Colin Posted July 26, 2014 Report Share Posted July 26, 2014 I think there was a valuable lesson for Shetland from this "double" visit - if only we'd learn it.... The lesson is centuries old; "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts" A few 'promises' and the 'right' words to a few people who seem to 'matter' mixed in with a few 'photo ops'. Bit like the promise to pay for the new housing needed when Sullom Voe was being built. Dragged it out for years and, then managed to turn the promise(?) of cash into a debt(?) that we are kindly allowed to pay interest on for the next x number of years. The only way Shetland will ever get what it wants/needs from any UK Government is to grab the moment and shut the port at Sullom Voe. Do nothing else until there is a proper agreement in writing..... Unfortunately, to achieve this you need local politicians with brains, balls, willpower and, little or no respect for 'authority'. Be the solution, not part of the problem.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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