UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Murphy an apologist for inhumane asylum system says Carmichael

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2010 09:42 GMT

“Scotland expects a more concrete improvement on asylum, and less hand-wringing from a Secretary of State who is obviously ignored by his colleagues," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Scotland Secretary.

Commenting on Jim Murphy’s speech on immigration, Alistair Carmichael said:

“Jim Murphy demonstrates his total inability to represent Scotland’s views on the humane treatment of asylum seekers.

“Instead he acts as an apologist for an asylum system which is inefficient and inhumane.

“Scotland expects a more concrete improvement on asylum, and less hand-wringing from a Secretary of State who is obviously ignored by his colleagues.”