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Scots Constitution Secretary Russell condemns UK government’s #Brexit efforts

Scots Constitution Secretary Russell condemns UK government’s #Brexit efforts

| May 21, 2020

Constitution Secretary Michael Russell (pictured) has responded after the UK government published a series of texts showing how its version of a future EU-UK relationship, following the current Brexit transition period, could be enshrined in a legal agreement.  The transition period is scheduled to finish on 31 Dec 2020 but can be extended by mutual […]

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Presidential election polling station at St Andrews

Presidential election polling station at St Andrews

| March 3, 2020

For the first time in the history of US presidential elections, the University of St Andrews is hosting a polling station for the Democrats Abroad Global Primary. US citizens who are members of the Democratic party are today (3 March) able to vote for their preferred candidate in the Democratic Primary. There are only five […]

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#Brexit – UK mandate will hit Scotland’s economy says Scots external affairs secretary

#Brexit – UK mandate will hit Scotland’s economy says Scots external affairs secretary

| February 27, 2020

  The UK government is heading for the hardest possible Brexit, either through a disastrous ‘no deal’ or a basic trade agreement that will cause almost as much damage, said Constitution, Europe and External Affairs Secretary Michael Russell. Responding to the publication of the UK government’s mandate for talks with the European Union, Russell said […]

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Scottish parliament approves free #SanitaryProducts for all women

Scottish parliament approves free #SanitaryProducts for all women

| February 27, 2020

The Scottish parliament approved plans on Tuesday (25 February) to make sanitary products freely available to all women, the first nation in the world to do so, writes Elizabeth Howcroft. The legislation would make tampons and sanitary pads available at designated public places such as community centres, youth clubs and pharmacies, at an estimated annual […]

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Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

Defending Scotland from a hard #Brexit

| February 20, 2020

The UK government’s determination to force through a “destructive and damaging hard Brexit” means the Scottish government must step up its efforts to defend Scotland’s interests. Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution Michael Russell said those driving UK government Brexit policy were not interested in listening to calls for a softer Brexit and people in Scotland […]

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Nicola #Sturgeon addresses Brussels over #Brexit

Nicola #Sturgeon addresses Brussels over #Brexit

| February 12, 2020

Speaking on 10 February, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said: “It is always wonderful to be in Brussels, but today it is also quite emotional. “This is the first time I have been here – or indeed anywhere outside Scotland – since the UK left the European Union ten days ago. “Brexit was a […]

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Plan for #ScottishVisa

Plan for #ScottishVisa

| January 27, 2020

Proposals for a new Scottish visa to address depopulation and cut skills gaps have been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured, right). The proposals have been designed to work with devolution – but the principles and the practical measures proposed could be adapted should Scotland become independent in future. Under the current constitutional arrangements, […]

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