2 July 2000
The end of the year or the end of an era?

SCOTTISH rural affairs minister Ross Finnie is trying to reassure the farming population that things will improve, that farmers will survive, etc.

Why do the New Labour/Liberal government not see that action NOW is what is required?

Why do they not look to other main issues connected with rural living?

For instance, the horrendously high fuel tax which affects EVERYONE who has no option but to pay through the nose to get from A to B?

Public transport? Its a joke.

Its Euro this and that – be in line with Europe etc.

OK fair enough, lets make the petrol and diesel the same as Europe.

We can barely afford to eat, let alone sit and reflect our situations over a small dram! (which can also be bought more cheaply in Europe)