Carmichael named as new Scottish Secretary

Alistair  Carmichael Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has been named as Secretary of State for Scotland, replacing Michael Moore in today’s cabinet reshuffle.

The move represents a major promotion for Mr Carmichael, who was the Liberal Democrats’ chief whip in Westminster and deputy chief whip for the coalition.

More details to follow.


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  • Harry Dent

    • October 7th, 2013 11:02

    Good grief.

  • Derick Tulloch

    • October 7th, 2013 13:22

    Would that be Mr Carmichael of the Liberal Democrat Party that promised to abolish the office of Secretary of State for Scotland – before they got elected?

    I think it just very is.

  • Brian Smith

    • October 7th, 2013 17:38

    Maybe it will implode under him.

  • Peter Dodge

    • October 7th, 2013 21:30

    Mmmh, yet another new Governor General at the last Colonial Office!
    Is this fellow a radical Liberal with ambitions for a new Federal Scotland where all forms of taxes raised in Scotland are administered in Scotland?
    Does he recognise the ever widening disparity in wealth which is crippling our nation?
    Does he possess the abilities, aspirations and intellect of Alex Salmond or any other members of the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretaries?
    Nope, it’s our M.P., the same Alistair Carmichael who was the whipper inner on behalf of the Westminster Tories to ensure his Liberal colleagues voted for the austerity cuts, the Bedroom tax, the Welfare cuts, possible illegal and imperialist military action in Syria and the list goes on and on?
    I wouldn’t give much for his chances were there to be a U.K. election next month let alone in a debate with Alex Salmond.
    Mind you there will always be the soft, comfortable seat reserved beside James Wallace, (Lord Tankerness) in that cosy, ermine festooned non-democratic, institution, the House of Lords’, as a reward for plummeting to such depths of hypocrisy by accepting a position he previously regarded as being superfluous.
    Little wonder the Liberal Democrats might now (and justifiably), be trailing the Green Party in Scottish politics.

  • Douglas Young

    • October 7th, 2013 22:30

    Voting for the war with Syria has been rewarded

  • ian tinkler

    • October 8th, 2013 0:25

    Just let’s sleep. Follow his example. All the charisma of a wet lettuce, mind you thank God for small Mercies. It could have been Tavish.

  • Colin Hunter

    • October 8th, 2013 1:01

    Hope you can live with your concience! I know I couldn’t! That’s not what I voted you into that position to do. You were meant to be in opposition and stop those people running roughshod over us! Back to the drawing board then! Ho Hum! On the bright side, It’s less than a year and you’ll be “doon the brew” along with the other 47!

  • David Spence

    • October 8th, 2013 10:15

    Double Standards, Hypocrisy, Doing the fantastic friendly U-Turn dance with the vile Tories, and support your enemy seems to be the philosophy of the Lib Dems these days lol……….and they wonder why they are losing so much votes……is it that obvious?? Obviously not to the Lib Dems……all they see, like the vile Tories, is power, dominance, greed and money……..Sorry, that is the Tories………Now Lib Dems, stay in your place, Sit, Lie Down, Fetch…… such a good Poodle and let your master Cameron control you lol

  • Tam Sinclair

    • October 8th, 2013 11:05

    I could not agree with you more Colin,was it not the case he was going to abolish the office of Secretary of State for Scotland before being elected.Mmmm i hope hes got his Blue badged all polished up ready for the next election.

  • Ted Knight

    • October 9th, 2013 7:07

    Renowned for boring his opponents into submission.


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