David Cunningham, a parent who attends the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on ASD.
Subject: Apologies I Tried My Best But New Labour’s Is To Strong and Ruthless
As the e-mail suggests I tried to get improvements for People With ASD by getting the desperate need for an Emergency Recovery Plan for Autism agreed in the minutes tonight but I have to say that new Labour’s cleverness and ruthless determination to continue the damage to People With ASD and their families hit an unprecedented low in the Scottish Parliament tonight.
Although I had the backing or written statements from:
- Mr Beuchamp CEO NAS (see attached letter);
- Mr Macdonald CEO Scottish Society for Autism;
- Mr Welsh Chairman Action Against Autism;
- Mrs Macvicar Renfrewshire Chairperson Autism and Aspergers Support Group;
- Mrs Sinclair Autism Rights;
- Mr Bostock, Ayshire Autism Group;
- A significant number of MSP’s;
- Bulk of attendees tonight.
Elaine Smith Labour MSP, to prevent the request for an Emergency Recovery Plan being voted in with an overwhelming majority, stated very clearly that she would implement the new rule recently introduced. That was she would get up and leave the CPG meeting thereby requiring immediate disbandenment of the meeting and the prevention of a vote. This is based on the fact that a minimum of 2 MSP’s must be in attendance.
I therefore apologise to all of you that I let down but in the presence of such a ruthless Labour Party who in the action tonight and in Peacock’s driving of the new Act for Learning have demonstrated there total inability to deliver for people with ASD. I would ask all who receive this e-mail to pass it on to all family and friends and let them know that New Labour are truly not worth voting for at the next Scottish Elections.
Indeed the new change in the Terms of Reference for the CPG for Autism Group has finally made me realise what most attendees have said for sometime that I am silly to get passionate about minutes. As a few parents and grandparents recently said the words are totally meaningless as the Lib-Lab Pact won’t allow anything significant to come out of the CPG for Autism meetings.
So I apologise to Shabnum and others who I in my desperate fight (thinking the words were important) to get issues raised now realise that none of the words matter, the CPG Meetings are truly toothless , useless talking shops. My visits will now be significantly reduced. What’s the point. Good news for some.
GOD HELP PEOPLE WITH ASD NOW AND GOD HELP NEW LABOUR FOR THEIR RUTHLESS AND IMMORAL ACTION TO ALL PEOPLE WITH ASD IN SCOTLAND.
1 Dec 2005