Right to protest must be protected despite pandemic – Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael, has called on the Government to reverse its ban on protests of more than two people under new coronavirus restrictions. Mr Carmichael called the move “illiberal”, highlighting the importance of peaceful assembly as part of liberal democracy. Under previous coronavirus restrictions an exemption was made to protect the right to protest, which has now been removed by the Government.

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Carmichael welcomes overdue furlough extension to March

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the government’s extension of the furlough scheme and other economic support measures through to March 2021.

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Alistair Carmichael presents Bill to cut plastic pollution

A draft new law, setting legally binding targets for cutting plastic waste and pollution, was re-introduced to Parliament today by Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael.

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Government “missed opportunity” to change course on food standards – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has described the government’s refusal to accept the latest amendments to the Agriculture Bill as a “missed opportunity” to protect farmers and crofters from unfair trade practices. Government MPs voted overwhelmingly last night to reject opposition amendments from the House of Lords to protect UK farming standards in future trade deals.

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Systematic sweep of Scapa Flow military ordnance needed – Carmichael

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called on the Ministry of Defence to make a “systematic sweep” of Scapa Flow to remove any remaining ordnance from Northern Isles waters and protect local fishermen.

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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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