Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, used her academic expertise to comment on the Skripal case and the outcome of triggering Article 50 one year on.

Dr Patricia Hogwood appeared on Bulgarian National Radio, where she commented on the continuing Brexit negotiations. She said: “There is no change in the style of negotiations and this, to a large extent, is based on cultural reasons. Many UK politicians simply cannot negotiate in a different way but this is also due to continuing difficulties in the Conservative party. Theresa May complicated the negotiations with the pre-elections, expecting that they will increase her majority in parliament, but this did not happen.”

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Hogwood discussed the European Council meeting, which took place in March, and explained how the Skripal case has impacted on it. She wrote: “EU leaders stressed unqualified solidarity with the UK over the Salisbury attack. The European Council concluded that the Russian Federation was highly likely to have been responsible for the attack and condemned the use of chemical weapons under any circumstances.”

Read the whole article on The Conversation.

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