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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.

St Andrew’s Day

Last week, as Secretary of State for Scotland, I gave the inaugural speech in the annual St Andrew’s Day Address which is being established this year at the Scotland Office in London. This annual Address will see individuals in business, education, politics, media, charities and the arts speaking to an audience in London …

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  • User AvatarJohnTilley 22nd Jul - 4:24pm
    Disagreed with Tiny Benn about many, many things. But his jaundiced view of The Privy Council was entirely appropriate. Another one of those Westminster-cum-Disneyland bits...
  • User AvatarMick Taylor 22nd Jul - 4:23pm
    Telling the public that the party is over may indeed be sobering, but someone has to do it. And no, I'm not talking of going...
  • User AvatarDav 22nd Jul - 3:51pm
    In cases like the declaration of an aggressive war, there should be some form of blocking minority possible or a supermajority necessary to press on....
  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 22nd Jul - 3:28pm
    An interesting postscript on Gove: a letter to the Sunday Times signed by 76 people, many of them head teachers of high-performing schools in deprived...
  • User AvatarStephen W 22nd Jul - 3:27pm
    I'm not scared. I genuinely laughed. I read this twice to decide whether it was genuinely a satire. Then considering writing a detailed rebuttal, then...
  • User AvatarTony Rowan-Wicks 22nd Jul - 3:26pm
    Government on the back of an envelope comes to mind How was the parliamentary party bamboozled into supporting so many nutty ideas? The membership was...