A Scottish council has been accused of behaving like “a bizarre cross between Dad’s Army and the KGB” by union chiefs.

UNISON claims Edinburgh City Council refused to publish details of a survey by MORI on their privatisation plans, saying it would ‘prejudice, substantially, the Council’s ability to conduct its affairs’.

But council leader Jenny Dawe went on to reveal the details, along with details of the confidential bidding process to run the City’s refuse collection, in a newspaper article.


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