Response to Sturgeon’s Brexit speech

NEWS FROM SCOTTISH LABOUR FOR THE SINGLE MARKET Commenting on Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit speech and the Scottish Government’s new paper, ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe: Our Way Forward’, Scottish Labour for the Single Market co-chair Ian Murray MP said: “There is no such thing as a good Brexit, and the First Minister is right to state […]

Loss of public service jobs

The potential loss of EU talent has emerged as a key concern of Scotland’s public services, according to new research by the BBC. Read more by clicking here Scottish Labour for the Single Market co-chair Kezia Dugdale said: “This extensive research shows the devastating consequences of the Tories’ hard Brexit. “We know that 80,000 jobs […]

Vote Leave: Liars, scoundrels and cheats

*This article first appeared in the Daily Record on 18/07/18*   By Ian Murray Labour MP for Edinburgh South   WE knew they lied on a monumental scale. Now we know they cheated as well. The importance of the Electoral Commission probe cannot be underestimated: Vote Leave broke the law. In a referendum where there […]

Comment on David Davis resignation

David Davis (left) has resigned as Brexit Secretary. Commenting on the resignation and the chaos engulfing the UK government, Scottish Labour for the Single Market co-chair Ian Murray MP said: “The architect of this Brexit shambles has decided to resign because he and his cohort of hard Brexiteers can’t deliver the cliff-edge Brexit that will […]

WATCH: Catherine Stihler urges MPs to back the Single Market

WATCH: Speaking in the European Parliament, Labour MEP Catherine Stihler urges MPs to save jobs by backing UK membership of the Single Market. Catherine Stihler addresses MEPs and backs the Single Market WATCH AND SHARE: Speaking in the European Parliament, Catherine Stihler MEP urges MPs in the Commons to save thousands of jobs by voting […]

Dugdale – we cannot sit this fight out

*This article first appeared in the Daily Record on 12/06/18* By Kezia Dugdale NEARLY two years after the EU referendum, by the end of this week we will finally have a better idea about what Brexit is going to look like. Is it going to look like the kind of Brexit that Boris Johnson, Nigel […]

Murray urges Labour MPs to vote to save jobs

*This article first appeared in The Scotsman on 12/06/18*   By Ian Murray Labour MP for Edinburgh South   IT’S going to be a whirlwind week in the Commons as we walk through the voting lobbies to shape our post-Brexit future.   I’ll be taking no enjoyment in the process as we move one step […]

Leaving the Single Market could cost Scotland £2.2billion

Leaving the European Economic Area could wipe £2.2billion-a-year from Scotland’s economy by 2030, according to major new research. The study shows that Labour’s proposal to stay in a Customs Union but not the EEA – which would enable membership of the Single Market – would cost the entire UK £29billion-a-year with the loss of more […]

Labour campaigns unite to fight for Single Market membership

LABOUR politicians from England, Scotland and Wales have come together in a new drive to prevent a hard Tory Brexit. Scottish Labour MP Ian Murray and Welsh Labour MP Stephen Doughty have joined Alison McGovern MP as directors of the Labour Campaign for the Single Market. With the Labour Party recently adopting a policy in […]

Whitfield – let’s prove we’re the party of workers

*This article first appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News on 24/05/18* By Martin Whitfield Labour MP for East Lothian NEARLY two-third of voters in East Lothian backed Remain in the EU referendum because they recognised how important it is for our local economy. Since becoming an MP, I have consistently opposed a hard Brexit and […]

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