Supermarket giant Tesco has delivered a stinging blow to Scotland’s farmers by selling imported lamb beneath a banner proclaiming support for Scottish sheep farmers.Read more
Emergency discounts of 50% for travellers flying because of death or unexpected illness are being offered by the Scottish airline Loganair, following a successful campaign by Islanders Against Flybe and Loganair’s Excessive Prices (IAFLEP).Read more
Welcome to my latest TTIP update (the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), my previous updates can be found here.
I am sorry to report that today the European parliament adopted the Lange TTIP report by 426 votes to 241. This is not the same as adopting TTIP itself but the report is important because it should lay out the clear red lines that are acceptable to MEPs.Read more
Scotland’s dairy farmers are at the mercy of a UK Government too stubborn to take advantage of solutions proposed by the European Parliament, says MEP Alyn Smith.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP brought Scotland’s dairy farmers to the forefront of a debate in the European Parliament last night (Monday), during the Nicholson Report on prospects for the EU dairy sector.Read more
Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, today condemned the office of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) after its own report shows how little confidence suppliers have in it.Read more
Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament, today challenged the Commission to look at the discriminatory pricing schemes of the airlines that connect the Scottish Islands to the rest of Scotland.Read more