Speeches

There are 754 MEPs so when we get to speak we don't normally get to do it for very long. Speeches take place in the plenary sessions when the full Parliament meets in Brussels or Strasbourg.

I speak on issues affecting Scotland, on reports of the European Parliament, in order to question the Commission or the European Presidency on topical issues and on the topic of international affairs.

You can read speeches I've made since being re-elected in May 2014.

Speeches made during my 2nd term (2009-2014).  

Speeches made during my 1st term (2004-2009).  

If you prefer to watch me in action you can search for videos of my past speeches through the European Parliament website, or browse the In Parliament playlist on my YouTube channel.