4 07, 2022

Getting Brexit Undone

By |2022-07-04T11:59:15+00:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Reports & Policy Briefs, UK, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , , |

  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 [...]

15 06, 2022

Brexit can be undone. And so it should be.

By |2022-06-16T10:44:27+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Citizens’ rights|Tags: , , , , |

This article forms part of the Trust's new project Brexit Can Be Undone, for which we are currently fundraising. Please click here to support this project. “There is no case for rejoining.  What I want to see now is not just Brexit done in the sense that we’re technically out of [...]

4 05, 2022

WEBINAR: What kind of federation for the European Union?

By |2022-05-19T10:40:48+00:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Blog, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , |

18th May 2022 WATCH THE RECORDED LIVESTREAM HERE or in the player below:   Presentation by Tony Czarnecki - Economist, futurist, and Managing Partner of Sustensis, London Followed by a discussion chaired by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   Although the European Federation is formally not on the EU [...]

24 01, 2022

Post-Brexit Trade Flows with the EU: What Leavers overlooked

By |2022-01-24T16:19:58+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , |

“I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but …. we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais route.” Dominic Raab, 20 November 2018, subsequently Foreign Secretary 2019 to 2021, revealing his unsuitability for the post. Introduction The formal enactment of Brexit came into force on January 31st 2020, complete [...]

13 01, 2022

Support our work

By |2022-05-13T12:16:40+00:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

The Federal Trust receives no public funding and is therefore dependent upon donations to be able in the years to come to continue our work in favour of federalist philosophy and policies, at the global, European and national level. Any donations, large or small, will be received with gratitude. Any [...]

17 12, 2021

Barnier’s Secret Brexit Diary – A British perspective

By |2021-12-17T16:34:34+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

This book is one of the most important ever written on Britain’s tortuous relationship with Europe in the last 50 years. It has been dismissed as a book written by a haut fonctionnaire, what in English would be called a Whitehall Mandarin. Nothing could be further from the truth. The [...]

1 12, 2021

The Macron Obsession – a Very English Virus

By |2021-12-01T15:18:03+00:00December 1st, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 in the Straits of Dover, the Daily Mail summed up the style and language of the Francophobe [...]

4 11, 2021

Citizens’ Senate – Towards Consensual Presidential Democracy

By |2021-11-04T12:34:29+00:00November 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Anyone hoping the US under President Biden will restore its own democracy to the level at which it could be an example for most of the world, must be quite disappointed. Even deeper disappointment must be felt by millions of anglophiles who were looking towards Britain as a gold-plated model [...]

28 09, 2021

The German elections and the future of the euro

By |2021-09-28T15:03:32+00:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Future of Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

The extraordinarily tight outcome of the German elections has created the danger for the European Union of prolonged negotiations before the next federal government can be formed, lasting even as long as until Christmas. However, it also contains a most significant opportunity. This is not merely due to the defection [...]

21 09, 2021

Levelling Up … Public Spending?

By |2021-09-21T12:13:33+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , |

by Prof. Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, and Dr. Carole Talbot, Research Associate, University of Cambridge   ‘Levelling Up’ is back in the headlines with the move of Michael Gove to what has now become the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. One [...]

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