We all know what has happened with food banks in the UK since the austerity cuts began under the Coalition. Even Alistair Carmichael admitted there was a link between benefit sanctions and reliance on food banks. We do not believe they should be needed in a civilised country and are so sad that our own MP was part of the Government that has made them a necessity. This is why we think it appropriate to pass on to them any surplus money raised by the crowdfunding campaign that is requesting the courts to declare his election null and void.
So money will not be wasted – since the article published by Bella Caledonia carrying an update appeared last night (August 20th) £4,000 extra cash has been donated and more is coming in every couple of minutes- we are very, very grateful for the support that helps build our determination to bring matters to a decent conclusion as soon as possible.
You can contribute here. Together, we will reclaim our polity and make sure that our politicians are no less honest than anyone else.
“Might I suggest that someone in Kirkwall with direct access to Mr. Carmichael points out the obvious first step on his road to redemption … that by doing the honourable thing before 29th May, he will be personally responsible for the donation of between £30,690 – £60,000 to Scottish food banks.”
The campaign has promised to give them all funds raised that are not used in litigation or to meet the Indiegogo site costs. The sooner he goes, the more money we can give.
Some one else asked,
“Can your legal team ascertain the anonymous civil servant and why they (a) placed a ‘caveat’ on their memo? and (b) did not ring the Conseil General back to clarify.Even if unsuccessful, this action is still worth every penny as a warning shot over the bows of ‘HMSGreat British State’. They may think twice of smearing anyone else for their own gain. It sends the message, loud and clear, that the people of Scotland are awake; we no longer take their lies, lying down. Scotland deserves better.”
Alistair Carmichael was part of the Tory led government that let the 1000 richest families double their wealth
“How come we are poorer Mummy Vole?”, Svein asked yesterday.
Well, Mrs Vole replied, ‘Our Government is full of rich people with lots of rich friends and they were worried about getting poorer. Big companies and their share holders also got cross about paying tax like normal people. If they were asked to, they would huff and puff and promise to run away. So, the Government has used something they call ‘Austerity’ as an excuse to take money from us and give it to their friends. Its something they call ‘capitalism’.
“Thats not a good thing?”then said Svein?
“No, it isn’t. We want a Scotland that is for everyone, the poor and the rich.”
“Is that going to happen?”
“It may, if people start voting for the SNP in Scotland and Labour in England.”
Who in their right minds would trust the LibDems to keep a pledge? We remember what they did last time.
Alistair Carmichael has been distributing leaflets around the county that do not mention the truth about what he has done in Government. You would almost think he was in opposition as opposed to being one of the most powerful people in Britain. His leaflets make no mention of Nick ‘I am so Sorry’ Clegg. Is he ashamed of him? He should be. We are!
The worst of Carmichael’s policies do not affect him or his family but people in England and Wales. Students have to pay tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year and have to take out a loan. In England and Wales the cost of a prescription is £8.20. How much would a trip to the Doctor cost him back home, nothing. He is making other people pay. Scottish Liberal Democrats are in a Government that makes English and Welsh people suffer, but thanks to the SNP they and their families are protected.
Carmichael seems to think that his personality should be enough and that he is not accountable for what the Government he has been in has done in power. He hardly mentions policy and behaves as if the LibDems own the people of Orkney and Shetland. We have had enough of being taken for granted. It doesn’t matter if he is a nice man or not. His policies have meant that 600 people in Kirkwall are using foodbanks. Even in Shetland, in the middle of all the oil work, the Salvation Army had to give out food- parcels. No matter what he says, Alistair Carmichael is part of the Government that has done that, has taken away the dignity from ordinary people/
Carmichael admits that it is a clear choice between him and the SNP. Look at the reality of what he has done in Government. If you vote Labour, he WILL get back in and he will support the Tories, or anyone else who might just give him a job. Vote LibDem and nothing will change for the better.
Vote SNP and send Danus Skene to Westminster as part of a team that will represent Scotland’s interests and support a Labour Government. It is the only chance that ordinary people have of clearing out the corruption that has made our politicians a disgrace.