Extinction Rebellion

Native Trees for Every MP

Jamie has today met with Extinction Rebellion and collected a Field Maple Tree as Extinction Rebellion highlight the reduction in British forests.

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No Planet B

Urgent Action Needed on Climate Change

Commenting on the Extinction Rebellion protests which aim to shut down Westminster for the next two weeks, Jamie Stone said:

“The Lib Dems have been calling on the Government to declare a climate emergency and act accordingly and are supportive of the aims of Extinction Rebellion to start meaningfully dealing with the climate emergency.

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NC500

NC500 boosts north Highland economy by £22m

A new report has found that the North Coast 500 road trip has boosted the north Highland economy by ore than £22 million over 12 months.

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Scotch Whisky US Tariffs

Trump tariffs will be “bitter blow” to whisky industry

 

Commenting on the news that the US Government will impose steep tariffs on Scottish whisky, Jamie Stone said:

“These tariffs will be a bitter blow to the Scotch whisky industry and deeply damaging to people’s jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

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More United Pledge

Stone supports new code of conduct for MPs

Jamie Stone joins cross-party calls for a new code of conduct for behaviour in the House of Commons.

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Community Access To Cash Fund

Stone calls on constituents to apply to Community Access to Cash Fund

LINK, the UK’s main ATM cash machine network, has announced a new fund to enable customers and community groups to request a free-to-use cash machine in their area.

Jamie has welcomed this move which will hugely help people living and working in his remote constituency.

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Highlands and Brexit

Former DExEU Boss warns leaving the EU poses ‘huge’ challenges to Highlands

Speaking at a lecture at the University of the Highlands and Islands, the former UK Brexit Department head has warned that Brexit poses a “huge challenge” to the Highlands which stands to lose hundreds of millions in EU cash.

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Cash Crisis

Government ignoring cash crisis in rural areas

Jamie once again calls for the Government and banks to invest in community banking hubs to address the cash crisis the Highlands faces as the Treasury refuses to acknowledge the cash crisis facing rural areas.

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Broadband 2021 Roll Back

Scottish Government roll back on broadband promise

The SNP’s 2016 election campaign promised “to deliver superfast broadband to 100% of premises in Scotland by 2021”.

However, in response to a parliamentary question by a Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP, the minister responsible for delivering the Scottish Government’s R100 programme has rolled back on the 2021 target for the project, admitting that it would be ‘challenging’ to meet the government’s previous commitment.

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Loan Charge Review

Stone calls for immediate suspension of Loan Charge

Jamie has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to commit to an immediate pause of the Loan Charge until the Loan Charge Review has concluded and the Government has implemented its recommendations.

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