Wishart just trying to save his seat
Dear Editor SNP MP, Peter Wishart more concerned about holding onto his Perth and North Perthshire seat than independence?
Mr Wishart won with a majority of just 21 votes in last year’s election, with the Tories nipping at his heels.
So instead of joining with the SNP’s band of supposedly impassioned grassroots activists to push for indyref2, he paraphrases Theresa May’s familiar ‘now is not the time’ refrain.
He complains that the pursuit for independence pushes voters away from the SNP into the arms of the Tories. Mr Wishart is in a lose lose position. Let’s not forget only a year ago Nicola Sturgeon demanded indyref2, three years after the 2014 ‘once in a generation’ vote.
However much he pretends not to share the ceaseless obsession with breaking up the UK held by most in the SNP establishment, he is for ever tainted by independence - simply because he’s a member of the SNP establishment.
The chances of him handing over his seat to the Tories at the next general election are, right now, looking pretty likely.
Martin Redfern Woodcroft Road Edinburgh subsidy which of course is added to electricity bills.
Paul Cooley, head of generation development at Perth based utility giant SSE, is obviously worried that these eye-watering subsidies are no longer available so he is demanding that the UK Government allows onshore wind to compete in the Contracts for Difference auctions.
But these are just subsidies by another name so obviously windfarms cannot be built without subsidies.
Paul Cooley had the audacity to tell Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse to “man up” and instruct local planning authorities to give more consideration to national energy policy than local objectors and demands that Mr Wheelhouse tell them to “shut up and go away”.
Well I for one will go away - from SSE and trust that other SSE customers will do the same. Clark Cross Address supplied