The EU and animal welfare

As Honorary Vice President of the Scottish SPCA, Alyn gives his views on how the EU can influence animal welfare 


Published by the Scottish SPCA in their 'With a Little Help From Our Friends' members' magazine in November 2013.

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The Parliament must not be bypassed on animal health

Scotland has had hard-won experience of the damage that animal disease outbreaks can do to the farming sector, rural communities and consumer confidence.


Published in the Parliament Magazine on 15th October 2013.

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The lessons that must never be forgotten

On the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, Alyn reflects on the improvements in offshore safety.


Published in the British Safety Council's 'Safety Management' magazine on 2nd July 2013.

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Johnny Foreigners

Alyn writes on the aching parochialism of the No campaign.


Published by Bella Caledonia on 21st June 2013.

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Alyn Smith: Say Yes to being a modern European nation

With the UK parties trying to out-Ukip Ukip, only a vote for independence can keep Scotland in EU, writes Alyn Smith


Published by the Scotsman on 8th June 2013

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Death in the afternoon

Alyn outlines the need to end EU subsidies for bullfighting, and spend that money on supporting farmers to grow food instead.


published by on 29th May 2013.

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Alyn Smith: Whisky association must accept a sound judgment

The European Commission supports Scotland’s legal victory in its fight on minimum pricing.


Published by Scotland on Sunday on 12th May, 2013

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UKIP is reaping what the Tories have sown

Alyn responds to UKIP's gains in English local elections.


Published by on 7th May 2013.

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The axis of incredulity

Despite the litany of threats and ‘warnings’ of the dangers of self-governance, the reality is that we are governed by reckless ideologues. Cameron threatens to ‘temporarily withdraw’ from the European Convention on Human Rights in order to expedite radical cleric’s deportation.  Alyn Smith explores the ‘axis of incredulity’.


Published by Bella Caledonia on May 2nd 2013

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Food, unfit for purpose

Alyn comments on the food supply chains and the horsemeat scandal


Published by Bella Caledonia on 19th February, 2013

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