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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“Govt. must start listening to Farmers and Crofters” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, today demanded that the Government listen to Farmers and Crofters when deciding no deal preparations. Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr. Carmichael called on Government Ministers to reconsider the rates of tax which are proposed to be charged on...

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