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Willie Rennie’s message for St Andrew’s Day – a plea to help refugees

Saltire and Forth BridgeToday is St Andrew’s Day. Here is Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie’s message to the people of Scotland:

Our Patron Saint was born in the village of Bethsaida, a short distance from the troubles in today’s Syria.  As we celebrate St Andrew’s day this year, millions of people across Syria and the Middle East need our help.

Last week I visited an Edinburgh charity which has been collecting clothes for refugees who have made the perilous journey from Syria to Europe.

In many respects they embody the values that St Andrew taught. Tolerance. Generosity. Openness. We need Scotland’s two governments to follow their example.

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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 AvatarRichard Underhill 28th Jun - 9:23pm
    It can happen, has happened, that one party gets more votes and another gets more seats, that is the effect of the current electoral system.
  • User AvatarRoland 28th Jun - 9:07pm
    Brian, a good clear level-headed piece about the progress of this emotive bill and what efforts you and the other LibDem peers will be doing...
  • User AvatarRoland 28th Jun - 9:05pm
    @Is it worth funding the construction HS3 (Northwest) and HS4(Southwest), before HS2.? Well in the context of Brexit, the downgrading of the UK's credit rating,...
  • User AvatarDerek Campbell 28th Jun - 9:04pm
    @ David Raw Is constitutional history binding?
  • User AvatarGordon 28th Jun - 9:02pm
    Katharine - Thanks for those kind words and also for the original article. My first comment was a comprehensive rejection of the party's policy stance...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 28th Jun - 8:42pm
    Sorry, should have said his or her judgement.