Michael Russell

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Michael Russell said : “Given the huge economic hit caused by coronavirus, it would be an act of extraordinary recklessness for the UK Government to refuse to seek an extension. The Scottish Government believes the best future for Scotland is to be an independent member of the EU but regardless of people’s views on independence or Brexit, it makes no sense to impose additional damage on Scotland’s economy at this, of all times” External link

heraldscotland Friday, June 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “I believe there is a growing common-sense coalition to press for an extension to avoid such a disastrous outcome and the needless damage it would do to Scottish jobs and our economy” External link

heraldscotland Friday, June 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “Can you explain to us why all of those references to the emergency period have been removed and what the thinking is behind that?” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Sunday was the worst day that we have had in this entire process for dispersal" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “Can you explain to us why all of those references to the emergency period have been removed and what the thinking is behind that?” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "For us, it was getting the dates so quickly that now we have to figure out how our gym is going to run under the government rules," External link

CBC Monday, June 1, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "For us it's new procedures, a whole new world to us, with having to have class times like the government has stated and cutting down the number of people that are allowed in the space at one time" External link

CBC Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "For those [gyms] that are able to open, that's great," "But for those of us that have such a dramatic business model change, it's going to take us some time to learn all the intricacies," External link

CBC Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Making sure that they're comfortable getting back to being able to do their original job, as well as control the floor, making sure that they're able to tell people what they need to tell them," External link

CBC Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “I think it’s something that just should be done everywhere, just to keep everybody in business,” External link

oregonlive Friday, May 1, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Prisoners are not to be released if the prison governor believes they pose an immediate risk of harm to an identified person,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “This is not saying that this is going to take place, it is creating the circumstances in which it could take place if there was, for example, a substantial increase in the cases within the prison service. We are not at that stage but the power has to be there in case it is needed” External link

thecourier Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "While all tenants experiencing issues with rent arrears should firstly explain their circumstances to their landlords, this new emergency legislation will provide an important backstop to prevent evictions and relieve the financial pressure people may be facing. " External link

standard Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell wrote : “smokers smoke for the nicotine but die from the tar” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 16, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell insisted : "How much the tax payer is gonig to have to pay to fund this vanity exercise?" External link

TheScotsman Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell responded : "Yes of course it is on the table for discussion. " External link

TheScotsman Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about The UK ) : “The UK government is determined to pursue a destructive and damaging hard Brexit. As of today, devolved ministers have been given no chance to even look at its negotiating mandate, let alone influence it. We will, of course, continue trying to protect Scotland’s interests. But unless something fundamental changes, the UK intends to inflict the hardest of Brexits on us, rather than negotiating with us. We must stand up for ourselves to stop that happening” External link

eureporter Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “No, that is the system you are abandoning - freedom of movement which allows passport free travel across Europe and is enriching culturally & financially” External link

independent-UK Monday, January 20, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell declared : “voted comprehensively not to approve the Withdrawal Agreement Bill” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell declared ( about The UK ) : “The UK Government must accept Scotland has a right to choose an alternative future” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell wrote ( about Commission ) : "I have sought to find a position that is firmly based on principles and can command the widest support: this must recognise that that the Electoral Commission should report on the intelligibility of any and every referendum question; that questions do not remain current indefinitely; and that the Parliament should have the Commission's views on which to base its decision. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, November 25, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "It looks like these proposals are designed to fail and that the UK Government is intent on pursuing a 'no deal'," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, October 6, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about The UK ) : "This plan does not appear to be a serious basis for negotiation. The UK Government is pulling back from previous undertakings and demanding the EU makes concessions on its fundamental principles, which it will not accept," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, October 6, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about Tory Government ) : “It looks like these proposals are designed to fail and that the UK Government is intent on pursuing a ‘no deal’” External link

sundaymail Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "It looks like these proposals are designed to fail and that the UK Government is intent on pursuing a 'no deal'," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about The UK ) : "This plan does not appear to be a serious basis for negotiation. The UK Government is pulling back from previous undertakings and demanding the EU makes concessions on its fundamental principles, which it will not accept," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I'm not against testing questions, I believe in testing questions. What I'm against is retesting in circumstances that don't require it" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell responded : "I repeat, far from being against testing I'm devoted to the principle, what I'm against is retesting in circumstances where the question is current. Far from saying this would lack confidence I think those challenging this question are, in some circumstances, attempting to muddy the waters" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I disagree with one element of that, the way that is phrased, you might have a report one day and then change the question the next day and have to retest it. It also doesn't' recognise the current question which is still being asked" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I can only speak for my portfolio and I am dealing with a constitutional issue, but there are other colleagues who might have views but none are government policy and have not been brought forward. " External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Accountable government is a fundamental principle of our democracy. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "This Bill invites debate over how Scotland runs its local and national elections. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "This Bill invites debate over how Scotland runs its local and national elections. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Accountable government is a fundamental principle of our democracy. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell observed : “this Parliament is rightly proud of the first 20 years of our reconvened existence” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "The courts have been crystal clear - the blanket ban on prisoner voting is not compliant with the ECHR. "Whether people agree with that or oppose it, one thing everyone should agree on is that elections must be compliant with the law. "And unlike the UK government who did not rectify this issue for more than a decade, the Scottish government is legally obliged under the Scotland Act to comply with the ECHR. "This is a pragmatic, short-term solution and our intention is that bill currently before Parliament, if passed, will provide the longer-term solution" External link

bbc Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell told : “A no deal would result in substantial increases in unemployment very quickly,” External link

TheScotsman Monday, July 15, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Scotland has a world-class higher education sector and a long-standing reputation for being amongst the best in the world,” External link

TheScotsman Friday, July 12, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “I commit myself to listening to the assembly, being public about what it says, and ensuring that whatever it says is reported,” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “I commit myself to listening to the assembly, being public about what it says, and ensuring that whatever it says is reported,” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “I commit myself to listening to the assembly, being public about what it says, and ensuring that whatever it says is reported,” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “although referendums have become an increasingly common feature of UK democracy, it is a long time since the framework governing them was last comprehensively reviewed” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “although referendums have become an increasingly common feature of UK democracy, it is a long time since the framework governing them was last comprehensively reviewed” External link

itv Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Cancelling elections does not look good for any democracy” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “This merely confirms what we have consistently said – that Scotland has been ignored by the UK government throughout the Brexit process. The Prime Minister must drop her red lines, which have led to the Brexit impasse” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “it would depend on what the vote in Scotland is” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “a narrow vote, 52 to 48 per cent, in support of the Withdrawal Agreement, would the Scottish Government then accept that needs to proceed?” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “A no-deal Brexit has the potential to generate a significant economic shock which could tip the Scottish economy into recession and potentially into a deep recession,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “A no-deal Brexit has the potential to generate a significant economic shock which could tip the Scottish economy into recession and potentially into a deep recession,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “He began to run, saw the dog and surrendered,” External link

news9 Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "A withdrawal agreement which I support, but which SNP MPs are set to vote down. So why does the minister not accept the only people risking a no-deal Brexit are those who stand like him in opposition to the Prime Minister's deal?" External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 21, 2018 1:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell told : "fully assess the impact and identify what can be done to mitigate disruption" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "A withdrawal agreement which I support, but which SNP MPs are set to vote down. So why does the minister not accept the only people risking a no-deal Brexit are those who stand like him in opposition to the Prime Minister's deal?" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell warned : "no government will be able to do everything that will be required" External link

bbc Monday, December 17, 2018 3:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “For the first time ever, UK Law Officers delayed an act of the Scottish Parliament from becoming law by referring it to the Supreme Court,” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “He has built his business on repeat and referral customers,” External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We welcome any positive progress in the Brexit talks, but there remains huge uncertainty following last week’s announcement in Brussels. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell added : "The agreement reached last week would in effect allow Northern Ireland to enjoy its own arrangements, yet the UK Government ruled out a special deal for Scotland when we raised it a year ago. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Today's talks were held in a positive and constructive manner. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Today's talks were held in a positive and constructive manner. " External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell added : “This report shows the threat Brexit poses to jobs and the risks to some of the most important sectors of our economy, further highlighting why I believe continued membership is crucial for our economic future” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I welcome the committee's conclusion that any common frameworks must not be imposed by the UK Government but should be agreed between the UK Government and the devolved administrations, crucially as equal partners. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We have been able to make some progress, including agreeing general principles that should ensure the role of the Scottish parliament in any potential UK- or GB-wide frameworks,” External link

reuters-in Monday, October 16, 2017 7:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We remain unable to recommend the Scottish Parliament consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill as currently drafted and will not be able to do so until the power grab is removed from the bill,” “I have and will continue to press for the amendments suggested by ourselves and the Welsh Government to be accepted, removing the power grab and providing a clear solution that respects devolution” External link

reuters-in Monday, October 16, 2017 7:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We have been able to make some progress, including agreeing general principles that should ensure the role of the Scottish parliament in any potential UK- or GB-wide frameworks,” External link

reuters Monday, October 16, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell told : “There needs to be an injection of trust into the negotiating process,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We are willing to cooperate with the UK government but this cannot mean allowing (Britain’s national parliament) to drive a coach and horses through the devolution settlement,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “The (position) papers confirm the benefits of EU membership, yet bafflingly assume those benefits can be maintained while leaving the EU, Single Market and Customs Union – a position that has been met with derision,” External link

focus-news-en Monday, August 28, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "The UK Government must make clear – without delay – that no deal is not only a bad outcome, it is an unthinkable outcome. More and more people across business and in our communities are expressing their concern at the damage being done to our economy and public services," External link

focus-news-en Monday, August 28, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “is a blatant power grab which would take existing competence over a wide range of devolved policy areas, including aspects of things like agriculture and fishing, away from Holyrood,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Right now, the recommendation of the Scottish government will make will be to say that we could not approve this bill. "It's not a veto, and the UK government will be aware of that. But it would deepen what is already a very significant crisis in my view, if they were to overrule the Scottish Parliament" External link

bbc Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We know that the UK Government has its eye on more than 100 policy areas. That is a direct threat to the devolution settlement which the people of Scotland overwhelmingly voted for in 1997," "Both we and the Welsh government have made it clear we could not recommend legislative consent to the Bill as it stands, and today we will make clear that changes must be made to protect devolution" External link

skynews Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "The Bill - as it currently stands - means that Westminster would take exclusive control over significant areas of devolved policy, such as support for Scotland's farmers and food producers and many aspects of environmental protection and control of our seas. " External link

express Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “This must be the most inappropriate juxtaposition of image and idea in the history of advertising” External link

express Sunday, March 5, 2017 6:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "It's hardly a surprise that a Tory commission including a heavy dose of Tory politicians backs the Tory Government's plan to drag Scotland out of Europe against its will - despite Ruth Davidson's backing for our continued place in the single market immediately after the Brexit vote. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Scotland faces being dragged out of Europe against its will by a Tory Government with just one MP out of 59 in Scotland, but that MP - David Mundell - seems totally oblivious to the irony of him seeking to lay down the law on what should happen next. " External link

express Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell added : “This vote is more than symbolic. It is a key test of whether Scotland's voice is being listened to, and whether our wishes can be accommodated within the UK process” External link

mercopress Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I don't think there is any possibility of the SNP MPs supporting the Article 50 Bill" External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "These figures show that people right across Scotland understand the massive economic damage that is threatened by the Tories' hard Brexit obsession, which risks tearing us out of a single market eight times bigger than the UK's alone. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “The Prime Minister has repeatedly pledged that our proposals to keep Scotland in the single market will be properly considered. Today’s JMC meeting is a chance to prove she and her ministers mean what they say. If they fail to live up to that pledge, it is clear the people of Scotland are ready to hold them to account” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell told : "We've offered a very substantial compromise as it is, and I've made it clear that we want to negotiate and discuss on the basis of the paper that we have put forward," External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 16, 2017 2:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "No, but I think it certainly does focus the mind very substantially. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 16, 2017 2:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme" External link

digitaljournal Sunday, January 8, 2017 7:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme" External link

afp-en Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme”. The group's former president Philip Berk, who has been with the HFPA for decades, in 2014 took a voluntary leave of absence after fellow members became upset over what was written about them in a memoir he published. One of the most memorable scandals to rock the HFPA came in 1982 when Pia Zadora accepted a Golden Globe for her performance in " External link

9news Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme" External link

afp-en Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland’s interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage,” External link

aawsat Monday, December 19, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "At the heart of our plan is a framework to keep Scotland's place in the European single market. That is vital for jobs, investment and our long-term prosperity, which are all seriously threatened by the hard Brexit" External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, December 19, 2016 6:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

chosun Monday, December 19, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Our intention now is that these proposals can be discussed and agreed in a UK context and then form part of the UK government's overall negotiating position when Article 50 is triggered," External link

chosun Monday, December 19, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland’s interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell disse : "Nós iremos apresentar propostas de compromisso que, apesar de não conferirem todos os benefícios da adesão à UE, diminuirão os danos do Brexit" External link

ogloboglobo Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

reuters Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell annoncé : "Conformément à nos engagements d'explorer toutes les options permettant de protéger les intérêts de l'Ecosse, nous exposerons nos propositions de compromis qui, sans conférer les pleins bénéfices d'une appartenance à l'UE, atténueront les dégâts d'un Brexit" External link

lorientlejour Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

telegraph Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Our intention now is that these proposals can be discussed and agreed in a UK context and then form part of the UK government's overall negotiating position when Article 50 is triggered," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

reuters Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Our intention now is that these proposals can be discussed and agreed in a UK context and then form part of the UK government's overall negotiating position when Article 50 is triggered," External link

reuters Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We are having good conversations. Sympathy, fascination, support do not necessarily translate into anything. " External link

express Thursday, November 24, 2016 12:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “What we need to see in the letter is a recognition that there will not be a uniform Brexit for every part of the UK but that there will be different arrangements,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "There is some considerable lack of clarity in the present situation," External link

ATAP-en Friday, November 18, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We're not clear on what they want, exactly how they want it - there is some considerable lack of clarity in the present situation," External link

reuters Friday, November 18, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We have a sort of negotiating structure established within the UK now, a joint ministerial committee of the governments and they are looking at it," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "David Mundell (said) there would be no special deal for Scotland - but he has been completely undermined by Theresa May's actions over the Nissan deal," "It can't be right for the UK government to conclude backroom deals with some specific companies ... while pursuing a course of action that will cost many thousands of Scottish jobs" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "David Mundell (said) there would be no special deal for Scotland - but he has been completely undermined by Theresa May's actions over the Nissan deal," "It can't be right for the UK government to conclude backroom deals with some specific companies ... while pursuing a course of action that will cost many thousands of Scottish jobs" External link

4-traders Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "A key objective from these talks will be to work with others across the political divide to avert a hard Brexit for Scotland - there is simply no UK mandate for that. "I will also raise the first minister's commitment to publish proposals that would allow Scotland to stay in the single market and to preserve aspects of our relationship with the EU even if the rest of the UK is intending to leave" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Free movement of people, technically, is reserved [for the national government], but actually it’s vitally important for us,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “You don’t need a hard border [between England and Scotland], you just have to make sure that people don’t have the same entitlements on one soil and on another,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Free movement of people, technically, is reserved (for the national government) but actually it's vitally important for us," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "You don't need a hard border (between England and Scotland), you just have to make sure that people don't have the same entitlements on one soil and on another," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Free movement of people, technically, is reserved (for the national government) but actually it's vitally important for us," External link

reuters Friday, October 14, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "You don't need a hard border (between England and Scotland), you just have to make sure that people don't have the same entitlements on one soil and on another," External link

reuters Friday, October 14, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT



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Michael Russell

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Michael Russell said : “Given the huge economic hit caused by coronavirus, it would be an act of extraordinary recklessness for the UK Government to refuse to seek an extension. The Scottish Government believes the best future for Scotland is to be an independent member of the EU but regardless of people’s views on independence or Brexit, it makes no sense to impose additional damage on Scotland’s economy at this, of all times” External link

heraldscotland Friday, June 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “I believe there is a growing common-sense coalition to press for an extension to avoid such a disastrous outcome and the needless damage it would do to Scottish jobs and our economy” External link

heraldscotland Friday, June 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “Can you explain to us why all of those references to the emergency period have been removed and what the thinking is behind that?” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Sunday was the worst day that we have had in this entire process for dispersal" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:32:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “Can you explain to us why all of those references to the emergency period have been removed and what the thinking is behind that?” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "For us, it was getting the dates so quickly that now we have to figure out how our gym is going to run under the government rules," External link

CBC Monday, June 1, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "For us it's new procedures, a whole new world to us, with having to have class times like the government has stated and cutting down the number of people that are allowed in the space at one time" External link

CBC Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "For those [gyms] that are able to open, that's great," "But for those of us that have such a dramatic business model change, it's going to take us some time to learn all the intricacies," External link

CBC Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Making sure that they're comfortable getting back to being able to do their original job, as well as control the floor, making sure that they're able to tell people what they need to tell them," External link

CBC Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “I think it’s something that just should be done everywhere, just to keep everybody in business,” External link

oregonlive Friday, May 1, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Prisoners are not to be released if the prison governor believes they pose an immediate risk of harm to an identified person,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “This is not saying that this is going to take place, it is creating the circumstances in which it could take place if there was, for example, a substantial increase in the cases within the prison service. We are not at that stage but the power has to be there in case it is needed” External link

thecourier Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "While all tenants experiencing issues with rent arrears should firstly explain their circumstances to their landlords, this new emergency legislation will provide an important backstop to prevent evictions and relieve the financial pressure people may be facing. " External link

standard Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell wrote : “smokers smoke for the nicotine but die from the tar” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 16, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell insisted : "How much the tax payer is gonig to have to pay to fund this vanity exercise?" External link

TheScotsman Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell responded : "Yes of course it is on the table for discussion. " External link

TheScotsman Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about The UK ) : “The UK government is determined to pursue a destructive and damaging hard Brexit. As of today, devolved ministers have been given no chance to even look at its negotiating mandate, let alone influence it. We will, of course, continue trying to protect Scotland’s interests. But unless something fundamental changes, the UK intends to inflict the hardest of Brexits on us, rather than negotiating with us. We must stand up for ourselves to stop that happening” External link

eureporter Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “No, that is the system you are abandoning - freedom of movement which allows passport free travel across Europe and is enriching culturally & financially” External link

independent-UK Monday, January 20, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell declared : “voted comprehensively not to approve the Withdrawal Agreement Bill” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell declared ( about The UK ) : “The UK Government must accept Scotland has a right to choose an alternative future” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell wrote ( about Commission ) : "I have sought to find a position that is firmly based on principles and can command the widest support: this must recognise that that the Electoral Commission should report on the intelligibility of any and every referendum question; that questions do not remain current indefinitely; and that the Parliament should have the Commission's views on which to base its decision. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, November 25, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "It looks like these proposals are designed to fail and that the UK Government is intent on pursuing a 'no deal'," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, October 6, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about The UK ) : "This plan does not appear to be a serious basis for negotiation. The UK Government is pulling back from previous undertakings and demanding the EU makes concessions on its fundamental principles, which it will not accept," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, October 6, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about Tory Government ) : “It looks like these proposals are designed to fail and that the UK Government is intent on pursuing a ‘no deal’” External link

sundaymail Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "It looks like these proposals are designed to fail and that the UK Government is intent on pursuing a 'no deal'," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said ( about The UK ) : "This plan does not appear to be a serious basis for negotiation. The UK Government is pulling back from previous undertakings and demanding the EU makes concessions on its fundamental principles, which it will not accept," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I'm not against testing questions, I believe in testing questions. What I'm against is retesting in circumstances that don't require it" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell responded : "I repeat, far from being against testing I'm devoted to the principle, what I'm against is retesting in circumstances where the question is current. Far from saying this would lack confidence I think those challenging this question are, in some circumstances, attempting to muddy the waters" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I disagree with one element of that, the way that is phrased, you might have a report one day and then change the question the next day and have to retest it. It also doesn't' recognise the current question which is still being asked" External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I can only speak for my portfolio and I am dealing with a constitutional issue, but there are other colleagues who might have views but none are government policy and have not been brought forward. " External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Accountable government is a fundamental principle of our democracy. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "This Bill invites debate over how Scotland runs its local and national elections. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "This Bill invites debate over how Scotland runs its local and national elections. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Accountable government is a fundamental principle of our democracy. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell observed : “this Parliament is rightly proud of the first 20 years of our reconvened existence” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "The courts have been crystal clear - the blanket ban on prisoner voting is not compliant with the ECHR. "Whether people agree with that or oppose it, one thing everyone should agree on is that elections must be compliant with the law. "And unlike the UK government who did not rectify this issue for more than a decade, the Scottish government is legally obliged under the Scotland Act to comply with the ECHR. "This is a pragmatic, short-term solution and our intention is that bill currently before Parliament, if passed, will provide the longer-term solution" External link

bbc Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell told : “A no deal would result in substantial increases in unemployment very quickly,” External link

TheScotsman Monday, July 15, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Scotland has a world-class higher education sector and a long-standing reputation for being amongst the best in the world,” External link

TheScotsman Friday, July 12, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “I commit myself to listening to the assembly, being public about what it says, and ensuring that whatever it says is reported,” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:04:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “I commit myself to listening to the assembly, being public about what it says, and ensuring that whatever it says is reported,” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell replied : “I commit myself to listening to the assembly, being public about what it says, and ensuring that whatever it says is reported,” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “although referendums have become an increasingly common feature of UK democracy, it is a long time since the framework governing them was last comprehensively reviewed” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “although referendums have become an increasingly common feature of UK democracy, it is a long time since the framework governing them was last comprehensively reviewed” External link

itv Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Cancelling elections does not look good for any democracy” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “This merely confirms what we have consistently said – that Scotland has been ignored by the UK government throughout the Brexit process. The Prime Minister must drop her red lines, which have led to the Brexit impasse” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “it would depend on what the vote in Scotland is” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “a narrow vote, 52 to 48 per cent, in support of the Withdrawal Agreement, would the Scottish Government then accept that needs to proceed?” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “A no-deal Brexit has the potential to generate a significant economic shock which could tip the Scottish economy into recession and potentially into a deep recession,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “A no-deal Brexit has the potential to generate a significant economic shock which could tip the Scottish economy into recession and potentially into a deep recession,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “He began to run, saw the dog and surrendered,” External link

news9 Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "A withdrawal agreement which I support, but which SNP MPs are set to vote down. So why does the minister not accept the only people risking a no-deal Brexit are those who stand like him in opposition to the Prime Minister's deal?" External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 21, 2018 1:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell told : "fully assess the impact and identify what can be done to mitigate disruption" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "A withdrawal agreement which I support, but which SNP MPs are set to vote down. So why does the minister not accept the only people risking a no-deal Brexit are those who stand like him in opposition to the Prime Minister's deal?" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:14:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell warned : "no government will be able to do everything that will be required" External link

bbc Monday, December 17, 2018 3:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “For the first time ever, UK Law Officers delayed an act of the Scottish Parliament from becoming law by referring it to the Supreme Court,” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “He has built his business on repeat and referral customers,” External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We welcome any positive progress in the Brexit talks, but there remains huge uncertainty following last week’s announcement in Brussels. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell added : "The agreement reached last week would in effect allow Northern Ireland to enjoy its own arrangements, yet the UK Government ruled out a special deal for Scotland when we raised it a year ago. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Today's talks were held in a positive and constructive manner. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Today's talks were held in a positive and constructive manner. " External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:48:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell added : “This report shows the threat Brexit poses to jobs and the risks to some of the most important sectors of our economy, further highlighting why I believe continued membership is crucial for our economic future” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I welcome the committee's conclusion that any common frameworks must not be imposed by the UK Government but should be agreed between the UK Government and the devolved administrations, crucially as equal partners. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:19:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We have been able to make some progress, including agreeing general principles that should ensure the role of the Scottish parliament in any potential UK- or GB-wide frameworks,” External link

reuters-in Monday, October 16, 2017 7:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We remain unable to recommend the Scottish Parliament consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill as currently drafted and will not be able to do so until the power grab is removed from the bill,” “I have and will continue to press for the amendments suggested by ourselves and the Welsh Government to be accepted, removing the power grab and providing a clear solution that respects devolution” External link

reuters-in Monday, October 16, 2017 7:09:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We have been able to make some progress, including agreeing general principles that should ensure the role of the Scottish parliament in any potential UK- or GB-wide frameworks,” External link

reuters Monday, October 16, 2017 5:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell told : “There needs to be an injection of trust into the negotiating process,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “We are willing to cooperate with the UK government but this cannot mean allowing (Britain’s national parliament) to drive a coach and horses through the devolution settlement,” External link

reuters-in Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:26:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “The (position) papers confirm the benefits of EU membership, yet bafflingly assume those benefits can be maintained while leaving the EU, Single Market and Customs Union – a position that has been met with derision,” External link

focus-news-en Monday, August 28, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "The UK Government must make clear – without delay – that no deal is not only a bad outcome, it is an unthinkable outcome. More and more people across business and in our communities are expressing their concern at the damage being done to our economy and public services," External link

focus-news-en Monday, August 28, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “is a blatant power grab which would take existing competence over a wide range of devolved policy areas, including aspects of things like agriculture and fishing, away from Holyrood,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Right now, the recommendation of the Scottish government will make will be to say that we could not approve this bill. "It's not a veto, and the UK government will be aware of that. But it would deepen what is already a very significant crisis in my view, if they were to overrule the Scottish Parliament" External link

bbc Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:49:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We know that the UK Government has its eye on more than 100 policy areas. That is a direct threat to the devolution settlement which the people of Scotland overwhelmingly voted for in 1997," "Both we and the Welsh government have made it clear we could not recommend legislative consent to the Bill as it stands, and today we will make clear that changes must be made to protect devolution" External link

skynews Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "The Bill - as it currently stands - means that Westminster would take exclusive control over significant areas of devolved policy, such as support for Scotland's farmers and food producers and many aspects of environmental protection and control of our seas. " External link

express Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “This must be the most inappropriate juxtaposition of image and idea in the history of advertising” External link

express Sunday, March 5, 2017 6:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "It's hardly a surprise that a Tory commission including a heavy dose of Tory politicians backs the Tory Government's plan to drag Scotland out of Europe against its will - despite Ruth Davidson's backing for our continued place in the single market immediately after the Brexit vote. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Scotland faces being dragged out of Europe against its will by a Tory Government with just one MP out of 59 in Scotland, but that MP - David Mundell - seems totally oblivious to the irony of him seeking to lay down the law on what should happen next. " External link

express Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell added : “This vote is more than symbolic. It is a key test of whether Scotland's voice is being listened to, and whether our wishes can be accommodated within the UK process” External link

mercopress Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:37:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "I don't think there is any possibility of the SNP MPs supporting the Article 50 Bill" External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "These figures show that people right across Scotland understand the massive economic damage that is threatened by the Tories' hard Brexit obsession, which risks tearing us out of a single market eight times bigger than the UK's alone. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:06:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “The Prime Minister has repeatedly pledged that our proposals to keep Scotland in the single market will be properly considered. Today’s JMC meeting is a chance to prove she and her ministers mean what they say. If they fail to live up to that pledge, it is clear the people of Scotland are ready to hold them to account” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell told : "We've offered a very substantial compromise as it is, and I've made it clear that we want to negotiate and discuss on the basis of the paper that we have put forward," External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 16, 2017 2:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "No, but I think it certainly does focus the mind very substantially. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, January 16, 2017 2:44:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme" External link

digitaljournal Sunday, January 8, 2017 7:48:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme" External link

afp-en Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme”. The group's former president Philip Berk, who has been with the HFPA for decades, in 2014 took a voluntary leave of absence after fellow members became upset over what was written about them in a memoir he published. One of the most memorable scandals to rock the HFPA came in 1982 when Pia Zadora accepted a Golden Globe for her performance in " External link

9news Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell claimed : "HFPA members abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme" External link

afp-en Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland’s interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage,” External link

aawsat Monday, December 19, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "At the heart of our plan is a framework to keep Scotland's place in the European single market. That is vital for jobs, investment and our long-term prosperity, which are all seriously threatened by the hard Brexit" External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, December 19, 2016 6:23:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

chosun Monday, December 19, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Our intention now is that these proposals can be discussed and agreed in a UK context and then form part of the UK government's overall negotiating position when Article 50 is triggered," External link

chosun Monday, December 19, 2016 3:03:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland’s interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage,” External link

taipeitimes Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell disse : "Nós iremos apresentar propostas de compromisso que, apesar de não conferirem todos os benefícios da adesão à UE, diminuirão os danos do Brexit" External link

ogloboglobo Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

reuters Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell annoncé : "Conformément à nos engagements d'explorer toutes les options permettant de protéger les intérêts de l'Ecosse, nous exposerons nos propositions de compromis qui, sans conférer les pleins bénéfices d'une appartenance à l'UE, atténueront les dégâts d'un Brexit" External link

lorientlejour Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

telegraph Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Our intention now is that these proposals can be discussed and agreed in a UK context and then form part of the UK government's overall negotiating position when Article 50 is triggered," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "In line with our commitments to explore all options to protect Scotland's interests, we will set out compromise proposals which, while not conferring the full benefits of EU membership, would mitigate the Brexit damage," External link

reuters Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Our intention now is that these proposals can be discussed and agreed in a UK context and then form part of the UK government's overall negotiating position when Article 50 is triggered," External link

reuters Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:01:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We are having good conversations. Sympathy, fascination, support do not necessarily translate into anything. " External link

express Thursday, November 24, 2016 12:40:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “What we need to see in the letter is a recognition that there will not be a uniform Brexit for every part of the UK but that there will be different arrangements,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "There is some considerable lack of clarity in the present situation," External link

ATAP-en Friday, November 18, 2016 3:13:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We're not clear on what they want, exactly how they want it - there is some considerable lack of clarity in the present situation," External link

reuters Friday, November 18, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "We have a sort of negotiating structure established within the UK now, a joint ministerial committee of the governments and they are looking at it," External link

reuters Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "David Mundell (said) there would be no special deal for Scotland - but he has been completely undermined by Theresa May's actions over the Nissan deal," "It can't be right for the UK government to conclude backroom deals with some specific companies ... while pursuing a course of action that will cost many thousands of Scottish jobs" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:15:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "David Mundell (said) there would be no special deal for Scotland - but he has been completely undermined by Theresa May's actions over the Nissan deal," "It can't be right for the UK government to conclude backroom deals with some specific companies ... while pursuing a course of action that will cost many thousands of Scottish jobs" External link

4-traders Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:18:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "A key objective from these talks will be to work with others across the political divide to avert a hard Brexit for Scotland - there is simply no UK mandate for that. "I will also raise the first minister's commitment to publish proposals that would allow Scotland to stay in the single market and to preserve aspects of our relationship with the EU even if the rest of the UK is intending to leave" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : “Free movement of people, technically, is reserved [for the national government], but actually it’s vitally important for us,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : “You don’t need a hard border [between England and Scotland], you just have to make sure that people don’t have the same entitlements on one soil and on another,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Free movement of people, technically, is reserved (for the national government) but actually it's vitally important for us," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "You don't need a hard border (between England and Scotland), you just have to make sure that people don't have the same entitlements on one soil and on another," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:52:00 AM EAT

Michael Russell said : "Free movement of people, technically, is reserved (for the national government) but actually it's vitally important for us," External link

reuters Friday, October 14, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Russell said : "You don't need a hard border (between England and Scotland), you just have to make sure that people don't have the same entitlements on one soil and on another," External link

reuters Friday, October 14, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister51.28%EN12/12/201712/12/2017
scottish government minister3.66%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
secretary5.13%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
cto0.73%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
colleague0.37%EN08/19/201719/08/2017
education secretary28.57%EN07/17/201717/07/2017
former education secretary0.73%EN07/17/201717/07/2017
ministro1.83%PT02/24/201724/02/2017
ministrul0.37%RO02/08/201708/02/2017
negotiator0.73%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
ministro escocês0.37%PT02/07/201707/02/2017
geólogo0.37%PT01/01/201701/01/2017
ministre régional0.37%FR12/18/201618/12/2016
chief0.37%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
representative0.37%EN09/26/201626/09/2016
ally1.10%EN08/28/201628/08/2016
chief executive2.56%EN02/26/201426/02/2014
retired consul1.10%EN08/13/201313/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Michael RussellEN63.14%
Michael RussellFR12.58%
Michael RussellES11.57%
Michael RussellEU11.45%
Michael RussellPT1.13%
Michael RussellRO0.13%
Michaël RussellFR0.00%


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