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Michael Moore “turned down chance to resign Cabinet post”

A report in today’s Herald suggests that former Scottish Secretary Michael Moore was offered the chance to resign from the Cabinet rather than be sacked. A “spend more time with his family” scenario was apparently Nick Clegg’s first choice method of removal. Moore, though, was reportedly not having any of it:

In what might have been meant as a conciliatory gesture, Mr Clegg offered his Cabinet colleague the chance to resign. But friends of Mr Moore made clear the Borders MP rebuffed the offer immediately, telling his party leader: “If you are going to sack me, sack me. I won’t

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Liberal Democrat Michael Moore named “Best Scot at Westminster”

It’s been a good few weeks for Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore.  First of all, he was described as Westminster’s answer to James Bond by John Rentoul in the Independent for his role in bringing about the Edinburgh Agreement which set the process for Scotland’s independence referendum. Rentoul said:

Salmond has been underestimated before, although support for independence in opinion polls has rarely exceeded one third of the electorate. But he may have met his match in Moore, as skilful in judging the politics of Whitehall as he is the mood of Scotland. It may be that, after the referendum, Moore will be counted the most successful Liberal Democrat in the Cabinet, and, even, the man who saved the United Kingdom.

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    @ Richard Dean As I said 'maybe', I do think learned behaviour from parent to child maybe a possible cause to some depression(s). we often...
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    I would also add that all federal bodies/ committees, and local party executives need to be gender balanced, and reflect the local communities. Change happening...
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    The tone of the statement is a rather interesting one - it seems to be directed at those in the business of "publishing or broadcasting"....
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    @Reg Yeates Thanks for sharing, and I am sorry to read of your troubles. Yes, there are many causes of depression and other mental health...
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    Party members vote on the peerage list. Members stand as candidates, like they would any other position in the party (if OMOV goes through at...
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