A quick look at Hansard may just refresh his memory. To take just one example: between
May and Jul 2009, his achievement was to ask no less than 20 questions regarding
the travel arrangements from London by ministers and officials to a Cabinet meeting
What significance did Mr MacNeil expect to find in the parliamentary time taken up
with such questioning on details of ministers’ car journeys to a meeting? If he was
so keen to find answers he should have read the full report published a month before.
Hansard is full of Mr MacNeil’s irrelevant questions over the course of his 12 years
in office. How many light bulbs there are in a particular embassy is another gem.
If you have time on your hands you may like to count the number of times he is in
Hansard for “shouting incoherently.”
Mr MacNeil is known for boasting about the number of questions he asks (some are
relevant of course but usually ineffective) – often the same question is repeated
and he is told that he has already been given a written answer.
Over the course of 12 years, Mr MacNeil has delivered nothing to our island economy
but empty rhetoric usually through twitter.
Isle of North Uist.
Letter: “Empty rhetoric delivered nothing”
21 May 2017
A hardworking MP can achieve much, even when in opposition. We all know the positive
impact Calum MacDonald made to our economy in his time as an opposition MP, for example
the Crofter Forestry Act and the Harris Tweed Regulation Act, to name just two achievements.
Last Friday, our most recent MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil, had some difficulty on Radio
nan Gaidheal remembering his achievements over his 12 years as MP. We sympathise
as we have trouble recollecting them too.