Idea is for the chop­per

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Talk­ing of let­ters, I love the cor­re­spon­dence this week sug­gest­ing that MPs Bren­dan O’Hara and Ian Black­ford should be sup­plied with he­li­copters from the pub­lic purse.

Bren­dan (Ar­gyll and Bute) and Ian (Ross, Skye and Lochaber) are both ex­cel­lent con­stituency MPs who rep­re­sent ge­o­graph­i­cally large ar­eas, which in­clude is­lands and re­mote vil­lages. And the pro­posed bound­ary changes we re­ported re­cently would mean even big­ger con­stituen­cies.

But I sus­pect that even they would balk at the idea of hav­ing tax­payer-funded chop­pers – and, pre­sum­ably, pi­lots – to ferry them across their re­gions.

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