Seafood protest anger should be no surprise – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said there should be “no surprise” that seafood exporters have taken to the streets to protest against the disruption they are facing. Dozens of HGVs have been reported around Whitehall in London demonstrating against the blockages they are facing ...

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SFF anger in letter to Boris Johnson should be no surprise – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has reacted to an open letter from the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to the Prime Minister, saying there should be no surprise at the level of anger felt by fishermen. Chief Executive of the SFF, Elspeth Macdonald, wrote in the letter that the fishin...

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Shocking Danish figures show long term risk to seafood industry – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has described as “shocking” reports in Denmark that up to 40% of fish sold in auctions there came from Scottish fishermen, and warned that government complacency risked turning short term disruption into a long term loss for Scottish exporters. The new...

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More support needed for sufferers of Long Covid – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has spoken out in a parliamentary debate on “Long Covid”, led by fellow Liberal Democrat Layla Moran MP, about the need for more government understanding of its effects on people. Long Covid is still poorly understood, but many people have been found t...

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Breath-taking complacency from Eustice on fishing – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has led an urgent debate today in Parliament on the impact on fisheries from the new trading relationship with the EU. He attacked the Government’s backtracking on compensation and refusal to agree to a meeting with those affected by disruption.

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