Kirsty Hughes

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Kirsty Hughes : As enlargement takes off, where now for Scotland’s EU aspirations?

For the first time since 2004, the European Union is heading towards another “big bang” enlargement. On Wednesday, the European Commission proposed opening accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova. It also suggested Georgia be given candidate country status and outlined tough political conditions that would let talks open with Bosnia and Herzegovina too.

Opinion Kirsty Hughes: Could Starmer do yet another U-turn and rejoin the EU’s single market?

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is getting known for rapid policy U-turns. Most notably, Labour’s flagship policy of spending £28 billion a year on green investment has been postponed to the middle of the next parliament. Rachel Reeves, shadow Chancellor, is prioritising fiscal rectitude, with an apparently deep-seated, if bizarre, fear that the markets might take her for the calamitous, economy-wrecking Liz Truss.