Articles by Clare Slipper

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Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 2 August 2019

Can we find a ‘no ifs, no buts’ Brexit deal that works for Scottish farmers and crofters asks NFU Scotland Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper?



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 11 April 2019

Trick or treat? Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper ponders on the new Halloween deadline for Brexit.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 30 January 2019

Political Affairs manager Clare Slipper reminds us: “Only 58 days to go!” Another week passes, another ‘crunch’ for the Prime Minister.



Political Affairs Manager Blog - 15 November

After another tumultuous few days in the Brexit saga, NFU Scotland’s Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper asks where is the certainty and confidence for Scottish farmers and crofters?



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 11 October 2018

It was a long haul but the UK Government’s Agriculture Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 10 October) and Political Affairs Manager Claire Slipper has pored over the debate.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog 5 October 2018

As the NFU Scotland continues to lobby at the very highest levels, Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper discusses what the Union representatives did at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.



Political Affairs Manager’s Blog – 26 January 2018

There is a phrase often used in Brussels that goes: “If you’re not at the table, then you are on the menu” writes Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper, following a three-day study trip to the European Union’s power base.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 20 December 2017

I still recall the words of the late Donald Dewar which opened the Scottish Parliament on 1st July 1999 and would shape the landscape of Scottish politics writes Clare Slipper, Political Affairs Manager.



Parliamentary Officer's Blog - 13 July 2017

One year on from Theresa May taking up residence in Downing Street - and on the same day as the UK Government’s flagship European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is introduced to Parliament - Parliamentary Officer Clare Slipper takes stock.



Parliamentary Officer's Blog - 21 June 2017

For the 62nd time, Her Majesty the Queen has delivered a speech at Westminster outlining the legislative priorities for the UK Government. Usually an affair full of pomp and ceremony, the speech this morning was a more sombre affair, scaled back in grandeur according to Parliamentary Officer Clare Slipper.


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About The Author

Clare Slipper

Clare Slipper joined NFU Scotland in 2014 as the Union’s first dedicated Parliamentary Officer. Within her role, Clare briefs politicians in the Scottish, Westminster and European parliaments on key issues impacting Scottish food producers and represents members interests in the policy-making process. Clare started her career working for a public affairs and communications agency, where she worked with clients in the renewable energy and planning sectors. She graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Politics and Sociology in 2012.

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