Re­mark­able am­ne­sia on aus­ter­ity agenda

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, Alan Reid and the Lib Dems were soundly re­jected by the Scot­tish elec­torate last May.

How­ever, I must as­sume from the pro­lif­er­a­tion of his con­tri­bu­tions to the Oban Times let­ters page that he will soon seek re- elec­tion, this time to the Holy­rood Par­lia­ment.

Mr Reid dis­plays re­mark­able am­ne­sia with re­gards to his com­plic­ity in un­der­pin­ning the aus­ter­ity agenda em­a­nat­ing from West­min­ster, which has re­sulted in ex­treme cuts to the bud­get re­ceived by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment, and the con­se­quen­tial cuts to lo­cal gov­ern­ment fund­ing. The SNP group in Kil­mory is not cur­rently large enough to de­cide bud­get out­comes, and is there­fore con­fined to op­pos­ing and mit­i­gat­ing the grossly un­fair pro­pos­als and cuts be­ing ad­vanced by the cur­rent Tory/ Lib Dem/ In­de­pen­dent ad­min­is­tra­tion, un­der the guise of ‘pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion’.

To pre­tend oth­er­wise would be dis­hon­est ot Mac­don­ald, Cran­nag A

Mhin­is­teir, Oban.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.