Broken promises from politicians
A new bridge over the Dee alongside the existing one will cost £40-89million. There are five bridges to be rebuilt between Banff and Portsoy plus three level crossings and up to 20 miles of fencing
SIR, – I suppose by this time in January the promises of keeping to our New Year resolutions have truly gone out into space. Very much like the many promises made by our current political masters in Holyrood who have failed miserably to keep to the promises made in their manifestos.
Scottish education, of which we have all been so proud of in the past, is now in a dreadful state as revealed in the recent Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) report. The ranking for Scotland on maths, reading and science was just average and Scotland now features as being well below the education standards of poor and underdeveloped countries, which is shameful.
We have the continuing delay in setting up the promised NHS trauma centre in Aberdeen, (P&J, January 12) and we are now told that this enhanced unit will not be ready for at least 18 months, just another of those failed promises.
Mind you, there have been promised projects completed: there was the reorganisation in 2014 of our regional police forces into Police Scotland, and we all know how successful that’s been, it’s now less effective and deeper in debt than when we had separate forces. Also, the changes to our emergency fire services which already is showing how unsuccessful that has been. The ambulance services face similar treatment, shocking.
Now that the Brexit referendum has returned our fishing industry to UK control, what I cannot understand is that the SNP wants to take us back into the EU, no doubt with our fishing industry as part of the bargaining deal – worse behaviour than Ted Heath I would say. Ken Watmough, Broomhill Terrace, Aberdeen