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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Scottish Labour MEP David Martin is today warning that unless Britain secures a Brexit deal with the fullest possible access, it will not enjoy the benefits of the new EU-Japan trade deal, the initial agreement of which was signed in Brussels today.

David Martin MEP: EU-Japan trade deal is yet more proof UK must secure the fullest possible access post-Brexit

Scottish Labour MEP David Martin is today warning that unless Britain secures a Brexit deal with the fullest possible access, it will not enjoy the benefits of the new EU-Japan... Read more

Theresa May's rhetoric is aimed at one audience only, the backbenchers who secretly wanted this scenario all along.

This election is our last chance to stop "no deal" frothing Brexiteers

Theresa May's rhetoric is aimed at one audience only, the backbenchers who secretly wanted this scenario all along. Read more

Following this morning's announcement from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), that the EU’s free trade deal with Singapore must be ratified by a total of 43 national and regional parliaments, David Martin, Scottish MEP, S&D spokesperson for trade with South East Asia and Rapporteur for the EU-Singapore FTA, said:

 

David Martin MEP: EU-Singapore ruling will have “significant impact” on trade agreements, including UK post-Brexit deal

Following this morning's announcement from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), that the EU’s free trade deal with Singapore must be ratified by a total of 43 national and regional... Read more

When news broke last year that the wreck of British explorer Sir John Franklin’s second ship, HMS Terror, had been found off the coast of Canada, over 150 years after the ill-fated crew set sail, the article stubbornly remained perched at the top of many newspapers’ most-read article lists.

David Martin: The EU must provide environmental leadership in the Arctic through trade

When news broke last year that the wreck of British explorer Sir John Franklin’s second ship, HMS Terror, had been found off the coast of Canada, over 150 years after... Read more

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

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