Stirling will be one of the worst hit areas by Brexit with 12% of locals deemed to be in vulnerable communities, new analysis from the Scottish Government has found.Read more
SNP MEPs Alyn Smith and Aileen McLeod have written to EU Trade Commissioner-Designate Phil Hogan to urge him to settle the US/EU trade dispute.Read more
Your SNP MEPs have had a busy week representing Scotland in Europe. In Brussels, Christian spoke passionately at the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament about citizens’ rights, calling for primary legislation to protect the millions across the UK and the rest of the EU whose rights are in danger of being withdrawn.
We have said many times over, in this bulletin and elsewhere, that Scotland deserves better than what it gets from Westminster. That has never been more true than this week.
This whole farce - begun when David Cameron called the referendum on EU membership - has been an ongoing exercise in stretching the boundaries of credibility. This week we witnessed the extraordinary spectacle of the UK’s Supreme Court stating, unanimously and emphatically, that Boris Johnson’s government had acted unlawfully in proroguing Parliament, upholding the verdict of the Scottish Court of Session.
Alyn welcomed the verdict on the day: “This is good news, and I pay tribute to my SNP colleague Joanna Cherry QC MP who led the case. The UK Parliament must resume without delay to hold the Tory government to account on its Brexit plans, which threaten to plunge the UK into recession, destroy 100,000 Scottish jobs, and inflict lasting harm on living standards, public services and the economy across Scotland, the UK and the EU.”
Supreme Court ruling: Stirling Tory MP must apologise for supporting unlawful suspension of Parliament
SNP MEP, Alyn Smith, has today (Wednesday), on the fifth anniversary of the independence referendum, told the European Parliament there is "no good Brexit" and said that Scotland must have the chance to choose its own future as an equal, independent member of the EU.Read more