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SNP CLAIM LABOUR COUNCIL IS 'DICTATORSHIP'

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Scottish National Party members of Clackmannanshire Council are demanding the Scottish Office investigate moves by ...
Scottish National Party members of Clackmannanshire Council are demanding the Scottish Office investigate moves by the Labour-dominated authority to halve the number of full meetings and set up working groups to deal with policy matters, The Herald reports (p9).

SNP councillors argue that the council is being turned into a dictatorship, claiming it does not make the council fully accountable to the public.

Keith Brown, one of three SNP councillors on the 12-member authority, said:

'By handing over decisions to working groups rather than committees, the public are no longer entitled to sit in on the meetings.'

However, the Labour group argues there is not enough business to fill fortnightly meetings or committees, the paper reports.
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