Alistair Carmichael statement following election court decision
MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael said:
It is now nearly a year since the SNP government set out plans to create a super ID database that experts warned could lead to the introduction of ID cards in Scotland.
Liberal Democrats opposed these proposals at the time they were announced. We led a debate at Holyrood calling for full scrutiny of proposals that the Information Commissioners Office have warned could breach civil liberties laws.
You will have seen it reported in the press and media this morning that Liberal Democrat MPs will support the motion in the House of Commons today to extend to areas of Syria our current military involvement against ISIL/Da’esh in Iraq. I want to explain why, after lengthy discussion and deliberation, we have reached this decision and why I will support it.