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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] To: Hon. David Stewart MP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber Hello David I have been reading your maiden speech with great interest. I love your stirring words of support for the workers in your constituency. People might ask what a Labour Government will do. Let them come to the highlands and see the faces of the unemployed young people who have been cast aside like unwanted pieces on a chess board. People might ask what a Labour Government will do. Let them come to the highlands and see the low-paid hotel workers in Nairn and Aviemore. People might ask what a Labour Government will do. Let them come to the highlands and see the quango state in operation--that system of patronage that would bring a blush to the cheeks of a mediaeval monarch. Let them come to the highlands and see the low-paid hotel workers in Nairn and Aviemore. People might ask what a Labour Government might do. Let me tell you. After the public sector, travel and tourism is the largest employment sector in the highlands. However, as a result of your government's lamentable handling of the Iraq issue, the tourism business is according to ABTA last week 'on its knees'. For summer 2003 bookings are down a staggering 27% - a disaster for the industry. This was not helped by the clumsy propaganda exercise when Heathrow was encircled by tanks for three whole days. Who would want to come to this country? Perhaps it is morally defensible to sacrifice another 500,000 Iraqis in order to get rid of Saddam's loathesome regime. But what has a Labour Government done for low-paid hotel workers in Nairn and Aviemore? Why, put them out of work altogether. What an achievement! If they are still in the highlands by the time it comes round to vote, guess who they will be voting for? If Parliament ever gets to debate this issue, I know how you will be voting. Best regards, Michael Dower House, Lethen, Nairn _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk