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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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  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 17th Sep - 4:28pm
    An excellent article. Just a thought - but I wonder if one of the reasons that far more women are opposed to independence is that...
  • User AvatarLinda Forbes 17th Sep - 4:19pm
    Scottish Police Federation being moved to comment on reports of misconduct during independence referendum perhaps lays some of the hyperbole in the media to rest...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 17th Sep - 4:15pm
    Yes it was a very strange Huff Post article. Amazing that no-one at Labour thought about what might happen if there was a Yes (if...
  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 17th Sep - 4:06pm
    The "honest conversation" on currency never began because the unionist leaders adopted a rigid but implausible attitude that currency union was impossible. A conversation would...
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    I believe the thinking is that there might be a vote of confidence called and all MPs and support need to be able to rush...
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 17th Sep - 3:44pm
    @john - you tell me. The local party of which I am chair had two excellent BAME approved candidates applying to be our PPC last...