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.
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.
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.