Fairer Fares :Orkney Labour statement
16 December 2017Orkney Scottish Labour Constituency Party Secretary, George Vickers said ,
“ I fully support the comments made by our Regional MSP, Rhoda Grant, in the Scottish Parliament yesterday.
"The Scottish Government previously agreed to find a way to provide high quality ferry services for the Northern Isles.
"Now they seem to be reneging on that promise and playing Party politics by trying to persuade members to back their budget and these islands will be okay.
"Well, I think the forthcoming budget will be a disaster for the islands and Scotland.
"What we have is old ferries on some of these inter island routes that need to be replaced.
"We need parity with the subsidies given to other Scottish Islands and parity in relation to grants and funding.”
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