“Trident vote is a missed opportunity” - Carmichael

Commenting after the Commons vote on the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons submarines, Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, said:

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Carmichael welcomes victory in tug boat battle

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, today welcomed news that the battle to secure the provision of an Emergency Towing Vessel in the Northern Isles has been won.


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Alistair's Times Article: Parliament cannot duck responsibility for the UK joining the Iraq war

Of the 659 MPs who were serving MPs in 2003, 172 are MPs today.  Of the 149 who voted against the war only 21 are still MPs.  I am one of them.

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We will pay the price of Iraq for years to come – Carmichael

Commenting on the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war, Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, said:

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Emergency Towing Vessel decision must be informed by risk assessment - Carmichael

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has pressed the government again on the future of the coastguard tug, and urged the Transport Minister to take proper account of a substantial and comprehensive risk assessment by the private sector of the dangers of removing the tug.


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Government should allow independent judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in rendition – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has used Prime Minister’s Questions to urge David Cameron to establish an independent, judge-led inquiry into the UK Government’s involvement in rendition for torture of terrorism suspects.

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Respect the water – Carmichael joins RNLI campaign for safety at sea

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, joined the RNLI in Parliament last week for the launch of their ‘Respect the Water’ campaign which aims to raise awareness of the danger of the sea, especially during the lure of the summer months.

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Orlando shootings an attack on all in our free society – Carmichael

Speaking in the House of Commons, Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said the tragic Orlando shootings represent an attack on the values of all who live in a free society.

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“So many announcements – so little progress” – Carmichael on latest broadband promises

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said that it is time for results on broadband rollout, after the Culture Minister declared an extra 4,000 further premises in the Northern Isles will be covered by superfast broadband by the end of December 2016.

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Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

The work of the Energy Select Committee turned its attention last week to the building of a new nuclear power station at Hinckley Point in the West Country. It remains to be seen whether this is ever actually built as despite several false starts the French company that is supposed to be building it has still to make a final investment decision.  The proceedings of the committee can be seen here.

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