The majority of the closed venues are in areas among the 20% most deprived in Scotland.
The council’s own equality impact assessment of the closures found that there is potential for “displacement” of vulnerable service users, and questioned whether the closures fell foul of the council’s human rights obligations.
In 2014 Gaza was under ferocious bombardment just as now. In Glasgow, preparations for the Commonwealth Games were underway. The City Council was quietly installing a Hi-Tech military-grade surveillance system bought from Israeli NICE Ltd (Neptune Intelligence Computer Engineering). It cost us £24m. Barry Dalgliesh explores the connection.
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