Thursday, 14 January 2010

Renfrew Ferry.

Jim Murphy along with the rest of the New Labour shop stewards has to be one of the most negative sneering politicians ever to be seen in Scotland. His title Seceretary of State for Scotland, is like his office a joke. He works against Scotland. All he can do now is sniff around looking for any negative spin he can put on stories. He could not care less about Glasgow or the Renfrew Ferry. He just cannot see what an arse he is.

Bid launched to save ferry

Vivienne Nicol

Published on 14 Jan 2010

A campaign has been launched to save the historic Renfrew Ferry from being scrapped in a bid to save cash.

Yesterday the Evening Times revealed Strath­clyde Partnership for Transport is considering shutting down the service in a move which would save £430,000 a year.

Within hours of our story appearing, the proposal had been raised at Scottish Questions in Westminister by Jim Sheridan, Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North.

He called on Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy to bring up the issue with the Holyrood Government.

Jim Murphy responded by accusing the SNP of abandoning another west of Scotland transport project. Labour are already furious with the SNP over the cancellation of the Glasgow Airport rail link.

Mr Murphy said: “As with the Glasgow Airport Rail Link they just don’t care.”

Mr Sheridan said he and fellow Labour MP John Robertson, who represents Glasgow North West, are worried about the impact on jobs if the ferry goes. He added: “A lot of my constituents use the ferry to get to their jobs and to go across the river to the BAE Systems shipyard.

“John Robertson and myself will try and speak to SPT spelling out the consequences if this ferry is taken off.”

The SNP responded to the criticism by accusing Labour of hypocrisy. Glasgow MSP Bill Kidd said: “There can be no doubt the fate of the Renfrew Ferry lies in Labour’s hands.”

A spokeswoman for the transport authority, which owns and operates the ferry, said no decision has been made on the future of the service.

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