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Tavish Scott: Christmas would be cancelled if Santa had to pay these delivery charges

DSC_0326In recent years I have resorted to doing virtually all of my Christmas shopping online. I’ve never been a fan of trudging round the shops at the best of times, and the festive crowds bring out the worst in me.

It’s lucky that I live in the central belt of Scotland. If I were to live up north in the rural highlands or the northern or western isles, I’d be looking at ridiculous surcharges for delivery.

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott is fed up with this state of affairs and has put retailers and

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    Alex Macfie Very true. That is the number one issue that will hurt Labour at the next General Election and the Lib Dems should attack...
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    @Matt (Bristol) - thanks for the excellent contribution.
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