Government tax return proposals still too onerous for rural businesses – Carmichael

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said the government needs to further consider the effect that introducing digital tax returns will have on businesses with poor broadband connectivity.

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Carmichael welcomes government response to brain tumour petition but calls for clear funding pledge

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed the government’s admission that more action is needed on brain tumour diagnosis but has called for a clear commitment to increase the 1% of national funding which is allocated to researching the disease.  

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“Trident vote is a missed opportunity” - Carmichael

Commenting after the Commons vote on the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons submarines, Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, said:

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Carmichael welcomes victory in tug boat battle

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, today welcomed news that the battle to secure the provision of an Emergency Towing Vessel in the Northern Isles has been won.  

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Alistair's Times Article: Parliament cannot duck responsibility for the UK joining the Iraq war

Of the 659 MPs who were serving MPs in 2003, 172 are MPs today.  Of the 149 who voted against the war only 21 are still MPs.  I am one of them.

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