Carmichael: “serious blow” to Prime Minister in Court of Session ruling

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, welcomed news that Scotland’s highest civil court had ruled against Boris Johnson’s government over its use of prorogation. The Court of Session found that the suspension of Parliament was unlawful and that the Prime Minister’s actions were motivated by the “improper purpose” of obstructing Parliament.

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Carmichael welcomes vote to release no-deal Brexit information

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has criticised the Government’s attempts to avoid releasing the full “Yellowhammer” documents about the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit. MPs on Monday evening voted to force the publication of the documents, which are believed to predict that a no-deal Brexit could cause food shortages and limit the availability of life-saving medicines.

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Carmichael tells PM: enough with the cock and bull stories

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, criticised Boris Johnson during the Prime Minister’s visit to Aberdeenshire on Friday. Following a series of defeats in key votes on Brexit, Mr. Johnson travelled north of the border to make an announcement on Scottish farm funding and hold a photo opportunity with a bull at a farm in Banchory.

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Carmichael supports Best Small Shops Competition call

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has backed a call for entries to the Best Small Shops Competition organised by the Association of Convenience Stores. Owners of small shops around the UK are encouraged to apply to the competition, which celebrates the role these businesses play in local communities. The deadline for shops in the Northern Isles to apply to the competition is Monday 9th September 2019 at 3pm.

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Carmichael supports cross-party alliance to block no-deal Brexit

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has backed the motion by a cross-party alliance of MPs to take control of business, in order to prevent a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. Plans by the UK government to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the to the current Brexit deadline have provoked concern that the UK will leave the EU without a deal.

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Carmichael warns of no-deal Brexit cost to Scottish farmers

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has issued a warning for the survival of Scottish farmers and crofters if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead. New research by business consultants Andersons has suggested that farmers could lose £850 million in lost profits, due to tariffs and trade barriers.

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Carmichael condemns government plans to suspend parliament

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has condemned news of the government's plans to ask the Queen to suspend parliament days after the return from summer recess. The move by the government is widely seen as an attempt to prevent parliament interfering with the Brexit process.

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Carmichael: Age Scotland report on Orkney's over 55 population is a wake up call

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed the release of a report by Age Scotland on issues faced by people over 55 in the Scottish islands, calling its findings "troubling". The report included a survey of over 55s from Orkney, with many respondents raising concerns over fuel poverty and a need for suitable housing.

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Alistair Carmichael urges swift inquiry into Sumburgh air crash

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has urged that investigators into the 2013 helicopter crash near Sumburgh move quickly to complete their inquiry. The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has recently confirmed that the inquiry is still in the preliminary preparations, and will not commence before the six-year anniversary of the tragedy on 23 August.

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Carmichael backs calls for better country of origin labelling for Scottish beef

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has given his support to a letter by NFU Scotland to the UK Farming Minister George Eustice, asking for improved country of origin labelling on processed meat products. The letter aims to boost Scottish livestock farmers by expanding the country of origin labelling which already exists for products using fresh meat.

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