On the 12th, Scottish Conservative transport spokesman Graham Simpson, left, fed the Telegraph this, on the attempts by the Scottish Government to prevent strikes during the UK Government’s hosting of COP26 in Glasgow:
Nicola Sturgeon and her SNP government are clearly feeling the pressure of Cop26 looming with strikes set to take place. This is a last-ditch attempt to redeem themselves. Passengers will see through this façade. The SNP appear to have suddenly found the money to avoid an embarrassment on the world stage, but have been unwilling to do the same for passengers who have suffered months of disruption.
Why wouldn’t the UK Government, so determined to own COP26 and to keep ‘Sturgeon’ and Scotland’s green credentials off the stage, be feeling the pressure?
Anyhow, yesterday, Simpson had jumped the rails to rant:
Glasgow is about to take centre stage in a matter of weeks, and the SNP are still claiming they have no idea why rail strikes are continuing. SNP ministers must work with all parties to find a solution before these persisting strikes cast a shadow over the COP26 conference.
Find a solution? A pay rise?