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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David_and_Jude.jpgThe Independent's recent article on TTIP ("TTIP: Big Business and US to have major say in EU trade deals, leaks reveals", 18 March 2016) raises important concerns about TTIP which we, as the Labour MEPs responsible for trade policy, are keen to address.

Letter to The Independent: Addressing TTIP concerns

The Independent's recent article on TTIP ("TTIP: Big Business and US to have major say in EU trade deals, leaks reveals", 18 March 2016) raises important concerns about TTIP which... Read more

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Although sometimes forgotten in the list of great British Prime Ministers, Harold Wilson deserves a place at the top table for his Labour governments' achievements in education, technological advancement and in the fight for equality. A multiple general election winner and – significantly for today's debate – triumphant in an in/out referendum on the EU, his two periods in office (1964-1970) and (1974-1976) merit a more positive reassessment.

On what would be Harold Wilson's 100th birthday, some reflections on a successful Labour leader

Although sometimes forgotten in the list of great British Prime Ministers, Harold Wilson deserves a place at the top table for his Labour governments' achievements in education, technological advancement and... Read more

In the European Parliament this week, David Martin, Scottish MEP and spokesperson for trade for the Socialist and Democratic Group in the Parliament welcomed the opening of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union, Australia and New Zealand.

As negotiations begin for Australia and New Zealand trade agreement, David Martin MEP highlights value of EU trade

In the European Parliament this week, David Martin, Scottish MEP and spokesperson for trade for the Socialist and Democratic Group in the Parliament welcomed the opening of negotiations for a... Read more

Last week, Scottish MEP David Martin joined an impassioned debate in the European Parliament discussing what practical possibilities could be established, at an EU level, to try and combat the illegal cross-border trade in pet animals.

David Martin MEP calls for further measures to end Europe’s horrific illegal trade in pet animals

Last week, Scottish MEP David Martin joined an impassioned debate in the European Parliament discussing what practical possibilities could be established, at an EU level, to try and combat the... Read more

David Martin and his fellow Labour MEPs voted today for the exemption of public services, protection of workers' rights and greater transparency and data protection in the EU Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).

David Martin MEP: EU Trade in Services Agreement must exempt public services and protect workers' rights

David Martin and his fellow Labour MEPs voted today for the exemption of public services, protection of workers' rights and greater transparency and data protection in the EU Trade in... Read more

Following the first negotiations between the European Parliament, the Commission and the 28 national governments represented in the Council on a draft 'conflict minerals' law, David Martin and his S&D colleagues pushed for a mandatory system but faced strong opposition from the Council, who favour a voluntary arrangement.

Trade must not contribute to conflict and abuse, says David Martin MEP

Following the first negotiations between the European Parliament, the Commission and the 28 national governments represented in the Council on a draft 'conflict minerals' law, David Martin and his S&D... Read more

Scottish MEP David Martin has called on the European Commission and the UK government to use China's rise to market economy status (MES) by the end of 2016 as an opportunity to pressure the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to demand Beijing plays fair and stops uncompetitive practices like the dumping of steel, which is devastating Britain's steel industry.

David Martin MEP demands that the EU and UK govt stand up to China and demand a fair playing field for our industries

Scottish MEP David Martin has called on the European Commission and the UK government to use China's rise to market economy status (MES) by the end of 2016 as an... Read more

Scottish MEP David Martin has warned public concerns over trade must be addressed following the adoption of a resolution on the ongoing negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) by the European Parliament international trade committee.

EU Trade in Services Agreement must heed public concerns over trade deals, warns David Martin MEP

Scottish MEP David Martin has warned public concerns over trade must be addressed following the adoption of a resolution on the ongoing negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)... Read more

David Martin MEP will vote today in the European Parliament for a report calling for EU action to increase the skills of young people to help their prospects in finding a job.

Scottish MEP highlights need for EU action to tackle youth unemployment

David Martin MEP will vote today in the European Parliament for a report calling for EU action to increase the skills of young people to help their prospects in finding... Read more

David Martin and his fellow Labour MEPs have demanded Thailand ends its harassment of a British human rights activist facing seven years in jail whose trial begins on Monday (18 January).

Scottish MEP demands Thai authorities end "completely unacceptable" treatment of human rights activist

David Martin and his fellow Labour MEPs have demanded Thailand ends its harassment of a British human rights activist facing seven years in jail whose trial begins on Monday (18... Read more

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