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

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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 [...]

2 09, 2021

Democratic federalism: are we there yet?

By |2021-09-02T14:37:09+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , |

This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe.   If there is one plus to the Covid-19 pandemic it is that many more people in the UK are aware we no longer live in a state with a single government in London. The regular TV appearances [...]

1 09, 2021

Angela Merkel, Britain and Europe: a view from offshore

By |2021-09-02T11:23:42+00:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Global|Tags: , , , , |

This essay was commissioned by Léo Keller on behalf of the Blogazoi blog, as part of a collection to be published following the German election.   It is over 21 years since Angela Merkel took over from Wolfgang Schäuble as leader of the CDU, Germany’s most consistently successful political party. Schäuble, the [...]

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