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Anne McLaughlin

SNP MP for Glasgow North East and party Westminster SNP spokesperson for civil liberties

I am the member of the Westminster Parliament for Glasgow North East and SNP Spokesperson for Civil Liberties.

Nuclear Weapons: Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever

I've been opposed to nuclear weapons for as long as I can remember. I'm no imperialist, I don't need any expensive weapons to show what a great country I live in. I'm not worried about my country saving face on the world stage by clinging onto the last throws of a dying empire. I just want a country which cares for its poorest and most vulnerable. £200billion could be better spent.
14/08/2016 22:23 BST

My Message to European Scots

Like many of you, I was devastated to learn on the morning of the 24th of June that the UK had voted to leave the European Union. I have always identified closely with our European neighbours and appreciate the diversity of culture that Europeans have brought to Scotland.
08/07/2016 15:07 BST

Why You Should Be Worried About the Trade Union Bill

The Trade Union Bill is a radically destructive piece of legislation, and should complete its progress through parliament this week. Its journey took a dramatic twist recently when the House of Lords surprisingly become a last bastion of workers' rights, with the Lords voting through some amendments which will curtail the proposed changes...
27/04/2016 13:02 BST

Why I'm Spending Easter With Refugees in Calais

On Monday afternoon myself and three SNP MPs from the Westminster SNP Justice and Home Affairs Team will arrive with a delegation of experts on refugee matters including two refugees themselves. We will spend four days bearing witness to what's really going on over there. We're expecting it to be painful.
28/03/2016 13:37 BST

Human Rights: Fact or Fiction?

Often I hear misconceptions and half-truths about human rights and why they're important to people in the UK. So to mark International Human Rights Day, I've compiled a list of the most common questions people ask, and my responses to them.
10/12/2015 10:07 GMT