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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.

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Video: Brexit – The Northern Ireland Protocol and a Sick Government

In this video, Professor Richard Rose of the University of Strathclyde argues that the British government's attitude towards the Northern Ireland Protocol is a profoundly unhealthy one. It stems from the misplaced beliefs that the UK can dictate the terms of its external relations, that the UK's partners have no [...]

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Levelling Up … Public Spending?

By |September 21st, 2021|

by Prof. Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, and Dr. Carole Talbot, Research Associate, University of Cambridge   ‘Levelling Up’ is back in the headlines with the move of Michael [...]

Is citizen-led democracy here to stay?

By |September 21st, 2021|

This article was first published by The Brussels Times. Tourists are flying into space and life on Mars seems a less distant possibility. Meanwhile Europeans are busy trying to create a buzz about our future [...]

Haste Ye Back

By |September 17th, 2021|

This article was first published by the European Movement Scotland I had a dream of Europe. Brexit wrecked it. Boris Johnson and his ultra-nationalist cabal of English exceptionalists stole my dream and snuffed it out. [...]

Music, Musicians and Brexit

By |September 1st, 2021|

Nine months into Brexit and it is already apparent that musicians are one of the main sectors whose lives and livelihoods are being radically disrupted by Brexit, to the point that it is causing 21% [...]

A Great Reset in Afghanistan?

By |August 31st, 2021|

In this new video, two geopolitical experts - Anatol Lieven and Raffaello Pantucci - discuss the real consequences of current events in Afghanistan. They conclude that some of the feared consequences may be exaggerated, while [...]

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