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26 05, 2020

Federal states deal best with the pandemic

By |2020-06-04T11:19:34+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus, Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland|Tags: , , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 26th May 2020 Federal Germany has won substantial plaudits around the world, not least in other parts of Europe, for its comparative [...]

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

What Future for Scotland’s Media post-Corona Crisis?

By |2020-06-04T16:38:27+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 7th April 2020 This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Boris Johnson was just about to be elected prime minister [...]

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 [...]

19 03, 2020

The EU’s Fiscal Criteria: Debit, Deficit and Currency Questions

By |2020-06-10T16:08:01+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by David GowEditor of Sceptical.scot, Senior Adviser at Social Europe and Senior Adviser at Acumen Public Affairs. He is former European Business Editor of The Guardian and worked for The Scotsman and London Weekend Television. 17th March 2020 This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations Introduction Such is the binary nature of political [...]

14 02, 2020

Scotland’s Shifting Politics in the Face of Brexit

By |2020-06-23T15:55:45+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Devolution, Europe, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector, Scottish Centre on European Relations 12th February 2019 Brexit day has come and gone. There were Saltires, EU flags and crowds at the Scottish parliament. But while everything changed as the UK left the EU, is it, for now, the case that nothing has changed in [...]