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Scottish minister wants greater involvement in the UK Brexit process

Monday, September 11th 2017 - 19:23 UTC
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Scotland's Brexit minister has called for a “radical shift” in how the UK government deals with the devolved nations. Michael Russell urged greater involvement from the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations in the Brexit process claiming Scottish ministers have not been consulted on several key papers. Read full article


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  • Capt Rockhopper

    They may want greater involvement but can they be trusted to do the right thing by the UK and not just Scotland

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 06:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Conversely, can the UK (English) government be trusted to do the right thing for the devolved countries. Past history would indicate otherwise.

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Interesting that he says the Bill and White Paper were shared in advance of publication, but not that they asked for the devolved governments' input or opinion. Is that his idea of engagement?

    I think it's a very shortsighted view. If Westminster would pass some of the powers we'll get back from the EU on to the devolved governments, they could probably get them at least partially on side. As for doing the right thing for the UK, that is the UK government's job. They should take account of the wishes of the devolved governments and try and find a compromise if necessary.

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SkippyVonBraun

    The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 04:43 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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