Glasgow ‘will struggle to sell properties’ to raise £100m for 2014 Games

06 July 2008. CONCERNS are growing that Glasgow City Council will be unable to raise up to £100m towards the 2014 Commonwealth Games due to a decline in interest for regeneration projects. The council is hoping to raise funds from…

Taxpayers won’t foot Games bill says City Council – the money will come from flogging public land and assets instead!

Published, 04.04.07. Council taxpayers will not be asked to pay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games if Glasgow wins its bid to host the event. Council leader Steven Purcell said: “One thing I am absolutely clear about is there will be…

The employment figures attached to large projects tend to be ‘codswallop’, says George Monbiot.

There is no nonsense so gross that it cannot be justified by the creation of jobs. The Ministry of Defence has just announced that it’s spending £13bn of our money – via a fantastically complicated private finance scheme – on…

JOBS NOT CREDIBLE OLYMPICS! Brown’s Olympic Jobs Promise Inflation

The City Council claim there will be more than 20,000 jobs coming to East Glasgow, can we really belive them?

M74 extension jobs boost ‘not credible’.

Published, April 21st 2002. The “jobs boost” for Scotland which would result from the controversial M74 extension has undergone a 15-fold increase from 2900 to 44,000 in just eight years, the Sunday Herald has learned. According to sustainable transport pressure…