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‘Protection for islands’ produce must continue Post-Brexit’ – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has called on the UK Government to prioritise international agreement on protection for geographically special produce after Britain leaves the EU. Mr Carmichael asked the Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Mic...

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‘Fishing policy post-Brexit must learn the right lessons from Cod Recovery Programme’ – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has called for an assurance from the UK Government that they will engage directly with the fishing industry itself in order to create “credible” policy after Britain has left the EU. Mr Carmichael asked the Government to adopt the “best examples” o...

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‘We need more international cooperation on the environment, not less’ – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, says international cooperation must continue after Britain leaves the European Union. Mr Carmichael made the comments as he signed a ‘Pledge for the Environment’ created by Greener UK, a group of leading environmental charities. The pledge aims to ...

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Visas for fishing workers “not fit for purpose” – Carmichael

Visas for fishing workers “not fit for purpose” – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, says the system for issuing visas for people outside the EU working on British fishing boats is not working and must be re-visited by the Government. Mr Carmichael made the comments after being elected as Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary G...

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Government must protect British farmers in EU negotiations – Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has urged the Government to preserve existing livestock standards after Britain leaves the European Union. Mr Carmichael’s comments came as he sponsored a parliamentary motion on British Farming welfare standards. 

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