SNP ministers in secret talks on single market with top Brussels power broker : EXPRESS

TWO SNP Ministers held a hush-hush meeting with a top Brussels power broker who drew up the deal allowing Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein’s entry to the EU single market.

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Michael Russell and Fiona Hyslop held a hush-hush meeting with Sebastian Remoy.

It suggests that Nicola Sturgeon’s Nationalist administration has been secretly exploring a Norway-style arrangement as a separate country for months, rather than fighting for the best Brexit deal for Scotland as part of the UK.

Brexit Minister Michael Russell and External Affairs Minister Fiona Hyslop had talks with Sebastian Remoy, the Head of Trade and Competition at influential EU consultancy Kreab, in Brussels last October.

Mr Remoy was previously with the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) and was a driving force behind the agreement which saw EFTA members Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein join the European Economic Area (EEA) in the 1990s.

The discussions took place during Mr Russell’s first visit to Brussels in his new role, along with a series of conferences and briefings with MEPs and mandarins, including the UK’s former EU Ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers.



1 Comment

  1. Only applies – if it applies at all – if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom.

    And that’s not going to happen.

    The SNP are under the delusion that they are now well and truly liked because they have most of the MPs in Scotland.
    Not so, the SNP ran rampant because they made certain promises (like free bus passes for pensioners amongst other promises) Labour – who are usually victorious, (I have a safe seat laissez faire attitude to Scottish voters) just weren’t – and still aren’t – up to the job of standing up to the Tories.
    The Tory party are by and by generally HATED in Scotland, and most working class Scots would vote anyone to stop them getting power.

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