“Honest assessment” of failure to end radicalisation needed – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland Liberal Democrat MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today called for an “honest assessment” of the failures of counter terrorism policy in preventing radicalisation. Speaking in the House of Commons in response to a statement on this weekend’s terrorist attack in Reading, Mr Carmich...

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Safe return of stranded seafarers must be an urgent priority — Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has backed a cross-party parliamentary motion calling for the safe return of UK merchant navy sailors stranded by global COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The motion recognises that an estimated 2000 mariners have been trapped on board their ships for an...

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Carmichael writes to PM: bring forward legislation on country of origin labelling

Orkney and Shetland Liberal Democrat MP, Alistair Carmichael, has written to the Prime Minister following on from their exchange in the House of Commons on enhanced “country of origin” labelling protections for UK farmers. The Prime Minister yesterday suggested that he was in favour of closing lo...

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Prime Minister will be held to his promise on country of origin labelling – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland Liberal Democrat MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today challenged the Prime Minister to ensure that loopholes in country of origin (COO) protections for UK produce are closed. COO protections ensure that consumers have peace of mind about where food has come from, but there are c...

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Carmichael challenges “swerving” Gove on consequences of food tariffs for isles businesses

Orkney and Shetland MP and Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Brexit, Alistair Carmichael, has challenged the government on the risk to export businesses from tariffs with the EU. Speaking in the House of Commons Mr Carmichael noted the risk of a knock-on effect from small interlinked businesses be...

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