EU must do more to oppose Israel's Occupation of Palestine, starting by hitting them where it hurts: their economy

For years, the EU has been humiliated by Israel's defiance of its calls to stop illegal settlements. But now, argues Alyn patience is running out in Brussels and a new foreign policy chief's priority should be to get tough now with Israel – starting by labelling all goods produced in occupied territories before they enter the EU.

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Published by Annahar on 11th November.

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UK must not hinder Palestine's right to International Criminal Court

Alyn's op-ed on the UK Government’s stated aims regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict, and its actions, specifically in regard to its position on Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

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Published in the Huffington Post on 17th October.

 

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Human rights at risk in Scotland too

Alyn's letter to the Scotsman regarding their recent coverage of Tory plans to junk the Human Rights Act.

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Published in the Scotsman on October 3rd 2014 

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Promises of further powers must be fulfilled

As Scotland shakes herself off after the Referendum, Alyn considers the options. Perhaps a new Yes coalition can hold MPs to their promises.  

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Published in The Sunday Herald on 21st September 2014.

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Independent Scotland footloose but not EU-free

If Scotland breaks away from the United Kingdom, it will remain part of the European Union. That's what Alyn Smith, a Scottish member of the European Parliament, contends. But will those plans work?

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Interview Published by Deutsche Welle online on 10th September 2014.

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Good news for democracy, good news for Europe

The EU, ECHR and Council of Europe, will notice a big and positive difference

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Published in New Europe, September 10th 2014

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Scottish Independence Referendum – Scotland – a presence among equals

With a Yes to Independence, Scotland has an opportunity to join the international community as a presence among equals. 

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Published in The Edinburgh Reporter, Tuesday September 9th 2014

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Commission chief ‘scaremongering’ over Scottish independence

Barroso takes the low road

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Published in NewEurope online on Sunday 2nd March 2014.

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Scotland can be proud of Itself ... but the fight’s not over yet

This week a majority of our representatives in our national parliament will vote to approve equal marriage

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Published in Herald on Sunday on 2nd February 2014

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Alyn Smith: UK isolated by unpleasant rhetoric

Scotland has an opportunity to distance itself from scaremongering.

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Published in the Scotsman on Thursday 23rd January 2014

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