I have a real problem with local councillors as a whole.
The calibre of the average Scottish councillor is staggering - small minded, tin pot dictators with little else to do but interfere with the good working people going about their business, contributing to society. They are scared to tackle the real issues and instead try to repair the leaking dam with sticky tape always on the look out for a way to feather their own nest. The very fact that these people want to be councillors should be a bar to them ever getting elected.
The simple answer for the good folk of Glasgow is to record their displeasure by voting them out at the next election. This, however, just means that another bunch of unemployable layabouts and retired bores who have been put out to grass will come forward
The answer, abolish local councils. Scotland is a small enough country to only need one power base - the Parliament. For goodness sake, one council in England probably has more of a population than our entire country! We don't need 32 seperate councils all doing different things and wasting public money.
My concern for Glasgow is that events like Whisky Live may consider pulling out and moving elsewhere. Actually it would do no harm to get away from the central belt. Edinburgh has Whisky Fringe, Glasgow has Whisky Live, there are the festivals in Speyside and Islay - What about the rest of Scotland? The obvious choice for a festival would be Perth
Since I'm still recovering from a rare night out in Falkirk, I have to pick up on the smoking ban. This has been the best thing ever. Whilst I may have woken up with a mouth like a badger's bum, I did not have a sore throat, my room did not stink of smoke and my clothes did not reak of kippers. Wonderful - absolutely wonderful.