Even though we will not meet on the same streets, we, the Greek young people from abroad, unite our voices with the millions of unemployed, students, and strikers who are engaged in a life-and-death battle to overthrow the Greek government and the outrageous austerity measures it imposes.
A black hole is opening up in the Edinburgh city budget that could eventually lead to the city going bankrupt. A combination of the recession, the Trams project and the SNP’s policy of freezing the council tax is opening a deficit that is being filled with job cuts, wage cuts and cuts in services. This is unlikely to be enough to fill the growing gaping hole in the city’s finances.
Labour's plans to cut bankers bonuses will fail, except on a very superficial level, and this is probably what they intend. The practice will most likely still go on through other perks and rewards, and Labour knows this. The wealth of the bank bosses is not really being threatened.