Alistair Carmichael is still not answering the VOles questions about Cyril Smith. We invite him to post a response. Please email him and if you get a new reply let us know. If he knocks on your door, give him a warm welcome, a homebake and a grilling.
Maybe another Scottish Liberal Democrat MP could help?
These are the old questions.
-When did you first learn about Cyril Smith’s criminal activities as an MP?
-What did you do to ascertain further information?
-What files has the party held on Cyril Smith? Where are they now? If they were destroyed, on whose orders?
-What advice did you give Nick Clegg on how to handle the situation?
-Did David Steel know about the system that was in place that enabled Smith to make one phone call to get out of trouble?
-David Steel’s unwillingness to act enabled Smith to continue his activities. Will you disassociate yourself from him?
– What practical support will the party offer the people Smith victimised as an MP?
And two new ones.
Did Liz Lynne ever tell you about the conversation she had with Martin Digan in 1996? The one she does not remember and is alleged to have burned the files over?
What is the difference between a cover-up and refusing to release the information?
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