Brendan O’Hara Presents Petition On Behalf Of The People Of Bute

As I promised to do, I presented a petition on behalf of the people of Bute.

Ten years ago the people of this community along with other UK taxpayers bailed out RBS to the tune of £50 billon and now without any consultation, they have decided that the Bute branch will close.

I am genuinely amazed at the number of people who have signed this petition and only serves to show the strength of feeling that the community has that the Bute branch must remain open for business.

My thanks to the local community for taking the time to sign the petition and all the businesses and shops that displayed it on their counters.

They can be assured that I will continue to work with the community to make case for this bank to remain open for business. We are not giving up.

Sign Petition To Save Our Banks!

 

SNP National Day Of Action sign petition here!

In 2017, RBS announced it was to close 62 of its bank branches. That included 13 where they were the “last bank in town”.

This latest hit-list of closures follows 11 in 2014, 10 in 2015 and 25 more in 2016. As with each of the previous rounds of closures, Theresa May has refused to act.

These branch closures are a blow to the many communities. While, thanks to SNP pressure, 10 of the original 62 branches have been saved, but that is not enough.

The SNP will continue to demand that all of these damaging and misguided plans to close vital banking services are reversed.

https://www.snp.org/rbsclosures