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Keynote speech by Michael Russell MSP: ‘Scotland, Brexit and Devolution’

Michael Russell MSP is lead minister for Brexit and relations with the UK government.

The Institute for Government was delighted to welcome Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations in the Scottish Government.

In the week that the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU, Michael Russell MSP delivered a keynote speech at the Institute for Government on how the Scottish Government has sought to influence the Brexit process, and what Brexit will mean for devolution and Scotland’s place in the UK and wider world.

This event was chaired by Akash Paun, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.

Michael Russell has served as a Scottish Government minister in various portfolios since 2007. Since 2016, he has been the Scottish Government’s lead minister for Brexit and relations with the UK Government. He is Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute, and Professor of Culture and Governance at the University of Glasgow.

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