Kudos to The Daily Record newspaper. They're not letting up on their story about Labour controlled North Lanarkshire council who are evicting disabled lady Lorraine Fraser from her home for non payment of the bedroom tax. She "is being kicked on to the street after her Labour-run council took court action to force her out her specially adapted flat.
She has scoliosis – curvature of the spine – and arthritis and she is wheelchair-bound.
The council moved Lorraine into a specially adapted flat with a wheelchair ramp, wet room and handrails two years ago.
Now they want to turf her out for failing to pay just £248 in bedroom tax arrears".
She is seen in the photo above talking to the leader of the Labour run council, Jim McCabe who said "This is bang out of order, you coming to my door like this"
Not really Jim. She's tried everything else and been fobbed off so obviously thought a bit of doorstepping might help to focus minds.
Jim went on..."I am totally, 100 per cent against the bedroom tax. It is the most abhorrent, heinous piece of legislation ever introduced. I never introduced it.”
SNP councils have banned any threats of eviction but Jim voted against a policy of no bedroom tax evictions.
So taxpayers spend thousands of pounds making a flat suitable for Lorraine to live in and then Labour plan to evict her for a few hundred pounds arrears on a bedroom tax that they think is 'heinous' ? Oh and will now have to make another flat suitable for Lorraine to live in if she is evicted from her present one.
Jim claims that the threats of eviction are just a paperwork exercise and to ignore them but people know that to ignore 'letters fae the cooncil' is madness....they have the power to throw you out of your house. I wonder how Jim would react to threatening letters 'fae the cooncil '?
Hopefully people start to wake up and decide to vote for independence for Scotland and dump the 'Better Together' Union.