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GLASGOW FORCED TO BACK DOWN IN LEGAL BATTLE

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Glasgow City Council has joined the Scottish Labour party in an embarassing climbdown over its legal battle with th...
Glasgow City Council has joined the Scottish Labour party in an embarassing climbdown over its legal battle with the lord provost Pat Lally, the Scotsman reported (2 July, p1).

Facing a mounting legal bill, the council's Labour leadership has been forced to seek an out of court settlement.

Mr Lally brought a judicial review over attempts to oust him from the council and the review had its first hearing in May. The bill incurred by the council in defending the action already stands at£6,000 and opposition parties claimed that taxpayers would have to pay for a row which was a mutually destructive battle among Labour members.

It is understood the price Glasgow would have to pay was the promise that Mr Lally would be allowed to stay in office until his term expired next May, the paper reported.
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