MP attacked over MoD move action

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an SNP MSP has attacked Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart over plans to close Ministry of Defence bases in the Capital.

Mr Crockart has said he will launch a campaign next month to keep the army in Edinburgh.

But Edinburgh Western SNP MSP Colin Keir said the move was “too little too late”.

The UK Government last month proposed closing the city’s Dreghorn and Redford barracks and the headquarters at Craigiehall.

Mr Keir said: “Launching a campaign two months after the decision to close the barracks has been made shows how little the Lib Dems understand about the impact of their actions on their community.

“This is nothing but an empty PR exercise for Mike Crockart.

“As a Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West he was in a unique place to influence these plans and speak up for his constituency in the first place.”