The Federal Trust is a research institute studying the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it.

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Mrs. May answers the questions with the worst possible answers
by Brendan Donnelly, 17th January 2017

Prime Minister’s Question Time on Europe
by Brendan Donnelly, 16th January 2017

The EU referendum, devolution and the Union
by Dr Andrew Blick, December 2016

May’s Rocky Road Ahead: Why Brexit May Not Happen
by Brendan Donnelly, December 2016

Brexit: a lead from the Lords
by Andrew Duff, December 2016

A “Titanic” success for the government in the High Court
Blog by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust
4th November 2016

Taking back control? The EU referendum, Parliament and the ‘May Doctrine’
By Dr Andrew Blick, Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King’s College London; and Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust

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