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Dr Kirsty Hughes

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Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations
13 07, 2020

Scotland’s England Problem

By |2020-07-13T10:29:51+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , |

That the UK’s union of four nations is under strain is not new to anyone who has been paying attention. But the combined impacts of Brexit, Covid-19 and the Conservative government under Boris Johnson are driving an increasing wedge between Scotland and the rest of the UK – or, more [...]

15 05, 2020

Covid-19 and a Fracturing UK

By |2020-06-04T11:53:20+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Devolution, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 13th May 2020 This article was first published by the Scottish Centre on European Relations The shift in England to a more substantial easing of lockdown restrictions, while Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales stick to a slower route and to the [...]

21 04, 2020

Scotland’s Shifting Politics of the Covid-19 Crisis

By |2020-06-10T16:51:27+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Devolution, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (Licence terms)   As the Covid-19 crisis continues, the UK may be heading for one of the worst outcomes in terms of deaths across Europe. Criticism is rightly mounting of the UK government’s handling of the crisis, not least of the fatally lost weeks [...]

8 04, 2020

Scotland, the UK and Brexit: Changing Politics at a Time of Crisis

By |2020-06-04T16:41:31+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 6th April 2020 This comment was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Covid-19 has put much of the debate, and the talks, on the future UK-EU relationship on pause. But the political debate will return – not least with the question of [...]

24 03, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis, Brexit and Scottish Independence

By |2020-06-10T16:06:58+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 20th March 2020 This comment was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations The UK is heading into the most difficult and intense months of the coronavirus crisis – both in terms of the pandemic itself and the major economic [...]