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Changes to US tariffs welcome but still not enough

Borders politicians have welcomed that the US will hold off on a threatened hike in tariffs on EU and UK goods. The tariffs are imposed due to a sixteen year trade battle over state aid for Airbus and Boeing.

 

VJ Day 75 to be marked

The Royal Family and Red Arrows are amongst those set to mark seventy-five years since the end of the Second World War on the 15th August.

Victory over Japan Day, or VJ Day, marks when the Japanese surrendered which brought about the end of WWII.

John Lamont backs Douglas Ross MP to be new leader

Following the honourable decision by Jackson Carlaw MSP to resign as leader of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party, Conservatives will be electing a new leader in the coming weeks.

I am delighted to announce that I will be backing Douglas Ross MP to be our next leader.

Openreach announce Borders towns getting better broadband

Openreach have announced that Galashiels, Tweedbank, Selkirk, Hawick and Peebles are to benefit from faster broadband. The telecoms giant published a list of 251 locations across the UK that will get Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).

New Trade and Agriculture Commission officially launched

The International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, has formally launched the Trade and Agriculture Commission. It will ensure British food standards are upheld in any new trade deals and allow Borders farmers to seize new opportunities to export abroad.