Sturgeon Names Michael Russell as Scottish Minister on BrexitThomas Penny
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon named Michael Russell to represent her government in talks over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Russell, who has held a series of ministerial roles in the Scottish government, will attend cabinet meetings, Sturgeon said in an e-mailed statement.
“This appointment, which is subject to the approval of Parliament when it returns after recess, is an indication of the importance I am placing on these negotiations, and our part in them,” Sturgeon said on Thursday. “By putting a dedicated and experienced minister at their center, it will ensure that Scotland’s voice is heard loudly and clearly.”
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