Kirsty Hughes

Scottish Centre on European Relations
Director

Biography

Kirsty Hughes is a writer and commentator on European and international politics and policy, and an Associate Fellow, Friends of Europe, Brussels. She has worked for thinktanks, universities and NGOs, such as Chatham House, Centre for European Policy Studies, Oxfam GB and the European Commission.

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Posts by this author

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Brexit Deal Kicks Can Down the Road – and Not Towards a Soft Brexit

The first stage deal reached between the UK and the EU27 is an important staging post, says Kirsty Huges, but any suggestions that this opens the path to an easy future relationship are wide of the mark.
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Brexit after Article 50: a rollercoaster ride

As Theresa May fires the starting pistol on the Brexit negotiations, Kirsty Hughes looks down the track at what shape Britain might be in when, and if, it reaches the finishing line.
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Second independence referendum before Brexit – is the timing right?

Kirsty Hughes discusses how Nicola Sturgeon has pre-empted Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50, getting in first with her plan to hold a second independence referendum.
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Brexit Talks: What will we know in autumn 2018?

If Brexit talks go to schedule (and don't break down), the shape of any deal should be clear by the autumn of 2018. Kirsty Hughes explains what will be known by then and how various political actors may respond.
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Brexit and the EU: Germany moves on

In Berlin, Brexit is not at the top of the agenda. EU challenges will loom large in the upcoming German elections. But Germany’s main concerns on Europe, writes Kirsty Hughes, range from Russia’s behaviour to the impact of Trump, France’s presidential election, and unity, or not, amongst the EU27.
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Canada-Dry: Where next for UK-EU Brexit talks?

Amid talk of a UK-EU trade deal, many seem to have forgotten that the divorce talks need to happen first. As Kirsty Hughes explains that both processes are unlikely to run as smoothly as some might like to believe.