Scott: Russell treating Scottish Parliament with contempt over Brexit deal

Responding to the Welsh Government’s statement that it has an agreement with the UK Government over EU withdrawal, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

“The Scottish Brexit minister Mike Russell knew that the Welsh Government had reached an agreement with the UK government yet refused to answer questions on why the Scottish and Welsh governments had diverged.

“He claimed not to know what was going on between Cardiff and London. His statement at 2.30 was out of date by 4.30 as he knew it would be.

“The Scottish Parliament is not some theatrical plaything to stroke the egos of Scottish ministers. It is there to hold them to account.

“Mike Russell has behaved in a misleading fashion and treated the Scottish Parliament with contempt. He made a statement he knew would be out of date within hours.”

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