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Lamont backs December election

Local MP John Lamont has said he will be voting again for a General Election this evening as the only way to get Brexit sorted.

 

Why I'm backing the new Brexit Deal

Despite repeated claims from EU negotiators and opposition MPs that the previous Brexit deal would not be reopened, the Prime Minister has renegotiated a new deal and scrapped the controversial Northern Irish backstop.

Brexit Update: October

In the last 24 hours we have seen some promising signs that the EU and the UK may be able to come up with a new Brexit deal.

Scottish Borders Council faced with £30m black hole

Scottish Borders Council is facing a £30m black hole in its finances over the next 5 years.

The figures have been revealed as the local authority launches a new public consultation ahead of its next budget, which will be set in February 2020.

Statement following Supreme Court Prorogation Ruling

Today's ruling shows how robust the constitution of our United Kingdom is and the important role Scotland plays in that structure.

While I completely respect the role and independence of the judiciary, I remain of the view that prorogation was appropriate and reasonable step.