Council vote means Glasgow 2014 faces direct action over Atos sponsorship

Disabled activists have warned that they could disrupt next summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with direct action protests, after councillors rejected calls to ask for the government’s unpopular “fitness for work” contractor to be dropped as a sponsor.

SNP councillor Billy McAllister had proposed that Glasgow city council should write to the organisers of Glasgow 2014 to ask them to remove Atos as a corporate sponsor.

But Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors defeated the bid by McAllister and his SNP colleagues. read more