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SNP in Scottish Water u-turn

June 7, 2012 9:30 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to reports that the SNP has reversed its opposition to changes to Scottish Water and the release of funding locked up in the company, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP said:

"Through the last election the SNP rejected our proposal to unlock £1.5 billion of Scottish Water funds to create desperately needed jobs. Now the SNP support it but only as an independence bribe.

"We need this investment now to create jobs in broadband, science, energy efficiency and more but the SNP reject that in some desperate act to win the referendum.

"If the SNP have no opposition in principle to changing Scottish Water they should enter into discussions with the Treasury immediately to release the funds so that Scots can benefit now from this investment.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats have shown that the money could create tens of thousands of jobs the length and breadth of Scotland. But the SNP turned their face against it for two years. There is now no time to lose."