"I think the most important skill, either as an MSP or as a cabinet secretary, is the ability to listen"
"When I realised on the day that the government car was taking me to Bute House after John, I knew it was a significant shift"
"One of the biggest challenges is to ensure the safe, smooth and efficient transfer of social security powers to Scotland"
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