Michael Russell


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For the UK government to seek to impose legislative frameworks on these areas would be to take the unprecedented step of extending its powers over Scotland and must not take place. The Scottish parliament's competences must not be diminished as a result of Brexit.feedback
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I think everything is doable in those circumstances and that's the message we're getting from the other EU members.feedback

But it's not going to be easy, it's not going to be good. Scotland wants to maintain and build on the relationship (with the EU).feedback

At the very least, membership of the single market must be paramount in our position.feedback

David Mundell (said) there would be no special deal for Scotland - but he has been completely undermined by Theresa May's actions over the Nissan deal. It can't be right for the UK government to conclude backroom deals with some specific companies ... while pursuing a course of action that will cost many thousands of Scottish jobs.feedback

The Nissan deal is a hugely significant concession by the UK government because it shows they are open to the principle of a 'flexible Brexit.feedback

We will bring to the negotiating table, presumably when there is one ... that dose of rationality.feedback

Free movement of people, technically, is reserved (for the national government) but actually it's vitally important for us.feedback

You don't need a hard border (between England and Scotland), you just have to make sure that people don't have the same entitlements on one soil and on another.feedback

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