Today is a big day. For the first time in 50 years lawyers on behalf of a Scottish politician will be defending his actions during an election campaign. Mr. Alistair Carmichael could well have his election overturned and we may have a by-election.
Voles think that humans, even politicians, have a duty to tell the truth. Decency must be the benchmarks of all our politics as we think about how we want to live in a new Scotland – whether it is part of the UK or independent.
This court case is made possible by over 5000 people who have contributed to what has been called the largest fighting fund gathered by constituents against their MP.
Sadly this Vole cannot be in Edinburgh. Great Uncle Cedric is still poorly and needing attention but some of the humans who have been involved will be present and at the public screening in the King Street Halls in Kirkwall.
Contributions to the fund can still be made here. Bring politics back to us, the voles and voters.