie Saez,…