David Martin MEP

Labour Member of the European Parliament and one of the six MEPs representing Scotland in Brussels and Strasbourg

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In September 2014 I voted to keep Scotland in the UK.  In June 2016 I voted to keep the UK in the European Union.

Statement from David Martin MEP at today's European Parliamentary debate on BREXIT

In September 2014 I voted to keep Scotland in the UK.  In June 2016 I voted to keep the UK in the European Union. Read more

On Article 50 day, as Mrs May sends her letter to the European Council outlining Britain’s plans to leave the 28-member bloc, David Martin, Scotland’s most senior MEP, said:

Now is not the time to be quiet and accept Brexit. Now is the time to make our voices heard

On Article 50 day, as Mrs May sends her letter to the European Council outlining Britain’s plans to leave the 28-member bloc, David Martin, Scotland’s most senior MEP, said: Read more

The European Parliament voted today to back new laws for the mandatory regulation of minerals imported into the EU, designed to break the link between armed conflict and the mineral trade - regulations Britain must maintain after Brexit, lest it regress to unethical trading practices, Labour MEPs have warned.

As EU gets tough on conflict minerals trade, David Martin MEP warns that the UK cannot regress to unethical trading after Brexit

The European Parliament voted today to back new laws for the mandatory regulation of minerals imported into the EU, designed to break the link between armed conflict and the mineral... Read more

One day before the UN World Wildlife Day, the European Parliament today adopted a report on how EU trade policy can contribute to the fight against wildlife trafficking and preserve biodiversity.

Protecting wildlife with a progressive trade policy

One day before the UN World Wildlife Day, the European Parliament today adopted a report on how EU trade policy can contribute to the fight against wildlife trafficking and preserve... Read more

The European Parliament today gave the green light to the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), paving the way for its provisional application.

CETA: a good deal for Europe, lessons for the UK-EU deal

The European Parliament today gave the green light to the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), paving the way for its provisional application. Read more

We are entering a new era for global trade. Faced with unfettered globalisation on the one hand and Trump-style protectionism on the other, modern trade agreements like CETA can help set progressive global rules.

Why CETA is a good deal for Europe

We are entering a new era for global trade. Faced with unfettered globalisation on the one hand and Trump-style protectionism on the other, modern trade agreements like CETA can help... Read more

It will be of no surprise to anyone reading this that I disagree with the First Minister on many issues, not least that of Scottish independence. But we do agree on one important point. We both want Scotland to have the closest possible relationship with our European partners following a Brexit neither of us wanted.

Securing Scotland’s European future

It will be of no surprise to anyone reading this that I disagree with the First Minister on many issues, not least that of Scottish independence. But we do agree... Read more

"The Conservative government's cards are now on the table. Theresa May is taking the UK out of the Single Market, out of the Customs Union and quite possibly into oblivion.

Theresa May's speech – Statement from David Martin MEP

"The Conservative government's cards are now on the table. Theresa May is taking the UK out of the Single Market, out of the Customs Union and quite possibly into oblivion.... Read more

Responding to John Longworth’s Red Box article in The Times, (Brexit means cheaper food for Britons) David Martin comments on Mr Longworth's lack of knowledge of EU trade policy. (Published in The Times, 19 December 2016, here)

Brexit policy should focus on damage limitation

Responding to John Longworth’s Red Box article in The Times, (Brexit means cheaper food for Britons) David Martin comments on Mr Longworth's lack of knowledge of EU trade policy. (Published in The Times,... Read more

David Martin MEP has strongly condemned the statement from outgoing President Jammeh announcing that he does not accept the outcome of the recent Gambian elections and that his opinion declares the result ‘null and void’:

David Martin MEP: “The decision of the Gambian people must be upheld”

David Martin MEP has strongly condemned the statement from outgoing President Jammeh announcing that he does not accept the outcome of the recent Gambian elections and that his opinion declares... Read more

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