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30/11/17 17:16

Brexit talks

Update from Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe.

The Scottish Government has reiterated the importance of the devolved administrations being fully involved in the Brexit negotiations, during a meeting with the First Secretary of State and Scottish Secretary. 

Speaking following the talks, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell said: 

“Today’s talks were held in a positive and constructive manner. 

“Good progress has been made in several areas, most specifically on the issue of UK frameworks.  This is to be welcomed, however it does not yet go far enough for the Scottish Government to recommend parliament agrees to give legislative consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill. 

“It is extremely important that the UK Government continue to engage with the devolved administrations so we can find a path that works for all the nations of the United Kingdom.  This is particularly important in relation to future talks including trade as it is essential that Scotland’s interests are represented in any negotiations. 

“It must be recognised that fundamentally nothing can be agreed until agreement is reached on both frameworks and amendments to the Bill.  We, therefore, look forward to the next ‎discussions on these matters which will take place at the JMC (EN) in London on 12 December."