The Orcadian Column 21/6/18

Orcadian 19/06/18 Political headlines of late have been dominated by either ‘walk outs’ over Brexit or ‘talk outs’ over so-called ‘up-skirting’.  Neither, has done much to enhance the reputation of Westminster procedures, though most people, I suspect, have simply been left baffled.

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McArthur again challenges Frist Minister over RET

Liam McArthur MSP today reiterated calls to the First Minister to confirm the date for introducing cheaper ferry fares on Northern Isles routes.

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McArthur Praises Work of Marie Curie

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has praised the work of Marie Curie staff and volunteers after attending the charity’s Blooming Great Garden Party in Holyrood Park yesterday.    

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Communities “unimpressed” with Scot Gov fracking spin

Responding to the news that Ineos has lost its legal challenge against the Scottish Government, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Islands Bill - Success!

An Islands Bill with teeth, because of Liberal Democrats In news from Scotland, the Liberal Democrats have been instrumental in delivering new legislation that offers greater protection and powers to Scotland's island communities. Read from Orkney MSP Liam McArthur on what the party achieved. 

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McArthur Calls for Renewed Impetus on Suicide Prevention

Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to provide leadership and new impetus to efforts to reduce levels of suicide in Scotland.

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McArthur: Transport and housing emissions need “much more attention”

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today said the Scottish Government must urgently decarbonise transport and homes after new statistics showed their emissions rising, despite the overall emissions target being met.

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Craig McClelland Murder

Commenting on the sentencing of James Wright for the murder of Craig McClelland, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur said:

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Orcadian 05/06/18

Some things are never easy to say, even when they need to be said. So let me quickly get it out of the way, with teeth firmly gritted: “Congratulations Shetland, you were worthy winners.”

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Liam has strong ties with Orkney. He attended Sanday school and Kirkwall Grammar. Liam has worked for European Commission, as a consultant helping charities and as a Special Adviser to the Deputy First Minister, then former MP and MSP for Orkney Jim Wallace. A football enthusiast, Liam played in Orkney's inter-county team and for Scottish Universities, while captain of Edinburgh University. In Parliament, Liam is the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Energy, Young People and Education.

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