Discussing elderly care, Mark argued that whistle blowing, particularly in care homes needs to be encouraged and that poor performance cannot be accepted. On energy prices, Mark argued that taxes and regulations have raised living costs and that we need a policy that tackles the cost of living rather than one which simply rigs the market and fixes prices. Talking about China, Mark put forward a case for welcoming foreign investment, arguing that further involvement in a global market is the most secure and cheapest way to move forward. Finally, on the issue of Scottish Independence, Mark recognised that it was an issue for Scottish people to decide, although argued that a border separating Scotland is not something to be feared.
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