Furlough confusion “No way to build national unity” – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has expressed concern over ongoing confusion on the future extension to the furlough scheme. Mr Carmichael responded after contradictory reports from the Prime Minister and other government officials on whether the devolved governments would be able to access furlough support if further lockdowns were needed.

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Carmichael calls PM's position on Scotland furlough "unfair and untenable"

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called the Prime Minister’s approach to furlough funds across the devolved administrations “unfair and untenable.”

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Carmichael regrets ending of EU School Milk subsidy scheme

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has said that the end of the EU School Milk scheme, following the UK’s exit from the European Union, is bad news. He also warned that similar announcements could follow.

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Carmichael welcomes UK-Faroe Islands fisheries agreement

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed today’s announcement that the UK has signed a fisheries framework agreement with the Faroe Islands.

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Carmichael condemns unlawful Home Office immigration policy

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael MP, has today condemned the Home Secretary following a ruling by the Court of Appeal that government policies used for the removal of migrants were unlawful. Mr Carmichael noted that approximately 40,000 cases had been handled under the rejected regulations, saying that it was part of a pattern of unlawful behaviour by ministers.

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Carmichael welcomes Migration Advisory Committee recognition of fishing deckhands as skilled workers

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today welcomed news that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended that fishing vessel deckhands be counted as “skilled workers” for the purposes of sponsorship under future immigration rules. The classification covers deckhands with three years’ experience, for fishing vessels over nine metres in length.

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Carmichael welcomes approval of Shetland Spaceport

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has welcomed today’s announcement that the UK government will approve the creation of a Shetland spaceport.

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DVSA responds to isles test concerns with improved online booking

The Driving Vehicle and Standards Agency (DVSA) has responded to concerns raised by Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, about access to test bookings in the isles. A significant number of islanders have expressed frustration in recent weeks due to problems with the online booking system, which have now been resolved.

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People are sick and tired of PM’s Brexit melodrama – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has condemned Boris Johnson’s “Brexit melodrama” after the Prime Minister said that the country must prepare for a no-deal exit from the transition period. The Prime Minister’s spokesperson later said that there was “no point” in EU negotiators coming to London for the next round of trade talks.

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Fisheries Bill flawed but still a significant step – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has reacted to progress on the Fisheries Bill in Parliament last night. While Mr Carmichael noted that flaws in the Bill remain, he recognised that the legislation represents long-overdue progress on fishing priorities as it passed its Third Reading.

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