The first round of formal negotiations of the US-UK trade deal have taken place, with more than 200 officials diving straight into talks on all the chapters of a future deal.
This trade deal will have a wide impact here in Scotland. It could impact on environmental protection, food safety, animal welfare, medicine pricing, human rights, tax and procurement.
It’s vital that members of the Scottish parliament understand the risks of a US-UK trade deal, and find ways to show their concern and their opposition. By signing a motion recently tabled in the Scottish parliament by Claudia Beamish MSP they can do that.
Please take a minute now to email your constituency and regional MSPs to bring the motion to their attention and to ask them to sign it. If you have a minute more to adapt the text of the email or the subject line, to make your email a little bit more personal, then please do.