Today was another shameful episode for the SNP in Renfrewshire Council but, you needn’t worry if you missed it, another one will be along shortly.
Today it was the turn of Ice Skating which has thrived in Paisley since the 19 30’s to be stabbed in the back by the SNP, that’s what those wee knives down their socks are for, another betrayal.
Monday saw the betrayal of South Primary, following an outstanding HMIe report the SNP are closing it, today was the turn of the Lagoon Ice Rink, after two years of attacking Labour as we tried to find a solution they have shut it down, that is now the common SNP solution, closure. What might it be on Wednesday, nothing is safe. Another example of sanctimonious deceit by the SNP, it’s now their trade mark, do you know they call themselves Scotland’s Party ? Honestly they do, ask them if, like growing numbers of others you find it too hard to believe, Scotland’s Party that’s their claim.
They have misled skaters about Braehead being able to provide the groups who used the Lagoon with Ice Time. The groups have told us that by the end of this year they will have been unable to get ice time at Braehead for a total of 6 months, some provision for hockey and ice dancing right ?
The SNP’s fraudulent reason for it’s closure is that it would cost too much to put back the ice, the cost ? £4M.
Cast your mind back a couple of months and the SNP administration wanted to spend £4M. On the Arnotts store, this became the object of great secrecy and councillors were sworn to keep it quite, the reason ? It was reckoned by Renfrewshire Council’s officers that the deal had elements of risk, the SNP backed this. With hindsight it turned out to be fortuitous that the deal fell through when you consider the property market today, it was a near miss. So there we have an example of the SNP’s priorities.
They are prepared to use £4M. Of tax payers money on what they themselves described as a risky venture but, when asked to spend the same sum on restoring one of Paisley’s oldest sports facilities for the same amount they refuse. Remember the world ladies curling championship a couple of years ago, it put the town on the international map in grand style, a magnificent event, a year into an SNP administration and the rink is ‘no more’ the children of Renfrewshire have been sold out by an administration who have no vision and no ambition for themselves or the kids who want learn to skate and ice dance and play hockey, a complete betrayal.
These are the people who claim to speak up for Scotland, they are a cruel joke being played on us all.