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Russian interference in Brexit referendum 04/02/2023
The good news last week is that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has agreed to hear the case that there was Russian interference in the Brexit referendum. Several UK court cases, petitions and speeches in Parliament have failed to get the government to investigate and publish the result of the research into Russian interference.
An SNP MP has said there is “no way to polish that jobbie” at a rally in Edinburgh marking three years since the UK left the EU.
Alyn Smith spoke at a rally in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening, marking the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU.
The UK government has been asked by the European Court Of Human Rights (ECHR) to respond to ‘credible allegations’ of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum.
Speech on the Retained EU Law bill by Alyn Smith : "If you will do this damn silly thing, don't do it in this damn silly way." [3 mins] 18/01/2023
"If you will do this damn silly thing, don't do it in this damn silly way. This bill will come back to haunt this gov't, in the same way so many other mistakes, harrumphed to the rafters in this House, have."
ECHR calls on UK Govt to respond to ‘credible allegations’ of interference in Brexit referendum 19/01/2023
"This is about protecting the integrity of our politics, our democratic system and our electoral process", Ben Bradshaw said.
Landmark Ruling in Strasbourg as MPs Challenge UK Government over Failure to Investigate Russian Interference in Brexit 19/01/2023
‘Nothing less than the future of democracy is at stake’ says Caroline Lucas as a cross-party coalition and The Citizens win an unprecedented hearing over electoral safety and national security.
THEY say a week is a long time in politics – and this week has certainly felt it! Intent on further undermining the devolution settlement and Scottish democracy, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its flawed Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill later today.
System working ‘broadly as Leave advocates promised’, say think tanks’ report. / Post-Brexit immigration rules have led to a shortfall of around 330,000 workers in the UK and had helped fuel inflation, according to top economists.
THERE is “no desire in Scotland to have membership of the EU”, Scotland Secretary Alister Jack has claimed despite significant evidence to the contrary. / "So does it come as a surprise to the secretary of state that a poll last year showed 69% of Scottish voters want to rejoin the EU?”
Scotland left in state of 'Brexit limbo' as poll finds public turning against EU departure 09/01/2023
A majority of the UK public now believe Brexit is causing more problems than it solved, according to a new survey.
I’M not sure what I shudder harder at: how many times in this column over the years of the Brexit process and since that I have had to mention Boris Johnson – or how many times I will have to mention him in the future.
Cross-party group says government failed to investigate reported attempts to meddle in UK elections.
BREXIT is a process, not an event – and much as the UK has left the EU, taking Scotland and Northern Ireland with it, the negotiations will go on forever in one form or another.
A senior SNP MP has warned delays to setting up the UK-EU Parliamentary Assembly are slowing the responses to problems caused by Brexit.
WATCHING our new and returning MSPs get into Holyrood and start work has been great to see, and the contrast between Scotland’s two parliaments last week was thought provoking than most.
Cross-party group says it will take action if PM fails to order independent investigation.
A group of politicians are threatening legal action unless Boris Johnson orders an independent investigation into Russian interference in elections.
Scottish independence gets a fillip on the night before Brexmas.
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has warned Scots may be priced out of travelling around Europe after the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) announced Britain will be leaving the Interrail and Eurail schemes.
The European Parliament has decided to retain an office in Scotland after Brexit.
Group of MEPs writes to Electoral Commission over reports of ballot paper delays. / The Electoral Commission has been asked to permit late postal votes for the European parliament elections to be counted as reports continue of many British nationals living abroad receiving their ballot papers too late to return on time.
I’m sad to say I predicted the #DeniedMyVote scandal months back, here I am in Strasbourg saying so. A group of MEPs is working on this now.
ALYN Smith will top the SNP’s list of EU election candidates when they are unveiled.