Wishart just try­ing to save his seat

Perthshire Advertiser - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

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

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