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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Among the plethora of lies, distortions and falsehoods perpetuated by Brexiteers, is the notion that Britain, free from the shackles of the EU will be able to strike trade deals that will dramatically create new opportunities for British companies b opening up markets across the globe.

Hard facts among the lies and distortions on UK’s trading future

Among the plethora of lies, distortions and falsehoods perpetuated by Brexiteers, is the notion that Britain, free from the shackles of the EU will be able to strike trade deals... Read more

The updated EU-Mexico trade agreement, reached over the weekend, will result in zero duties on nearly all goods, including agricultural items - yet another reason the UK must remain in the customs union if it leaves the EU, states Scottish Labour MEP David Martin.

David Martin MEP cites new EU-Mexico trade agreement yet another reason why UK must stay in customs union

The updated EU-Mexico trade agreement, reached over the weekend, will result in zero duties on nearly all goods, including agricultural items - yet another reason the UK must remain in... Read more

As UK ministers continue to struggle to procure post-Brexit trade deals - most notably this week at the Commonwealth Summit - the European Union today formally approved free trade agreements (FTAs) with Japan and Singapore, highlighting once again the benefits of remaining in the EU customs union.

David Martin MEP: As UK struggles to procure post-Brexit trade deals, EU finalises Japan and Singapore FTAs

As UK ministers continue to struggle to procure post-Brexit trade deals - most notably this week at the Commonwealth Summit - the European Union today formally approved free trade agreements... Read more

Scottish MEP David Martin has warned the UK government that that in any new trade agreements, Britain must retain new EU laws designed to protect industries from the dumping of cheap imports which will threaten UK jobs.

Scottish MEP warns that UK must keep new EU laws to protect industries from cheap imports and save jobs

Scottish MEP David Martin has warned the UK government that that in any new trade agreements, Britain must retain new EU laws designed to protect industries from the dumping of... Read more

The European Parliament voted today on new EU export controls that will cover “dual use” goods and technologies that may have both civilian and military use.

David Martin MEP: “UK must not subvert stronger EU controls on export of surveillance tech to repressive regimes”

The European Parliament voted today on new EU export controls that will cover “dual use” goods and technologies that may have both civilian and military use. Read more

David Martin MEP speaking at Glasgow University, 20 November 2017

Taking Back Control

David Martin MEP speaking at Glasgow University, 20 November 2017 Read more

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

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