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Michael Moore MP’s Westminster Notes

Every week, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, writes a column for newspapers in his Borders Constituency. Here is the latest edition. 

Local television

Last week was an important one for local news coverage in the Borders as the broadcasting regulator OFCOM asked for views on its proposals to change the way local television news is provided here.

After years of shared news with Tyne Tees, they are now looking at options to return things close to the way they were in 2009. That would mean more coverage of the south of Scotland and particularly our part of it …

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  • User AvatarDav 23rd Oct - 6:24pm
    Where the supplier’s income is derived from such transactions, both taxes are effectively taxes on income. No, the other way around. It's not a tax...
  • User AvatarPaul Howden 23rd Oct - 5:56pm
    Whilst I'm not naive enough to believe the misconception that teachers only work 9-3 and have 25 weeks holiday a year I don't think teachers...
  • User AvatarCllr. David Becket 23rd Oct - 5:56pm
    We have an opportunity to reconnect with the public on the NHS issue, possibly our only opportunity before April. We are ahead of the other...
  • User Avatarg 23rd Oct - 5:54pm
    Interestingly there is no criticism of the Tory NHS reforms in this piece, despite them acknowledging they have proven to be an expensive mistake. Only...
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 23rd Oct - 5:07pm
    Except that the choice is not between renewables and fracking. its between imported gas and coal and fracking.
  • User AvatarAngela Davies 23rd Oct - 4:15pm
    Matthew Huntback misses the point. The right to protest should be sancrosant in a democracy. It matters not if you agree with the objectives of...