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So 2019 is here and I’m back in Glasgow for yet more negotiations.
I must admit I arrived feeling pretty grumpy but the claimant team were their useful brilliant selves. We had a very productive day, getting ready for the fray, meeting the council tomorrow.
As folk may have gathered from some of my postings recently, the meetings just before Xmas were not very good, and indeed progress went backwards in some respects.
I hope that doesn’t continue.
Nonetheless, the claimant team are united and have put together a comprehensive proposal for the council which we will present tomorrow.
I expect the council to take this seriously but in any event the ball will be back in their court.
My own view is that by next Wednesday we should know whether an agreed settlement is possible or not.
If it isn’t it won’t be the fault of the claimant group. We have bent over backwards and slogged our guts out to get to this point.
If negotiations do break down I shall give you a full report of why.
Let’s hope the council have come back refreshed and ready to do that deal.