Alexander hears jobs and cuts fears

Published: 27/08/2010

Job losses and the feared impact of deep public spending cuts on the Western Isles was driven home to the Treasury yesterday.

Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, was in Stornoway to consult with island politicians, unions, the health board, business representatives and voluntary sector over the UK government’s curb on public spending.

His two-hour whistle stop trip was squeezed between the island’s afternoon plane timetable.

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