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Rennie welcomes appointment of Alistair Carmichael as Scottish Secretary

October 7, 2013 10:36 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Speaking on the appointment of Alistair Carmichael as Secretary ofWillie RennieWillie Rennie State for Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP

"Michael Moore is leaving on a high after three very good years as Scottish Secretary. He persuaded the nationalist Government to approve the Scotland Act they previously condemned as a poison pill. Against the odds he secured an agreement with the nationalists on the conduct of the referendum. Michael Moore repeatedly outwitted Alex Salmond.

"As we move to the next stage of the campaign I am looking forward to working with Alistair Carmichael. His feisty style combined with his charm, wit and intelligence is just what we need for the last twelve months in our efforts to safeguard our partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom."