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Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes

Every week Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore writes a column for newspapers in his Borders constituency. Here’s this week’s edition.

David Steel book launch

Last week I attended the launch of the latest biography of David Steel in Westminster, this one written by David Torrance.  At the event I was pleased to be able to thank David publicly for the support and inspiration he has been to me over the years.

The book, to which I contributed the foreword (but otherwise none of the writing or research!) is certainly a testament to all David has achieved in his political career and, as his successor as Borders MP, I owe him a significant debt of gratitude. This new biography reflects on what I believe to be one of the most important and diverse political careers of recent times and I would encourage everyone to get a copy and give it a read!

Grocery Code Adjudicator

In my constituency, farming is an extremely important industry and as local MP I have been campaigning for fair prices for our farmers in a market which, for too long, has been balanced in favour of big supermarkets.  This is why last week I welcomed further progress on the Government’s Grocery Code Adjudicator Bill which received its Second Reading in the House of Commons.

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Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes

Every week, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland writes a column for newspapers in his Borders constituency. Here’s this week’s edition.

Energy prices

Rising energy continue to be a huge for concern for Borderers and I was pleased to meet with the Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey last week to discuss the Government’s plans to help people reduce their energy bills through the Green Deal, the most ambitious home insulation programme the UK has ever seen.

With the Green Deal, Borderers will be able to pay for some or all of the insulation work done with the savings they make on …

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  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 25th Oct - 2:39pm
    A very good article , Alex , but I believe many more Liberals and Liberal Democrats are patriotic, I am very , more than most...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 25th Oct - 2:35pm
    Apparently the reason why Belgium's regional and linguistic bodies got a vote on it was because the EU allowed it to be designated as a...
  • User AvatarGareth Wilson 25th Oct - 2:20pm
    We could win this one, I think a trip down south is in order :) Wonder if the Tories will stand a candidate? If they...
  • User AvatarMary Reid 25th Oct - 2:20pm
    Lloyd Harris - the PPC selection process for a possible snap general election validates their candidacy until sometime next year. So there is no need...
  • User AvatarSue Sutherland 25th Oct - 2:20pm
    The party at the moment has a great problem and it's not just how low we are in the polls. It is that the society...
  • User AvatarPaul Pettinger 25th Oct - 1:56pm
    Like the Canadian Liberals have helped forge a Canadian identity, so we should try to define what it is to be British.