Lack of Contact with UK Government, Letting Down Constituents

Cllr Scott Farmer
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SNP Councillor Criticises Stirling MP Position on Syrian Airstrikes

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Tory Government Reneges on Promise for Stirling

Bruce Crawford voiced concern
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MSP Takes Part In National Walk To Work Day

Bruce Crawford at Stirling Bus Station
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MSP Encourages Stirling Communities to Apply to £6m Rural Tourism Fund

Countryside around Fintry
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Plan to Raise Statue to Hammer of the Scots at Battle Site

Statue of Edward First Artist Impression
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Scotland Pays the Price of Tory Misrule

The city v the fleet

By former MP for Stirling, Steven Paterson

The UK’s media establishment was positively gushing with praise for the UK Government’s victorious Brexit Ministers at the beginning of the week, as Brexit Secretary of State David Davies and the EU27’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier shook hands on a draft transition deal in Brussels.

If one had been inclined to believe the near-universal media hype on Monday, critics like me should have been not only silenced but confounded that, out of the blue, we were suddenly well on the way to the bespoke deal the Brexiters always claimed we’d get. However, predictably enough, once the fanfare had passed and we could have a closer look at the draft agreement that had been signed off and now apparently confirmed, it turns out that the transition deal is not the resounding Tory victory it first appeared.

The most glaring omission, of course, was of any agreement on border arrangements on the island of Ireland. Although the EU27 had previously insisted that no further progress could be made on negotiations until the issue of the future of the Irish border had been resolved, in the event they allowed a fairly modest concession by Mr Davies and his team on this issue to be progress enough for now.

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Time To Get On With Stirling And Clackmannanshire City Region Deal

Bruce Crawford and Councillors
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Working Hard to Invest in our Local Services and our Local Communities

Cllr Alison Laurie
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Crawford Welcomes Significant Increase in Stirling Tourist Numbers

Stirling Castle
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