David hits out after Scottish Government walk out of talks to establish freeports in Scotland
Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has said the SNP have turned their back on Peterhead after they walked out on talks to establish new freeports in Scotland.
He said it was ridiculous that the SNP had refused to work with the UK Government which would have benefited Scotland’s economy and jobs.
UK Government officials had been discussing a deal which would have seen two ports in Scotland receive the special status.
Peterhead and Aberdeen are among nine expressions of interest in setting up a freeport.
A freeport could create thousands of jobs in the north-east while also receiving significant tax breaks and exemptions from some customs rules.
“The SNP have once again shown their true colours by refusing to work with the UK Government.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous that they have taken this standpoint despite a strong appetite from north-east businesses as well as the benefits freeports would bring for the economy and jobs.
“The SNP have turned their back on Peterhead and the north-east all because of their constant obsession with separation.
“I’m extremely disappointed and frustrated that the Scottish Government have refused to work with the UK Government on such a beneficial initiative.”