Alyn Smith Member of the European Parliament for Scotland

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  • This election is more than a vote for a party

    THE past few years of turmoil, tension, and trudging to the polling station have left us scunnered, politicians and voters alike. When you open the morning paper or tap the Twitter icon on your phone, it’s difficult to keep cheery when bombarded with a great tsunami of downbeat analysis and horrified commentary from people who find themselves staring at an oncoming Brexit juggernaut, one that has squatted over our domestic and international politics since 2015. First published in The National, 11 December 2019
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  • Scotland in Europe Update: 6th December 2019

    Next week the most important general election for as long as any of us can remember will take place. Its outcome will define Scotland and the UK for years to come. For all the noise, misinformation and – at times shrill – arguments the consequences of this election are refreshingly simple. If Boris Johnson and the Tories get a majority across the UK then Scotland will be dragged out of the EU against its will by the end of January. If they don’t then there will be another extension and we won’t. It is that simple.  
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  • Warning over threat to business support in Stirling

    SNP candidate Alyn Smith and Finance Secretary Derek Mackay have warned that amendments to business rates legislation could have a severe impact on business support in Stirling. Derek Mackay and Alyn Smith making a coffee at Groundhouse on King Street, Stirling with manager Diane.
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  • The SNP are getting the job done for Europe and the world

    HELLO again from Strasbourg, where your three SNP MEPs – along with our advisers and teams – are getting on with representing Scotland in Europe. It could be my final time here (of this session anyway … like I said before, there’s a lot of sympathy and understanding here for an independent Scotland), but there’s no time for nostalgia in the plenary session. Barely time to blink, really, with MEPs charging up and down the corridors for meetings and briefings, then back to the chamber for debates and the all-important votes. First published in The National, 27 November 2019
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  • SNP MEP joins call for elimination of violence against women

    Alyn Smith MEP has voted in favour of an EU-wide Convention that would compel states to guarantee minimum standards of responsibility to protecting women and girls from gender-based violence “in all its forms”.
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  • SNP back Dr von der Leyen's EU Commission

    "Scotland voted to remain - we're the constructive internationalists" The SNP Group in the European Parliament has today backed the approval of the new European Commission under Dr Ursula von der Leyen. This is despite the fact the UK has not nominated a Commissioner in breach of its legal obligation to do so.
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  • Vote SNP on December 12th to save our NHS

    Stirling SNP candidate in the General Election Alyn Smith is urging voters to back the SNP on December 12 to save our NHS from privatisation.
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  • If you make Scotland your home, you’re one of us

    IMMIGRATION is great for Scotland. Hardly a contentious statement, or so you’d think based on our enriched communities, ageing population, and the fact that EU citizens contribute billions more to the economy than they use in public services. First published in The National, 21 November 2019
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  • If you make Scotland your home, you are one of us

    IMMIGRATION is great for Scotland. Hardly a contentious statement, or so you’d think based on our enriched communities, ageing population, and the fact that EU citizens contribute billions more to the economy than they use in public services. First published in The National, 20 November 2019
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  • First Minister joins Alyn in Stirling

    SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon visited businesses at Stirling Enterprise Park yesterday (Tuesday 19 Nov) alongside Alyn Smith MEP, SNP candidate for Stirling in the 2019 General Election. Alyn, Nicola Sturgeon, and owner Iain at Perthshire Preserves.
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