“Fishing not a priority for May” - Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, responded to the Government’s announcement that they may extend the transitional period, by asking the Environment Secretary about the impact it would have on fishermen in the UK. The UK Government have previously committed to leaving the Common Fi...

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Khan Al-Ahmar demolition “morally and legally wrong” says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Orkney and Shetland, today challenged the Prime Minister to defend human rights in occupied Palestinian territories. The West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, is facing demolition, an action which the United Nations characterised as a breach of the Fourth Geneva Conv...

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Local Businesses must guard against fraud - Carmichael

Police in Orkney are warning residents and businesses in the islands to be on their guard against online and telephone fraud. It is estimated that around £350,000 has been stolen from the county through online and telephone fraud since the start of 2018 alone. Alistair Carmichael MP has joined po...

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“Universal Credit not tackling in-work poverty” warns Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today warned the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that the Government’s underfunding of Universal Credit could undermine the whole purpose of the benefits reforms. In July 2015, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, cut Univ...

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Government must end Seafarer Pay scandal - Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has today challenged the Government to do more to end chronic underpayment of seafarers working in the North Sea. Mr. Carmichael raised the issue last year and the then Minister commissioned a Legal Working Group to draft potential changes to the la...

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