MP seems to have selective memory
Sir, It was gratifying to ready that our newly re- elected MP Brendan O’Hara will represent all constituents in Argyll and Bute, no matter how the voted. I have always been under the impression this was the essential duty of all MPs, regardless of party.
However, I would suggest he let himself down badly by accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of calling the election in the interest of the Conservative Party rather than the country. This came from a member of a party whose leader has consistently put independence ahead of all other aspects of government and, as a result, lost 500,000 votes and 21 seats. Hypocritical in the extreme.
Mr O’Hara then criticises Mrs May’s ‘lame- duck’ government for relying on the DUP to stay in power. It has obviously slipped his mind that his own party, the SNP, depended on the votes of six insipid Green Party members to govern – if you will pardon the expression – Scotland. The adage of people in glass houses springs to mind.
Mr O’Hara concludes by hoping the government will now see the sense of having Scottish voices in the Brexit negotiations. Again, it would appear a selective memory is an essential SNP attribute as he seems to have forgotten the 13 Conservative, six Labour and two Lib Dem MPs the Scots sent to Westminster in place of his unseated colleagues, who will be available if required. W B Coutts, Laurel Crescent, Oban.