“Government smart meter commitment could leave Northern Isles behind” - Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has responded to the proposed smart meter bill which was announced in the Queen’s Speech this week. He is concerned that a change in policy may allow the Government to ignore the islands’ future energy needs. In 2009 the UK Government promised to e...

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“Ofgem must engage with the community over the future of Lerwick Power Station” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today invited the Chairman and CEO of Ofgem to come to Shetland to explain their decision to the communities that will be affected by the proposed closure of Lerwick Power Station. The Ofgem proposal would see the site close in 2021, with the l...

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Snap Election

I don’t know how many times I have said it in recent years but the only thing you can expect in politics these days is the unexpected.   Despite this, the unexpected continues to happen and it continues to surprise it when it does. So when Theresa May emerged from Ten Downing Street to stand behi...

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Carmichael responds to Sky/21st Century Fox merger consultation

A wide plurality of press ownership is vital to ensure that no individual has unjustifiable levels of influence, and to ensure that many different views and opinions are represented by the media. I am concerned that if the takeover of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox goes ahead, this will undermine th...

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SNP Independence case “increasingly weak” says Carmichael

MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU.  Commenting on the news, former Secretary of State for Scotland and MP for Orkney and Shetland Alistair Carmichael said:

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