Welcome to my latest e-Magazine.
This past month I’ve enjoyed a visit to the IMPACT centre design base, accompanied Sciennes primary school pupils on their daily mile, toured of the new Higgs Boson centre, and much more here in Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, Parliament has been dominated by Brexit. I’ve been fighting for a People’s Vote on the draft withdrawal agreement that the Government has agreed with the EU. It is clear from the Government analysis that this agreement will only make us all poorer so I can’t support it.
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There is also some non-Brexit related updates from Parliament on Yemen and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals as well as my usual articles and speeches.
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Please see chart below for breakdown of casework in my office.
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The volume of email communications from lobbying websites rises almost every month so I have conducted an analysis of this traffic to enable me to manage my staffing resources. I found that of the last 5,000 non constituency casework emails (that’s emails not connected to an individual constituents problem) I received almost 25% from just 23 people.
Plans for a new nursery at St John Vianney RC Primary School have bee submitted. You can find out more and comment on the application by using the reference: 18/09630/FUL
1. I received an incoming landline call this morning from 0131 508 531 with the supposed message from BT that my BT Broadband had been hacked and my financial data compromised from abroad. If I wanted BT to fix this then dial 1 on my handset which I didn’t and immediately rang BT.
2. BT immediately confirmed this was a scam and this is the latest version using local numbers to send the message and thus by-pass the BT “Call Protect” system.
3. BT Call Protect has a long list of already banned numbers which BT automatically junk.
4. However if the scam call comes via a local landline number ( which is already fake ) this avoids the Call Protect system because it is treated as genuine.
5. The scam caller doesn’t know who you are and if you press 1 on your phone, will then ask a series of questions from a pretend list to build up a profile of your details in order to steal them.
When I asked BT to pursue the Edinburgh No. 0131 508 531 they said they couldn’t it was a matter for Ofcom to pursue. BT did, with my approval, block the number but couldn’t pursue the matter.