SNP should improve connectivity now

Responding to the Scottish Government’s announcement that they plan to establish a Rural Connectivity Commission in the event of a yes vote in September’s referendum, Scottish Labour’s spokesman for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, James Kelly, said:

“Instead of making a series of uncosted promises the Scottish Government should use the powers they already have to improve connectivity and access to services for people in rural communities now.

Being part of a strong and stable United Kingdom isn’t holding back rural communities; the SNP should be focusing on the logistical issues such as geography and limited infrastructure instead of indulging in wishful thinking about a post-independence utopia.

People don’t want vague promises of new commissions; they want improved services and the Scottish Government should use the powers they already have to improve the lives of people in rural areas now."

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