Tack­ling the hous­ing cri­sis in Scot­land

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, Alas­tair Red­man is call­ing for more so­cial hous­ing for smaller Is­lay vil­lages – in­form­ing us it’s been 40 years since houses have been built here.

Mr Red­man and his Tory party was billing me £ 50 a month ‘ bed­room tax’ and try­ing to force me out of my house un­til the SNP stepped in and stopped me pay­ing this tax out my sick­ness ben­e­fit.

The SNP should take ac­tion on the tens of thou­sands of spare houses in Scot­land – en­cour­aged and sub­sidised by the Tories – to ease the hous­ing cri­sis.

Mr Red­man was also call­ing for the bonkers ‘right to buy’ scheme to be rein­tro­duced re­cently.

My opin­ion is there should be no ‘right to buy’.

For ev­ery eight houses sold un­der ‘right to buy’, only one was built to re­place it, which is a Tory dis­grace.

No won­der Scots hardly vote Tory and they shouldn’t have the power they have in Scot­land.

The United King­dom isn’t demo­cratic.

Colin M Camp­bell, Is­lay.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.