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Welcome

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.

Read the Federal Trust’s Statement on Rejoining the European Union.

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VIDEO: “Brexit – What Rejoiners Can Learn from UKIP”

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that opponents of Brexit have no reason to conceal their desire to rejoin the European Union. On the contrary, they can imitate the vigour and outspokenness of Brexit’s advocates in the first fifteen years of this century:    

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Webinar: Time for a European Federation

By |January 11th, 2022|

Wednesday, 26th January 2022 17.00 – 19.00 GMT Webinar on Zoom REGISTRATION   To mark the publication of a new book entitled "Time for a European Federation", the Federal Trust will be organising a webinar [...]

The Macron Obsession – a Very English Virus

By |December 1st, 2021|

What is it about England’s right-wing journalism and France? The obsessive hate against France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in papers like the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, and Spectator is without precedent. As news arrived of the death of 27 refugees drowned [...]

Statement by Federal Trust about Re-joining Europe

By |November 22nd, 2021|

For over 75 years, the Federal Trust has studied the interactions between regional, national, European, and global levels of government. It has nurtured a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it. [...]

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