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Brexit is a tragedy which is rapidly turning to farce

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The fact that Theresa May’s proposed deal already appears dead in the water as a result of the events of recent days should encourage those of us who have long argued for a different, better way out of the impasse.

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It doesn’t have to be this way, we must choose a different way forward

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Brexit for Scotland can only get worse. So we must acknowledge that this deal is unacceptable to Scotland and her citizens.

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Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell’s full speech to SNP Conference

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Read the speech given by Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell at SNP Conference in Glasgow.

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Michael Russell’s statement on protecting Scotland from the impact of Brexit

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Michael Russell has made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Government’s plans to ensure Scotland is prepared for Brexit.

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Tory Ministers don’t understand devolution, far less respect it

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Yesterday’s report from a House of Commons committee is a devastating indictment of the Tory government’s often contemptuous attitude towards devolution.

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Brexit Minister Michael Russell’s statement to Parliament on the EU Withdrawal Bill

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Read the statement given to the Scottish Parliament by the Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell MSP.

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Scotland’s Brexit Minister Michael Russell’s address to SNP conference

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Scotland’s Brexit Minister Michael Russell address to the SNP conference in Aberdeen.

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Scotland must stay in the single market

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Over 45 years ago, after much debate, the UK joined the European Economic Community. Today, on Europe Day, our European future is once again in question as the UK stands on the brink of reversing that decision.

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A year out from Brexit, the extreme wing of the Tory party is in control

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Michael Russell, Scotland’s Brexit Minister on how, just a year before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, we still have almost no idea what a post-Brexit UK will be like.

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Michael Russell letter to MSPs on the EU Withdrawal Bill

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Full text of the letter sent by Scotland’s Brexit Minister, Michael Russell MSP, to Members of the Scottish Parliament on the UK government’s EU Withdrawal Bill amendments.

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Power grab puts the Tories on the wrong side of history – again

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When it comes to protecting Holyrood’s powers, the Tories are on the wrong side of the argument, the wrong side of reason and will ultimately find themselves – just as they did in 1997 – on the wrong side of history.

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Statement by Scotland’s Brexit Minister on the introduction of the Scottish Continuity Bill

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Read the statement given by Michael Russell MSP, Scotland’s Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, on the Scottish Continuity Bill.

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Letter to the Brexit Secretary: share the Brexit analysis with the public

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, has written to the UK Brexit Secretary, on the Brexit sectoral analysis.