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THE EU AND PEACE IN EUROPE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 162: tabled on 08 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges that in the period preceding the establishment of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957, which later became the European Union (EU), there were a great many conflicts in Europe, including two World Wars; notes that the University of Uppsala, Sweden has identified that Europe has been the world's most peaceful region since the conclusion of the Second World War, with fewer armed conflicts than any other region in the world during this period; remarks that, subsequent to the establishment of the EEC in 1957, no further pan-European armed conflicts have taken place; recognises that the EU was founded on the principles of establishing a peaceful, united and prosperous Europe; congratulates the EU for the role it has played in fostering a sense of cohesion and unity, as well as a spirit of peace and reconciliation, among its Member States; praises the role which close inter-member State cooperation and collaboration has played in engendering this sense of unity in Europe, for which the EU received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012; believes in the words attributed to Churchill that it is better to jaw-jaw than to war-war and that the continuation of this spirit of peace is beneficial to the interests of all the nations of the UK; and expresses its hope that the role of the EU in fostering close inter-member state collaboration is positively considered by the peoples of the UK ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum on 23 June 2016.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2016
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
East Lothian
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2016
Bolton South East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.