How should RET be best structured to bring the greatest benefit to the islands?
Let's start with the given that we all want full RET for all the ferries; but the SNP Government are saying "No" to that.
Well, I'm coming around to the idea that as much as possible should be ploughed into the Commercial sector at the expense of the private traveller to lower the costs of basic foodstuffs, fuel, and other essentials, whilst making it more difficult for private individual to go to Inverness and spend their money in M&S or Primark, rather than in the local shops.
Absolutely no special volume deals for any haulier, and remove any practical barriers that are preventing mainland based hauliers competing on the islands.
5m commercials and buses qualify for the reduced fare, but not motor homes.