Writing earlier, I noted the Reporting Scotland presenter seeming to locate plans to redevelop the Clyde within the UK Government’s ‘levelling-up chat.’
Looking at this fuller account by Douglas Fraser, it seems likely he played a big part in the smokescreen designed to minimise the role of the SNP Government working with the SNP Council in Glasgow.
Fraser opens with:
- Mission Clyde is an ambitious new project to harness government appetite for big infrastructure spending, drawing together existing and possible elements of redeveloped land, green transport and renewable energy.
- Several local councils and central government are working up plans intended to defy sceptics who feel they’ve seen a rebranding of old industrial sites and communities, but not much real change.
The UK Government is not involved so why use those vague terms? Clyde Mission as it is termed everywhere else is a Scottish Government-led plan:
The only sign of Mission Clyde is also at the Scottish Government: