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.
The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research.
LATEST COMMENT ON BREXIT:
Brexit: Irish realism meets British wishful thinking
by Brendan Donnelly, 22nd May 2018
Brexit: A “meaningful” vote for MPs implies a “meaningful” vote for the people
by Brendan Donnelly, 18th May 2018
Brexit: Anything could happen in the next half year
by Brendan Donnelly, 23rd April 2018
Labour’s Brexit Options: Starmer’s Step in the Right Direction
by Brendan Donnelly, 27th March 2018
Brexit and the Withdrawal Bill: a multi-player game?
by Dr Andrew Blick, 14th March 2018
Is Brexit worth it, Prime Minister?
by Brendan Donnelly, 3rd March 2018
Mrs May’s Mansion House Speech – The Irish Dimension
by John Bruton, 4th March 2018
Brexit is a blank sheet of paper that can never be filled in
by Brendan Donnelly, 19th December 2017
Ulster and Brexit: The shape of things to come
by Brendan Donnelly, 5th December 2017
Hard Brexit and the regions
by Dr Andrew Black, 1st December 2017
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