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Nats play games with rail security

13 March 2015

A trade union has accused the SNP of "playing games" with security on the country's rail network.

The criticism from the TSSA rail union follows the move to scrap the BTP as a seperate force looking after the railways and merge it with the Scottish Police.

"This is yet another example of Alex Salmond and his narrow nationalist gang trying to score cheap political points at the expense of our members who are doing a very important cross border job," said union general secretary Manuel Cortes.

"He may be chums with millionaire plutocrats like Sir Brian Souter, who now owns both the west and east coast franchises, but he and the rest of the SNP leadership no nothing about the practicalities of running a safe and secure railway.

"If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. The present system is far from broke and doesn't need fixing.

"This is just another example of Salmond and his mates playing to the crowd. He should stop it if he wants to be regarded as a serious politician."

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