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Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Carmichael Twinterview - Pandas, policy and cake
Just before Christmas, Scottish Liberal Democrat members received a newsletter which contained a “Twinterview” with Chief Whip and Scottish Deputy Leader Alistair Carmichael. This is a chat he had with me – in which questions and answers had to be within 140 characters reproduced here for your amusement.
CL: You clearly enjoy social media despite the risk that it might get you into trouble some day. Why do you do it and what do you like about it?
AC: Despite? Because of the risk! Facebook allows me to stay in touch with party members & constituents and indulge my obsession with pandas
AC: Go to Youtube and search “Never Say No To Panda”. It may not appeal to everyone but it makes me laugh. Humour helps me cope with stress.
CL: Congrats on your new role as Deputy Leader. Everyone does the job their way. What do you want to achieve?
AC: Supporting Willie Rennie in rebuilding the party, explaining what we achieve in government at Westminster and what we could do at Holyrood
CL: What’s your top tip for persuading people to join the Liberal Democrats?
AC: Be confident, positive and ask! Tell people what we’ve achieved. I am fed up with Lib Dems apologising 2 Labour 4 us cleaning up their mess.
CL: So what are these achievements that you want us to tell people about?