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…

The End of the Commonwealth Games?

Commonwealth Games representatives have confirmed that there has been no interest in hosting the 2022 games and have admitted that they are now facing the possibility of the 2018 games in Australia being their final event. Games officials are considering…

Whatever Happened to the East End Subway Extension?

Re-posted from A Thousand Flowers blog: “EAST END SUBWAY LINK IS A DONE DEAL BEFORE 2014 GAMES” thundered the front page of the Evening Times back in 2007, characteristically pissing itself with excitement at the latest dictum to emerge from Glasgow’s…

Whose City? Are the Commonwealth Games Ruining Glasgow?

Re-posted from A Thousand Flowers blog: “OH I DON’T KNOW THESE BUILDINGS, I THINK I’M LOST” reads the stencilled graffiti, eerily poignant given its setting. For the building it adorns – on High Street towards the east of central Glasgow – is among…

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…

Petition - Atos to be removed from DWP medical assessments

Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions Atos to be removed from the DWP medical assessments for NURSES not to be used in assessments For ATOS to be investigated by an independent body for negligence and corruption For ATOS to…

Clyde Gateway (URC) [Primer #1]

Clyde Gateway (URC) [Primer #1]   Urban Regeneration Companies and the government Urban Regeneration Companies (URCs) are organisations that combine the economic and political interests of the private sector and  the local state; they are established by national governments but…

Glasgow (1982) Film Screening

GLASGOW (1982) FILM SCREENING THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER, 6.30 FOR 7PM START KINNING PARK COMPLEX (next to Kinning Park Subway) A rare screening of episodes from a series of films about Glasgow originally aired on the BBC in 1982. The series constitutes…

 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…

Lobby - Drop ATOS as Games 2014 Sponsor

Thursday 31st October Drop ATOS from the Commonwealth Games – Lobby of Glasgow City Council George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU 1pm Lobby of Glasgow City Council, organised by Glasgow Against ATOS. We need you! On the 31st October, Councillors of…