Scottish MEP Alyn Smith gets a standing ovation after a passionate plea to the rest of Europe:

“I want my country to be internationalist, co-operative, ecological, far, European, and the people from Scotland along with the people of Northern Ireland and the people of London and lots and lots of people in Wales and England also voted to remain within our family of nations.”

The idea that there are no opportunities for negotiating Scotland’s role in Europe now seems increasingly far-fetched. Nigel Farage’s pariah status is also doing us all a favour.

A magnificent speech by Alyn.