George Osborne in Donside with Burnett

Alexander Burnett and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
Alexander Burnett and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne visited Echt’s McIntosh Plant Hire last week (April 15) and was met by the national press.

The Senior Conservative MP, and the man who decides the national Budget came to the local business to show his support for local candidate Alexander Burnett and for the North-east’s world leading Oil and Gas Industry.

In seats like this the Liberal Democrats have all but vanished.

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer

After the press pack received a verbal drive-by of nationalist sentiment from a lost Deesider in a Green Peugeot 206, the Chancellor toured the facility and tried his skills on some of the heavy machinery.

Speaking to assembled media, Mr Osborne said: “This is a very important seat. It is now a two horse race.

“It’s very clear that it’s going to be a nationalist here or it’s going to be Alexander Burnett, a strong local Scottish Conservative candidate who can support a strong economic plan for the whole of Scotland and the United Kingdom...if people want to choose a strong United Kingdom, a strong economy, they will want to vote for Alexander.”

“In seats like this the Liberal Democrats have all but vanished.”

When asked by the Piper why the use of foodbanks has skyrocketed in the comparatively well off areas of Deeside and Donside since 2010 the Chancellor said: “First of all, the people who volunteer at foodbanks do a tremendous job and should be commended.

“You don’t want anyone to have to rely on a Foodbank. Foodbank use has increased in the last 20 years across the UK and indeed went up ten fold under the last Labour Government...People can see how much the economy has improved over the last five years... you remember five years ago in Scotland and across the rest of the UK unemployment was high, people had real questions about our countries economic future, five years later we’ve got international observers like the IMF saying Britain’s got the strongest growing economy in the advanced world.

“Lets stick with the plan thats working and lets stick with the leadership of David Cameron that’s delivering that.”