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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fuel duty petition

We need to praise Erica MacDonald for organsiing and raising her petition, which has now ben presented in Parliament.  The Petition reads:
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to introduce a fuel duty regulator-a rural fuel duty derogation-in the Emergency Budget with a view to reducing the tax burden on a fragile rural economy.
All those who organised, signed and supported the Petition will be delighted to know that it was presented by Chocolate Teapot MP at 7pm on 22 June, or some 7 hours after the event it was supposed to affect.


Anonymous said...

At least he got the right building. No mean achievement for him. Do we know why he failed to present earlier?

Anonymous said...

Not only was he late but he even managed to get the info wrong. It wasn't just a petition from the Outer Hebrides.

People from Orkney, Shetland, Tiree, Islay signed it.

He's unbelievable!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aaaah but the constituency voted him back into power only weeks ago with a bigger majority, so who are the fools??

Dr Evadne said...

Yes well, a number of people voted for him for reasons best known to themselves. There were other alternatives.

It was all just another photo opportunity for him.

Anonymous said...

There were other alternatives that no-one else wanted to consider which means that ABM was the best leader that we could possibly expect, in fact we are very lucky to have such a force of power within the Western Isles. There is no-one else within the Western Isles or beyond that could lead these Islands better than Angus Brendan MacNeil so stop complaining and be thankful for the fact that you have the best leader and supporter of the Islands that you could possibly wish for... :-) Amen

Anonymous said...

Think he should be recalled under the terms of the Trades Description Act.

He is certainly not fit for the purpose he was elected to do.

Anonymous said...

@ 10.00pm Is that you, Angus Brendan?

Anonymous said...

Hate to burst your bubble but the petition was given to the treasury a while back. Seems like he wanted more than one place to hear it.

One question:
If you know so much more than everyone else, why didn't you stand for Parliament?


Anonymous said...

Re - 12.27


And why didn't he involve the other Highlands and Islands MPs? Given the fact that most of them are now linked to the new Government, wouldn't that increase the chance of the fuel reduction rate coming about.

Or would that involve him sharing the stage with someone else and being a practical politician, like the MSP, Dr Allan?

Anonymous said...

Re - 12.27

So everyone has to want to become a politician before they can criticise an MP...?

An interesting (and stupid) new idea for democracy.

Clearly one fool is being defended by another.