Carmichael condemns “fairytale” no-deal Brexit planning report

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has criticised the newly released government report on no-deal Brexit planning. The 155-page document has been shared by the Government as concerns rise that UK negotiations with the EU on a withdrawal agreement have already stalled.

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Carmichael highlights risks to rural communities from US tariffs

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, today challenged the Minister of State for the Department for International Trade on plans to protect fragile local industries affected by the US Government’s new tariffs. A range of UK products, including knitwear and single malt whisky, are being tar...

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Carmichael demands action on US wool tariffs

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has issued a demand for action by the UK Government, following reports that the US will introduce a range of tariffs on EU goods from 18 October. The 25 percent tariffs will cover wool products from the UK, including clothing.

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Carmichael: whisky export success cannot be undermined by trade barriers

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has reacted with concern over news that the US is set to introduce 25 percent tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky. The new tariffs are set to come into force on 18 October, and Karen Betts, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, has said it...

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Carmichael Highlights Fisheries Bill inaction

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has highlighted in the House of Commons the Government’s inaction on the Fisheries Bill.  The Bill is intended to provide the governing framework for UK fishing after Brexit but has not made any progress since November 2018.

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