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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Fisheries talks must take local communities into account – Carmichael

Speaking as talks get underway in Brussels over 2020 fishing quotas, Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has called for greater care to be taken over the impact of quota cuts to local communities. Quotas for North Sea cod were halved last week in the EU-Norway agreement, with a range of ot...

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Carmichael calls for all-party cooperation on Islands Growth Deal

Liberal Democrat candidate for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, has called for all parties to work with local authorities and business groups to win the strongest possible "Islands Growth Deal" for Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles. Speaking while campaigning in Kirkwall, Mr. Carmic...

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