Following the revelation that the Conservative manifesto is – once again – promising a commitment to invest in carbon capture and storage (CCS), Banff & Buchan SNP candidate Paul Robertson has said this simply highlights the previous broken promises made by the Tories to invest in CCS technology in the North-east.
In 2015, the Tory Government axed the £1 billion grant which could have created 600 jobs in Peterhead while helping Scotland become a global leader in clean energy technology – despite the funding being promised in their 2015 manifesto and a major promise from David Cameron in the 2014 referendum campaign.
Commenting, SNP candidate for Banff & Buchan Paul Robertson said
I think the Tories must think the people of the North-east have really short memories. David Cameron promised this during the 2014 Referendum and again in the 2015 Tory Manifesto.
It was only a few years ago that there was a billion-pound project ready to go and it was ditched by the Tory Government.
As ever, the devil will be in the detail but if the Tories really want to impress, they will commit the full £1 billion that was promised. However, the track record of the Conservatives proves that this is likely to be just another empty promise to be reneged on.
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