Carmichael proposes Parliamentary Motion backing human rights in Hong Kong

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today tabled an Early Day Motion with cross-party support backing the defence of human rights in Hong Kong. The Motion calls for stronger relations between the UK and Hong Kong and voices concern about reports of police brutality in the Chinese Spe...

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Fisheries are not Boris Johnson’s bargaining chip with Brussels - Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called on the Government not to use fisheries as a “bargaining chip” in trade negotiations with the European Union. Speaking after meeting members of the Norwegian Fisheries Select Committee in Westminster and meeting the Chairperson of the Europea...

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Carmichael challenges Government to create bespoke Islands Growth Deal funding

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, today challenged the Government in the House of Commons to ensure a strong and bespoke Islands Growth Deal. Many across the UK have benefitted from Growth Deals but these have been designed around a sum of money related to population numbers. For the j...

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Carmichael: Government must fully address Iran attack

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, today criticised the UK Government’s response to the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani and demanded a comprehensive response to the growing crisis. The killing of the Iranian military leader by a US airstrike in Iraq on Friday has led to rapidly esca...

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Alistair Carmichael comments on conclusion of EU fisheries negotiations

Reacting to the conclusion of end-of-year EU fisheries negotiations, Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael said: “These reductions in catch quotas for cod in particular will be difficult for the whitefish fleet. It is to be hoped that they do not have knock on effects for other whitefish suc...

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