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Protest against Edinburgh care sell-off

Issue No. 2179

Some 400 people with disabilities, their supporters and carers protested outside Edinburgh’s city chambers on Thursday of last week.

They are fighting plans to put disabled support services up for sale. The council also wants to cut the disabled care budget by 21 percent.

After the protest more than 300 people packed into an overflow room to listen to the council debate.

Opposition parties then united to vote to suspend the plans – the first time in more than two years that the council has been defeated.

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Tue 24 Nov 2009, 18:05 GMT
Issue No. 2179
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