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14 July 2017
The protected status of Scottish speciality foods is under threat from Brexit, Deidre Brock MP has revealed.Geographical specialities from across the country, from Scottish salmon to the Stornoway Black Pudding or the Arbroath Smokie, will no longer be part of the EU Protected Food Name Scheme which has helped promote our food industry.In response...
30 June 2017
The Scottish Centre on European Relations asked 10 questions about Brexit – https://www.scer.scot/database/ident-1979 – so I've written a short response to each. (1) EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU– Do you support EU citizens in the UK having the same rights they have now (to residence, pensions, being joined by family members, bene...
30 June 2017
Earlier this year it was leaked that a test-firing of a Trident nuclear missile off the coast of Florida had gone horribly wrong, with the missile veering off towards the US. The UK Government chose not to inform the House of this rather critical flaw in the test, which happened not long before a crucial Commons voted on renewal of Trident. When ev...
29 June 2017
This article first appeared in The Leither magazineI sometimes get a bit lost finding my way around Westminster – I may have been working there for a couple of years but it's still a really weird place and it's easy to lose your bearings. I got lost one Monday afternoon recently and needed some help. There was, fortunately, a helpful policeman near...
10 June 2017
I was at a League Against Cruel Sports rally against fox hunting in Edinburgh recently. It's difficult to believe that instead of looking at where the law needs tightened up – as we will do in Scotland – Tories are keen to repeal the ban (only a bad election result seems to have dropped it from the agenda in the immediate future).Foxhunting is...

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