About Brendan Donnelly

Director, The Federal Trust; Former MEP (1994-1999)
17 06, 2022

VIDEO: Brexit undermines the rule of law in the UK

By |2022-06-17T13:38:25+00:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses the British government's attempt to rewrite the Northern Ireland Protocol; its attempt to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda; and the resignation of the government's ethics adviser Lord Geidt. He argues that all three episodes show a government indifferent to the rule [...]

10 06, 2022

VIDEO: Are Boris Johnson & Brexit Finished?

By |2022-06-10T13:03:08+00:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

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 for the Northern Ireland Protocol. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE or in the player below:   [...]

11 05, 2022

VIDEO: Brexit – Macron’s Vision and the Northern Ireland Protocol

By |2022-05-11T13:57:58+00:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this new Federal Trust video Brendan Donnelly and John Stevens discuss the speech of President Macron to the European Parliament and its possible implications for relations between the UK and the European Union. They also discuss the likely outcome of the current negotiations on the Northern Ireland protocol and [...]

29 04, 2022

VIDEO: What Does Macron’s Re-Election Mean for France, for Europe and for Brexit?

By |2022-04-29T13:10:49+00:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this  Federal Trust video our Chairman John Stevens and Director  Brendan Donnelly analyse the recent French Presidential Elections. They conclude that France and Macron are in a powerful position to press for further European integration. This move towards further European integration will be an uncomfortable experience for the UK [...]

1 04, 2022

VIDEO: Partygate is Brexit in Microcosm

By |2022-04-01T13:23:24+00:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Director Brendan Donnelly and Chairman John Stevens discuss Partygate and its possible implications for the next General Election. They fear that the dysfunction introduced into the British political system by Brexit and its advocates may allow Boris Johnson to survive this challenge to his Premiership. WATCH [...]

25 03, 2022

VIDEO: Getting Brexit Undone: In small steps or with a Big Bang?

By |2022-03-25T14:48:51+00:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this new video, John Stevens and Brendan Donnelly discuss the idea of some pro-Europeans, including now the Liberal Democrats, that the UK should seek to rejoin the EU by small steps. They conclude that such gradualism has little chance of success, since it will be unattractive to the EU [...]

11 03, 2022

Video: The War in Ukraine, the EU and Brexit

By |2022-03-11T14:52:43+00:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the latest developments in the war in Ukraine and the war’s dramatic impact on the EU and the UK: WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Or in the player below:   SPEAKERS: Brendan Donnelly is the director of [...]

9 02, 2022

VIDEO: The Breakup of the Brexit Coalition

By |2022-02-09T14:22:02+00:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, the Trust's Director Brendan Donnelly and Chairman John Stevens discuss the divisions within the pro-Brexit coalition which have been laid bare by the current turbulence in British politics. Within the Conservative Party, English nationalists are jostling with British nationalists, while globalists are jostling with protectionists. [...]

14 01, 2022

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

By |2022-01-14T15:16:11+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , |

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:    

19 11, 2021

Video: Brexit is the Project of a Ruthless Elite

By |2021-11-19T14:45:02+00:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, Federal Trust Director Brendan Donnelly argues that the economic and political problems generated by Brexit are of little concern to its leading sponsors. Their primary interest lies in rupturing the British connection to the European mainland as quickly and thoroughly as possible. The result is a debasement [...]

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