Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has slammed SNP MPs including Ian Blackford, Brendan O’Hara, Drew Hendry and Angus MacNeil, for letting down the Highlands and Islands by refusing to back a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
The third runway is seen by many to be a huge opportunity to better connect Scotland to the UK capital and beyond. It was backed by the SNP Government in Edinburgh, but during a vote in the House of Commons, failed to get backing from SNP parliamentarians.
Now, the SNP have come under fire from Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron, who has described the decision to abstain as weak and hypocritical.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
“The SNP like to boast about standing up for Scotland but their MPs have let down people across the Highlands and Islands by failing to back a third runway at Heathrow.
Of course, we’re used to seeing the SNP trying to undermine the UK, but the fact is that a third runway will boost the economy here in the Highlands, as businesses and industry across the region have recognised. The SNP Government in Edinburgh have been among the biggest cheerleaders for the project, which makes it all the more hypocritical and perplexing that their MPs decided to abstain.
Fortunately, the Scottish Conservatives and others have voted in favour of this project, and Scotland will now see the benefit of this development, even if the SNP’s pursuit of another cheap political stunt in Westminster means they’re again left carping on the sidelines.”