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11 05, 2021

Webinar: Covid-19 and centralism in British Government

By |2021-05-11T14:59:11+00:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Federalism, Forthcoming Events, UK|Tags: , |

Wednesday, 16the June 2021 12.00 - 13.30 BST Online event on Zoom REGISTER HERE This will be the second event in our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?". Our speakers will discuss how the UK’s various tiers of government coped, and co-ordinated, during the pandemic. SPEAKERS: Dr Janice Morphet [...]

7 05, 2021

Webinar: Federal Futures – Administration Matters?

By |2021-05-07T13:59:18+00:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Forthcoming Events, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , |

ADMINISTRATION MATTERS? Wednesday, 19 May 2021 12.30 – 14.00 (BST) Webinar on Zoom REGISTER HERE   The first event of our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?" will look at the changing structures and issues for governments and general public administration in, and between, England, Scotland and Wales. Speakers: [...]

7 05, 2021

Webinar Series: Federal Futures?

By |2021-05-11T15:31:19+00:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Forthcoming Events, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , |

The Covid-19 crisis, the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda and the SNPs desire for another Scottish independence referendum are together raising issues about the various tiers and responsibilities of UK governments. Professor Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, will be organising a series of webinars for the Federal Trust on [...]

26 04, 2021

Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Age Assessment Changes Pose Safeguarding Risk

By |2021-04-26T12:49:22+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Migration & Identity, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Political Advisor and Writer at ImmiNews New government proposals to reform age assessments are putting asylum-seeking children at serious risk of mistakenly being deemed to be adults. The plans would allow more invasive tests to be undertaken on children arriving in this country, and could result in many [...]

23 04, 2021

Video: The End of the United Kingdom? It may come sooner than we think

By |2021-04-23T13:56:40+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Council member John Palmer and Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick discuss the threats to the internal cohesion of the United Kingdom arising from Brexit and Covid-19. They believe in particular that it will be difficult to avoid holding a second referendum on independence for Scotland. [...]

31 03, 2021

Covid & Brexit: Twin Challenges for London and the North East of England (full eBook)

By |2021-04-01T13:48:39+00:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: eBooks|Tags: , , , , |

The consequences of Brexit and Covid-19 will be felt throughout the country for many years to come. They will vary however in scope and intensity between the UK’s regions. The Federal Trust has compiled a collection of essays focussing on the challenges now facing two specific regions of the country, [...]

30 03, 2021

Video: The fallout from Brexit continues

By |2021-03-30T16:44:08+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this new video, our Chairman, John Stevens, and Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the post-Brexit state of UK/EU relations. They argue that the present British government will generally seek  a confrontational relationship with the EU over the coming months. This confrontation will be a source of instability in Northern Ireland and encourage the forces [...]

26 03, 2021

From fishing fleets to breweries, companies in the north-east face ruin under the Brexit deal

By |2021-03-26T13:12:47+00:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Baroness Quin The Rt Hon. Baroness Joyce Quin is a member of the House of Lords.  She previously served in both the European Parliament and the House of Commons where she was MP for Gateshead. She was a government minister between 1997 and 2001 including being Minister for Europe. [...]

24 03, 2021

Turing’s one-way street does not match the Erasmus highway

By |2021-03-24T12:32:16+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Dr Hywel Ceri Jones Hywel Ceri Jones was the EU Commission’s Director for Education, Training and Youth when Erasmus was founded in 1987.   This article was first published by Yorkshire Bylines. Internationally, there is widespread recognition for the impressive reputation and record of the EU’s Erasmus Plus programme as a [...]

22 03, 2021

First America.  Now Europe. Nationalist Populist Politics Losing Appeal Except in Britain

By |2021-03-24T14:54:25+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Denis MacShane Former Minister for Europe. His latest book Brexiternity. The Uncertain Fate of Britain is published by IB Tauris-Bloomsbury. Recent elections in Europe raise the question: Is the decade of populism over? For ten years the heralds of populism from the Dutch-American Professor, Cas Mudde, a  favourite of the Guardian on the [...]