SNP MP Stewart McDonald writes to Glasgow airport regarding charges

Another day, another SNP open letter complaining about another grievance.

Today's open letter is to Ms Amanda McMillan, Chief Executive Officer at Glasgow Airport Limited. Today's grievance is new charges for a dedicated pick-up and drop-off facility.

Stewart McDonald starts off:

"I am writing to your regarding Glasgow Airport's has plans to charge drivers for a dedicated pick-up and drop-off facility.

I understand the proposals are part of a wide scheme aimed at reducing congestion and improving the flow of traffic on the airport's road network.

However I am slightly concerned at the plans to charge drivers £2 for ten minutes and the overtime charge, whilst blu badge holders will remain exempt from paying anything extra.

The plans appear to have been drawn up without any consultation with the public, politicians or business representatives in the city.

It is for this reason you can see why a petition against the charge has been launched and why others have criticised it as a money making scheme, which will force additional costs on to family and friends of those using the airport for their holidays."
If a family are going on an expensive holiday, requiring a flight, I am pretty sure that £2 isn't going to make any difference. In fact most reasonable people would probably prefer to pay £2 to be dropped off close to the terminal rather than lump luggage from any distance.

I personally think Stewart McDonald's problem is the following line:

"The plans appear to have been drawn up without any consultation with the public, politicians or business representatives in the city."
Another grievance for grievance sake?

You can see Stewart McDonald's letter here
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
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Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.