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7 02, 2023

VIDEO: It Will Take Time to Reverse Brexit

By |2023-02-07T16:07:07+00:00February 7th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, Professor Chris Grey argues that relations between the EU and UK would improve significantly under a British government which adopted a less confrontational tone towards the EU. Neither the EU nor the UK would be well served however by a premature reversal of Brexit. Both [...]

7 02, 2023

New EU Machinery Regulation Poses Challenges and Benefits for UK Machinery Exporters to the Single Market

By |2023-02-07T14:45:22+00:00February 7th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Andrew Hood and Peter Sellar, Fieldfisher LLP and Bob Savic, Federal Trust Divergence risks grow in post-Brexit EU and UK machinery standards The European Union’s new Machinery Regulation, approved by the EU Council of Ministers and the European Parliament in late January 2023, extensively revises the 2006 Machinery Directive.  [...]

18 01, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit – A Dream That Is Dying

By |2023-01-18T15:51:56+00:00January 18th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, Professor A.C.Grayling discusses the path by which he believes Brexit can and should be reversed. For Brexit to be durably reversed, changes will however be necessary to the British electoral system. Before accepting British reentry into the EU, our European neighbours will want reassurance that [...]

18 01, 2023

WEBINAR: Regionalising Democracy in the UK

By |2023-01-31T18:16:27+00:00January 18th, 2023|Categories: 2023, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution|

An Elected Upper Chamber of the Devolved Nations and English Regions 30th January 2023 WATCH THE RECORDING HERE Or in the player below Britain's sufferance of an unelected House of Lords has expired. Reforms have been promised since 1911, but now Sir Keir Starmer has declared an incoming Labour government, [...]

6 12, 2022

VIDEO: Will Brexit and Farage Destroy the Conservative Party?

By |2022-12-06T14:14:58+00:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a new video discussion with our Director Brendan Donnelly, our Chairman John Stevens points to Brexit and other divisions already tearing the Conservative Party apart. He argues that the Reform Party will be able to exploit these divisions, particularly if Nigel Farage becomes its leader. If, moreover, the Reform [...]

22 11, 2022

VIDEO: Hunting for Brexit Benefits

By |2022-11-22T14:19:35+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt realise Brexit is in trouble. The suggestion that the UK might enjoy a "Swiss-style" relationship with the EU is however unrealistic. Neither the EU nor the Brexiteer's European Research Group (ERG) would ever permit it. The [...]

22 11, 2022

Regionalizing Democracy in the United Kingdom – The Case for an Upper House of the Nations and Regions

By |2022-11-22T14:01:10+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog, Federalism, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr Andrew Black, Global Policy Institute, [email protected] and   Professor Sam Whimster, Global Policy Institute, [email protected]     Rationale for change and reform: Britain is one of the most centralized democracies in the OECD. Resource allocation decisions are centralized in London, and instructions are handed down ‘vertically’ to the devolved nations and [...]

11 11, 2022

EVENT: Energy dependency and foreign policy – Dilemmas for the UK, Germany, and the EU

By |2022-11-22T19:01:45+00:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Europe, Global, UK|Tags: , , , |

Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute 22nd November 2022 Watch the recorded livestream of this event here or in the player below:   It was Russian President Putin’s hope that the West would acquiesce in the attack on Ukraine because of the dependency of leading European countries on [...]

14 10, 2022

VIDEO: Unexpected Realism on Northern Ireland from Liz Truss

By |2022-10-22T14:31:33+00:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, the former European Editor ​of The Guardian John Palmer speaks about the apparent pragmatism of the new Conservative government in discussing the Northern Ireland Protocol. Differences about the implementation of the Protocol remain, but the UK and the EU seem eager to find a solution [...]

7 10, 2022

EVENT: A Federal Future for the UK?

By |2022-11-24T09:08:45+00:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , , |

Joint Conference by The James Madison Charitable Trust and The Federal Trust for Education and Research 29th October 2022 The union holding together the nations of the United Kingdom has come under strain. Challenges include the announcement of a referendum on independence in Scotland, the constitutional review by the Commission [...]

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