I find it strange that the Western Isles Labour Party are keen to dwell on the excellent
performance by Angus Macneil, our MP. Obviously they are looking to promote his work
and wish to support his re-election. In recent weeks he has worked on the over charging
of gas bills in Stornoway, the driving theory testing in the Western Isles and visas
for foreign fishing crew members. The list goes on and on and is easily found in
In his time as the Western Isles representative at Westminster, Angus Macneil has
been readily available to all constituents, companies and all organisations including
the council. As there are (officially) no Labour councillors, what cross-party issues
are they referring to?
If a debate is arranged, the Labour Party can explain to us why their MPs abstained
from voting when the dreadful 'rape clause' was passed, supporting the excessive
Tory austerity, and not supporting the living wage amendment. These are just a small
example where they supported the Conservatives.
Letter: Disorientated Labour
19 May 2017
Does anyone actually know, who in society Labour represent and their core policies
which support this? Labour have done so many U-turns that they are now disorientated
as to what they stand for. They are totally consumed internally by infighting which
results in weekly demands for a leadership contest. This has made them ambivalent
to the realities of UK politics. There are enough incompetent Labour would-be politicians
at Westminster who support the Tories without adding to it.
These islands need someone who is committed, competent and knowledgeable like Angus