ANOTHER month, another desperate set of economic figures that confirm the UK economy is in an ever deepening double-dip recession.
It is clear this Government's plan has failed.
Each month we get more proof that the austerity programme is hurting the economy and every month the Chancellor passes the buck.
The weather, the Jubilee, workers rights, the Royal Wedding, Europe, they have all taken the blame for our current economic woes and George Osborne merely promises to roll up his sleeves and re-double his efforts.
I am sorry, George, but rolling up your sleeves does not amount to a credible economic policy.
What the Coalition Government fail to realise, is that while these figures may be "disappointing" for them, they are devastating for individuals and families up and down the country.
And it is families and businesses here in Glasgow that pay the price for this economic mismanagement.
Like those who work at Remploy, or the Freshlink Foods factory, in Shettleston, told that in 90 days they may find themselves added to the Government's "disappointing" figures.
And Scotland is not being helped by the SNP Government. Our construction industry is badly in need of support from the Scottish Government but instead we get a cut of £100m to the house building budget and a cut of £350m to the rail improvement project between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
With the Government's plan having clearly failed, Britain now needs a change of direction and an alternative plan for jobs and growth.
We need a bank bonus tax to fund jobs for young people and boost the construction industry by building thousands of affordable homes, a temporary VAT cut, tax breaks for small firms taking on extra workers and to genuinely bring forward infrastructure investment.
I'm pleased that Glasgow City Council has bucked the trend and successfully decreased unemployment in our City.
Investing money in jobs and people rather than battening down the hatches so their friends in the City can boost their balance sheets.
Despite Scottish Government cuts of almost £200m from the budget of our city council, the authority has used its hosting of the Commonwealth Games to regenerate many parts of our Glasgow.
Creating real jobs to build the next generation of affordable housing, world class sporting facilities and regenerate many of our communities.
World Class sporting facilities like the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome – and I will not have been the only Scot proud that Sir Chris carried the flag for Team GB at the Olympics opening ceremony.
A fantastic choice by the athletes of Team GB who voted for him.
Good luck to all of Team GB, I sincerely hope that in my next column the appearance of the word "gold" will outnumber "failure".