Carmichael: Police tactics against Chinese protesters amount to a “chilling effect on freedom of speech”

Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has called on the Government to scrutinise the policing tactics that led to three pro-democracy activists being arrested during the Chinese president’s recent visit to the UK.

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Carmichael: Tory tax credit cuts will cost local families £1.4million

1,900 families in Orkney and Shetland will lose a total of £1.4million as a result of the Government’s changes to tax credits, Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has revealed. 

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DECC figures show potential of renewable energy sector- Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the latest statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that Scotland generated 37.3% more renewable electricity in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

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Carmichael calls for urgent MCA action to solve coastguard crisis

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has written to the Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Alan Massey, demanding action to deal with the critical staffing situation in Shetland following the resignation of four coastguard officers.

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Tax credit cuts will hit struggling families and remove incentive to work - Carmichael

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has attacked the Government for their well disguised plans to substantially reduce tax credits for working families – up to £1,700 a year for average households in social housing.

 

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Carmichael calls for end to unlimited detention of immigrants

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has used a parliamentary debate on the use of immigration detention to argue for a more humane and cost-effective system.

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EU negotiations offer a chance for fundamental reform of the CFP - Carmichael

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, led a debate in Parliament on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and urged the UK to make it a priority in the ongoing EU negotiations.

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Carmichael praises local campaigners after Loganair fare shift

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has praised the efforts of those behind the Facebook campaign against the high cost of air travel to the isles, after Loganair announced a new compassionate fare discount.

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Carmichael – Cameron has failed to judge the public mood on refugee crisis

Northern Isles MP, Alistair Carmichael, has criticised the Prime Minister for his failure to recognise the changed public mood towards welcoming asylum seekers and his refusal to convene a cross-party summit on the refugee crisis. 

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BBC Must Address Local Concerns on Weather Forecasts- Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael has written to Tony Hall the Director General at the BBC raising concerns about the future of weather forecasts for the Northern Isles.

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