TOON HAAAAAAAL – Shetland’s 22 councillors were today accused of acting in their future interest after they announced that those receiving Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) would be granted free travel on Shetland’s busses.
The pilot scheme in Shetland mirrors many other successful schemes on the Scottish Mainland and is designed to give some relief to those on JSA who want to travel for job interviews and have to use public transport to do so.
But the Shetland Taxpayers Alliance hit out at the move, saying:
“Everyone knows that the councillors aren’t doing this to help the poor folks in Shetland, they’re doing it so that they can get free bus rides after they’re all ousted at the next election.”
But the SIC’s comms department has strongly rebuked this claim, telling Da Bonxie:
“That’s total nonsense. Most of the councillors qualify for free bus passes anyway.”