Alyn Smith Member of the European Parliament for Scotland

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  • Alyn and Bruce Crawford MSP praise Creative Stirling

    Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford and Scotland MEP Alyn Smith have praised the efforts of Creative Stirling, as developments continue at their new Creative Hub site on King Street. Alyn Smith MEP, Bruce Crawford MSP and Jo Hall of Creative Stirling at the Creative Hub on King Street
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  • I’m the best candidate to win Stirling from the Tories

    SO the news is out, I am indeed seeking the nomination for Stirling constituency for the Westminster election if the local SNP members will have me. There has been lot of uncertainty in my life but I’ve reached the view over the last few years that the big argument on Scotland in Europe that we need to win is not in fact in Brussels, nor Scotland, but the place where the problem is – Westminster. First published in The National, 11 September 2019
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  • Poll: SNP the only party that can beat the Tories in Stirling

    SNP MEP Alyn Smith has urged voters to use their vote to help stop constituencies like Stirling from re-electing a Brexiteer Tory MP. 
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  • British exceptionalism lurks in the UK’s detention polices

    BRITISH exceptionalism has become a buzzword in recent years, as a cause of Brexit for some academics and in the pages of the Telegraph as a justification for why Brexit will be a rip-roaring success. I confess I have some sympathy for the view that some who have spent their careers within the SW1 bubble have developed an over-entitled sense of history. First published in The National, 7 August 2019
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  • SNP congratulates EU Commission President Von der Leyen

    The team of SNP Members of the European Parliament have backed the successful EU Commission President, Mrs Ursula von der Leyen in her election in Strasbourg.  Dr von der Leyen was elected by 383 votes to 327.
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  • "Leave a light on for Scotland," Alyn urges EU

    SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has, to warm applause, urged the European Union to "leave a light on" for Scotland to find our way back to the EU if we are removed against our democratic will.  The intervention was applauded across the Chamber and by Presidents Tusk and Juncker.
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  • Credit where it’s due – it’s EU that has ended mobile roaming charges

    ONE of the few good news stories to emerge from the UK’s decision to leave the EU is that people have started to engage with European politics in a more active way. I admit this is ironic but it means that for the first time people are aware of developments in the EU beyond that being covered by the major news outlets. First published in The National, 28 June 2017
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  • European Parliament Recognises Scotland’s Remain Vote

    Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament and Joan McAlpine, SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament have today welcomed the draft European Parliament resolution which will form the basis of the first official response to the triggering of Article 50 by the UK government.
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  • Alyn urges Scottish applications for EU animal welfare board

    In a move set to promote animal welfare throughout the EU, the European Commission has today (Tuesday) created a dedicated animal welfare platform. 
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  • Scotland did not let you down; do not let Scotland down

    Standing ovation in the European Parliament for Scotland's place in EU.  SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today addressed the European Parliament making clear Scotland’s desire to continue our membership of the EU – and received an unprecedented standing ovation from MEPs.
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