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Michael Russell@Feorlean - MSP for Argyll & Bute

Hugely privileged to have sat next to Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at @KEconomicConf dinner last night and heard first hand about the GFA process from one of its architects. Also fascinated by his views on the chaos of #Brexit

Second Brexit referendum 'very dicey scene', says Bertie Ahern | Irish Times |

Michael Russell of SNP tells forum Ireland is in control of own destiny unlike Scotland | Irish Times |

Meanwhile, a prominent member of the Scottish parliament, Michael Russell, said a remarkable capacity for self-delusion in Britain had led many Brexiteers, including former chancellor Nigel Lawson who chaired the Leave campaign, to "cheerfully suggest that the solution to the Irish Border problem is for Ireland to leave the EU and rejoin the UK".

Mr Russell said: "In other words, the solution to a problem created by them is to ensure that others simply implement the same crazy prescription that has led to the disaster."

Lord Nigel Lawson hopes Irish Republic realises its "mistake" and rejoins UK following Brexit (Feb. 24, 2016)

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Ditch Brexit, German leaders urge UK in paean to ale and milky tea | The Guardian |

A group of influential German politicians and business leaders including the woman primed to take over from Angela Merkel as chancellor have urged Britain to stay in the EU as Brexit looms.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who became leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union last month, joined more than two dozen political, business and cultural figures in penning an open letter to the Times, arguing "from the bottom of our hearts" that Britain should not leave the bloc.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Jan 18th, 2019 at 08:10:35 PM EST

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