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Mr Europe

Fighting for Scotland’s Place in the EU

MICHAEL Russell is enjoying a brief snatch of down time at home in Glendaruel on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll, a break in the hectic schedule of his late career twist as the Holyrood Government’s Brexit Minister.

In a wide-ranging interview with iScot he made clear that he is determined to continue to seek compromise with the UK Government to enable a softer Scottish Brexit, but that the First Minister is not bluffing on IndyRef 2 if it comes to that.

He stressed: “This is a very important moment for Scotland. This is about how we see ourselves, what type of country we want to be and the type of people we think we are. We see something we don’t like very much developing South of the Border.

“As I said in the Chamber recently it looks like a hard Brexit means a hard Britain. It looks hard-faced and inward looking. It looks unsympathetic. There’s a lot of rhetoric about a global trading nation and no substance in fact. There’s just vagueness.

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iScot Magazine March 2017 116 quality pages from THE ONLY TRULY INDEPENDENT PRO SCOTTISH MAGAZINE PUBLISHER HQ'd IN SCOTLAND. "The one with the Up Helly Aa front cover" Featuring the best writers in Scotland today Robbie Dinwoodie, Tom Morton, Derek Bateman, Wee Ginger Dug, Jennifer Harper, Grousebeater, Major Bloodnok, Zoe Weir, Vivien Martin, Dave Bowman, Mary Edward, David McVey, Alyn Smith MEP, Peter A Bell, Dr Steve McCabe, Dr Jamie Reid Baxter, Delia Forrest, Ann MacKinnon, Indy Lawyer, Fiona Nicholson and Jason Michael McCann