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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 AvatarSimon McGrath 2nd Mar - 8:16pm
    if we had devolved oil and gas taxation how would the SNP be reacting to the drop in revenue due to the fall in oil...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 2nd Mar - 8:13pm
    Philip Thomas 2nd Mar '15 - 7:50pm "aren’t [we] all liberals democrats now?" I would say the majority of British people are small 'l and...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 2nd Mar - 8:08pm
    I support ditching the Barnet formula. As Matthew is hinting though, I don't think that works out as well for Scotland as you seem to...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 2nd Mar - 8:07pm
    Since then the Tories have ditched any attempt to live up to the tag lines of the Big Society, ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’ and Compassionate...
  • User AvatarBolano 2nd Mar - 8:01pm
    And let us not forget - with regard to the Green agenda - Baroness Kramer's invaluable work in encouraging fracking. Very popular among many Somerset...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 2nd Mar - 7:59pm
    So, would you say that on the same grounds the wealth that is in London and the south-east should stay in London and the south-east...