Opinions

Keeping high UK food standards secure

I'M PLEASED the Government has taken steps through the creation an independent Trade and Agriculture Commission to provide additional reassurance that UK food safety and animal welfare will not be compromised.

Parliament changing for the Better?

ONE OF the consequences of Parliament having to adapt to coronavirus is the increased use of video technology which I have been arguing for now for sometime and I hope will still be a part of proceedings after this crisis is over.  

Making A Difference

I would like to take this opportunity to praise the work of all those on our local coronavirus frontline be they NHS, key workers or in the wider care community. 

They truly are going above and beyond in these difficult times.

Growing Strong in Difficult Times

THERE can be little doubt that for most of us there have been few events in our lifetime that have had such an impact on everyday life as that of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Challenging Times

SADLY, across the constituency, and beyond, coronavirus and the lockdown continue to dominate all our lives. My thoughts are, like those across the political spectrum, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie, in his battle with the disease.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

THERE can be few topics dominating conversations more just now than Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that looks certain to remain the case in the weeks and months ahead.

Budget 2020

This was an excellent Budget which will be good for the country at this challenging time.

Jackson good choice to take Tories forward

WITH the votes counted Jackson Carlaw has been confirmed as new leader of the Scottish Conservatives in what will be a crucial period in politics and the country.

Whisky message must go to Trump

I HAVE urged the Government to highlight the damaging impact of a pending 25-per-cent whisky tariff by the United States on our iconic Scottish industry directly with President Trump himself.

Halt turbines spread

WIND FARMS across Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale have reached their limit and any more would further damage the natural beauty of our area.