I have the pleasure of representing a constituency in Aberdeenshire, home of the best beef, lamb, berries & cereals produced anywhere in the United Kingdom with the most determined farmers in the country – battling snow and frost in late Spring for example- and ensuring that food production h
Coronavirus has shown the strength of our Union; how we truly are Better Together. We will emerge from this pandemic stronger and more united. But we must not look inward, sheltering within our island borders, but instead go out and into the world.
It is hard to believe that this time last year, Parliament was in deadlock, unable to pass the Meaningful Vote, lurching from crisis to crisis- the Conservative Party at war with itself and the opposition able to inflict damage on the Government at a stroke. What a difference a few months make.
Aberdeenshire Council and the county’s residents have been given another raw budget deal by the SNP government. Despite £1.6 billion in extra investment being sent from the Conservative UK Government, none of that is being spent here.