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Jardine: Independence uncertainty hitting investment and jobs

May 13, 2013 1:55 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the results of the 18th Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Survey, which indicated that the independence referendum is affecting the investment plans of more than a third of oil and gas operators and contractors, Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Aberdeen Donside Christine Jardine said:

"This survey of oil and gas operators rooted in the North East shows that the uncertainty around the SNP's independence plans is beginning to claim real casualties - the long term security of our jobs.

"As people working in the oil and gas sector know all too well it is absolutely critical that both of Scotland's governments do what they can to send a stable message about the strength of the industry to potential investors. I want to build a stronger economy which enables more people to get on in life and that begins with putting people's jobs first."

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland Alison McInnes said:

"The SNP is playing a dangerous game and people in the North East should not have to pay the price for the SNP's gamble."