Alistair Carmichael must resign today as MP for Orkney and Shetland. 38 Degrees petition launched to oust him. He needs to repay the public money wasted on the Enquiry held into his conduct.
Tell him what you think here.
Our Shetland correspondent, Zara the Selkie wrote
Dear Mr Carmichael
We the People of Orkney Shetland, irrespective of political beliefs, require that you repay personally the cost of a Public Enquiry, which you setup to find the leak that libelled the First Minster of Scotland. That the then Secretary of State for Scotland would do such a thing is unpardonable abuse of public funds when you already had personally leaked the document.
This standard of behaviour is not compatible with representing the honest people of Orkney and Shetland who expect the values of our communities to be shared by our elected representatives. This is something that you had sadly fallen short of and because you failed to admit this before the recent election we ask you to resign as MP for Orkney and Shetland pending the results of by-election. If you wish to stand for election again, it is of course your right to do so.
Personally I hope you return the public money soon, I would hate to see you as subject of a police investigation, and the embarrassment to the islands this would cause.
Make the right choices and put the Islands first.