Tuesday, 21 December 2010

End cheap LibDem politicking - SNP

Immediate Use: Tuesday 21st December.

Rob Gibson SNP MSP for Highlands and Islands branded scare stories over Scrabster funding as cheap LibDem politicking.

A busy day at Scrabster

He said,

“The SNP in Highland, in Parliament and in Government is fully committed to developing renewable energy in the North. There are serious funding negotiations underway to complete the Scrabster Harbour package. It does not benefit from this cheap politicking of Lib Dem councillors in the local press.”

“Let’s not forget the LibDem culpability for the failure of the UK Coalition Government to release the Fossil Fuel Levy of £200 million currently sitting in Danny Alexander’s Treasury Bank account. That money would meet the costs of Scrabster and much more.”

“Instead of playing politics all parties should work together to bring renewable energy development in the North, including the pioneering wave and tidal developments in the Pentland Firth. These plans at Scrabster Harbour are proposed by a commercially-sound Trust Port with a profitable track record.”

“The Lib Dems are demeaning the Harbour Trust and needlessly worrying the people of Caithness and North Sutherland which the Trust serves so well.”

“Regarding the Highland Council’s recent closed door meeting, this half-cocked LibDem council story breaches confidential debate ahead of a final decision in February. Scrabster Harbour is a sound project with widespread support and enormous potential which needs none of this tittle-tattle.”

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