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 [...]

6 01, 2020

BREXIT OR SCOTXIT – Which will do more damage?

By |2020-05-04T09:43:15+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

The economic costs of separatism and the strategic costs of contagion by Ira Straus Chair, Center for War-Peace Studies 6th January 2020 While there is much discussion in London of the economic and administrative consequences of Brexit, there is little similarly detailed discussion of the possible consequences of Scottish independence. [...]

6 11, 2019

Brexit, Independence and the Election – Scotland’s Debate

By |2020-05-04T09:43:25+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

by Dr Kirsty HughesDirector of the Scottish Centre on European Relations 5th November 2019 This article was first published by SCER. The election in Scotland looks set to be about both independence and Brexit – more so than in 2017. And while the pro-union parties – the Tories, Labour and [...]

26 02, 2019

Brexit, Scottish Independence and Leaving a Union – Lessons to Learn?

By |2020-05-04T09:45:53+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

by Dr Kirsty Hughes Director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations 22nd February 2019 This article was first published by the Scottish Centre on European Relations Introduction The tangled, chaotic and damaging process of Brexit[1] will drag on for many years to come, unless the UK changes its mind [...]

6 02, 2019

The Two Unions: Brexit and the Territorial State

By |2020-05-04T09:45:58+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , , |

Click here to download the paper in pdf format Introduction The Brexit episode has seen the political system of the United Kingdom subject itself to immense pressures. Politics always involves tension. However, the cross-cutting divisions exposed and widened by the prospect of leaving the EU are of a more fundamental [...]

6 02, 2019

The future of Europe and the Scottish Dimension

By |2020-05-04T09:45:59+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

7th March 2019 Joint event with: https://youtu.be/0gh8iqX4e4k "EU Reporter TV" reported on the conference. PROGRAMME 2.00-3.00pm: Panel OneFuture Challenges for the EU: Scottish Perspectives Speakers:Joanna Cherry QC MP, Scottish National PartyAlistair Burnett , former Editor of BBC R4's The World Tonight and BBC World Service's Newshour Prof Michael Keating, Professor of Politics, University of [...]

18 07, 2018

Brexit: Heading to a Deal or No Deal while UK politics implodes?

By |2020-05-04T09:48:11+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

Brexit: Heading to a Deal or No Deal While UK Politics Implodes? by Kirsty Hughes, Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations July 2018   Introduction As EU-UK Brexit talks resumed in mid-July, the UK government’s Chequers’ statement and white paper[1] had, in theory, provided some basis for talks on the [...]

16 01, 2018

NHS Scotland should look to EU for funding models

By |2020-05-05T08:19:56+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

NHS Scotland should look to EU for funding models by David Gow January 12, 2018     This article first appeared on Sceptical.scot   It is time to seriously rethink how the NHS, 70 this year, is funded. The latest news that the service in England hit an all-time low [...]