Yesterday I led for Scottish Labour during a Scottish Government debate on Scotland’s Place in Europe.
During the debate I highlighted the benefits of the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union and the access to the single market that membership brings.
I also called for a clearer focus from the EU on tackling youth unemployment and inequality, including opposing cuts to the Horizon 2020 funds that greatly benefit Scottish Universities.
I highlighted Labour MEPs voting against zero hour contracts in the European Parliament last week and the SNP’s decision to abstain.
I also called for the need to protect public services in any trade negotiations, particularly after our calls for NHS to be exempt from TTIP.