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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.

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Getting Brexit Undone

  Getting Brexit Undone by Professor Andrew Blick 4th July 2022   DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE Executive Summary Acceptance is growing that Brexit is a source of considerable harm to the UK. Even among supporters of leaving who remain committed to their cause, there is recognition of serious problems connected [...]

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Getting Brexit Undone

By |July 4th, 2022|

  Getting Brexit Undone by Professor Andrew Blick 4th July 2022   DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE Executive Summary Acceptance is growing that Brexit is a source of considerable harm to the UK. Even among supporters [...]

EU Court abandons Westphalian system

By |July 4th, 2022|

The verdicts of the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) in the cases of Poland and Hungary concerning the rule of law, which have been delivered on 16 February, are not only consequential for the functioning [...]

VIDEO: Will the EU go nuclear?

By |June 27th, 2022|

In this new Federal Trust video, John Stevens explores an aspect of the war in Ukraine which has so far received relatively little attention: nuclear weapons. It is clear that a key reason Putin has [...]

VIDEO: Are Boris Johnson & Brexit Finished?

By |June 10th, 2022|

In this video, our Chairman Johns Stevens and Director  Brendan Donnelly discuss Boris Johnson’s chances of survival as Prime Minister. They also consider the implications of his current  weakened position for Brexit and in particular [...]

Brexit Can Be Undone

By |June 1st, 2022|

The damaging consequences of Brexit become clearer every day. The longer Brexit continues, the more damage it will do. In response, the Federal Trust is launching a new project entitled "Brexit Can Be Undone", looking [...]

VIDEO: Post-Brexit Britain and the Ukraine War

By |May 31st, 2022|

In this Federal Trust video, the Trust’s Director Brendan Donnelly discusses with Professor Richard Rose the impact of the war in Ukraine on the UK’s geopolitical standing. They conclude that the current British government will [...]

A Design for Modern Britain: Confederal Federalism

By |May 13th, 2022|

by Glyndwr Cennydd Jones In recent years, the national borders extant within these isles have been reaffirmed through Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, the trend for significant divergence in policy stances across the various [...]

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