Dear Orkney News
Austerity is only for the poor.
At the height of austerity cuts Westminster still found money to commit to pay for 189 new Conservative peers, £205Bn for Trident, £56bn for HS2 (a fast train from London to Leeds), £370m for Buckingham palace, £5.5bn for upgrading 4 lines on the Tube and £5.7bn for Westminster repairs. In the meantime, the National Debt in April 2010 was £960 Billion. It is now £1.8 Trillion and rising at over £5K per second. No sense of waiting until we can afford it, or saving up first, just shove it on the credit card.
Scotland of course will have to pay their 8% share despite benefiting from none of it.
It is time to stop this nonsense. It is time to get an MP who will have a chance to stand up for Scotland and Shetland, at Westminster. It is time for change. It is time for Miriam Brett. Vote SNP on June 8th.