“Don’t forget your day job” Carmichael tells UK Officials in Brussels

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland welcomed the election of Liberal Democrat MEP, Chris Davies, as chair of the European Union’s influential Fisheries Committee. Mr. Carmichael was in Brussels yesterday for high level meetings with the UK nominated Commissioner, the UK Permanent Repr...

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Government fishing bill has sunk without trace - Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, today challenged the Scottish Secretary on the Government’s continued failure to make progress with the Fisheries Bill. The Bill completed its last stage on 17 December 2018, and the Government have refused to bring it forward to the next stage sin...

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TV licence charge risks isolating more over 75s warns Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, today in the House of Commons criticised the Government over their approach to allowing the BBC to end free TV licences for the over 75s. The move, expected to raise around £750million a year for the BBC, has come about as the Government transferre...

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“Tory plans for gap year deckhands insulting to fishermen” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has criticised Govt plans for skills shortages in the fishing industry to be filled by young people on gap years as an insult to the industry.

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No Deal catastrophic for livestock farmers and Crofters

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, today challenged the Government’s no deal planning which he described as “catastrophic” for rural communities.

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