I suspect that all those in Shetland adversely affected by the present round of SIC financial cuts – 2,500 SIC staff plus their families, council house tenants, the elderly, parents, sports people, etc – have at least one thing in common. They all read The Shetland Times.
So why is it that when The Shetland Times mounts a petition calling for the government’s longstanding £40 million oil boom housing debt to the SIC to be repaid that so few – a paltry 813 at the time of writing – have signed?
The Scottish government is holding a cabinet meeting in Shetland next month and every Shetland resident worth their salt should sign the petition now.
Otherwise Alex Salmond will blithely imagine that nobody cares about the £40 million.
[Including paper coupons sent to the newsroom the total number of signatories stands at 1,011. You can sign by visiting www.dropshetlandsdebt.org Ed]