MEPs condemn ‘unequal treatment’ as European Parliament blocks Catalan conference but allows far-right Spanish event
The far-right Spanish party Vox will accuse the Catalan independence movement of a “coup d'état" at the European Parliament in March, while an event featuring Catalan President Quim Torra and former president Carles Puigdemont has been banned
SNP MEP warns EU ref re-run could put ‘rocket boosters’ under English far-right
Alyn Smith MEP says independence referendum will be Scotland’s vote on Brexit deal
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has cautioned that a second EU referendum could drive “resentment” amongst Leave voters in England and boost support for the far-right.
Speaking to CommonSpace, the staunchly pro-EU MEP said he wasn’t convinced that calls for another EU referendum would resolve the issue and warned that there could be “dangerous” side effects.
"The anger is real": Alyn Smith MEP on "outsider with easy answers" Donald Trump after election win
Derek McLean from Independence Live interviews Alyn Smith MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels
ALYN SMITH MEP has warned of the strength of anger among citizens in both America and Europe following Donald Trump's US election win.
In an interview with Independence Live, the MEP said of the US result: "We saw this in the Brexit vote - the anger is real.
This week on OpenSpace: Q&A with SNP depute candidate Alyn Smith MEP
New question and answers space on CommonSocial gives you the opportunity to chat to leading campaigners, politicians and activists
COMMONSOCIAL feature ‘OpenSpace’ continues this week with special guest Alyn Smith MEP for the third of our Q&As with SNP Depute leadership candidates.
OpenSpace is a place to join in the big discussions and get involved in regular question and answer (Q&A) sessions with with those advocating big ideas, covering everything from land reform to inclusive education.
Alyn Smith welcomes appointment of Guy Verhofstadt as man Scotland "can do business with"
Scottish MEP hails former Belgium PM in EU Parliament’s lead negotiator role as "alive" to Scottish interests
ALYN SMITH MEP has welcomed the appointment yesterday of Guy Verhofstadt as the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on Brexit.
The contender for the SNP depute contest described his fellow MEP, who was also the former prime minister of Belgium, as a "pragmatic" person and someone who understands the political dynamic between Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Alyn Smith MEP: Google Maps must show Palestine separation wall
Alyn Smith MEP launches petition urging Google to amend its map of the occupied territories
Alyn Smith MEP has launched a campaign to urge Google to show the Israel-Palestine separation barrier on its popular online Maps service.
Jim Sillars backs Inverclyde councillor for SNP deputy leader role
CommonSpace’s David Thomson reports on the battle for the SNP’s deputy leadership role
FORMER SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars is backing Inverclyde councillor Chris McEleny to become Nicola Sturgeon’s deputy.
The SNP grandee has thrown his weight behind the Inverclyde Council SNP group leader because he would be a “voice for the membership”.
Sillars, the husband of the late Margo McDonald, also shares the same socialist policies with the Gourock councillor.