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FIFE IN ROW OVER 'DROPPING' OF RIGHT WING ECONOMIST

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Fife Council has been accused of political pique by dropping the name of the free-market economist Adam Smith from ...
Fife Council has been accused of political pique by dropping the name of the free-market economist Adam Smith from welcome signs in his workplace.

The Telegraph (p5) reports that a working group set up by the Labour-run authority removed the name of Kirkaldy's most famous son and replaced it with that of its twin town in Germany.

Ann Watters, a Liberal Democract councillor and chair of the Kirkcaldy Civic Society, said: 'The decision to abandon Adam Smith is a disaster for the local tourist industry. I don't think the Labour Party in Fife like Adam Smith becaue his policies don't always agree with theirs.'

However, Christine May, the council leader, dismissed as 'stupid' suggestions that the decision was politically inspired. 'We can't have everything on the signs and Adam Smith is commemorated on civic buildings. I don't feel that he is neglected.'

She added that the council would be putting up brown tourist signs featuring Smith's name at appropriate places.
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