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16 12, 2016

May’s Rocky Road Ahead: Why Brexit May Not Happen

By |2016-12-16T13:43:37+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

In this article our director Brendan Donnelly argues that the triggering of Article 50 will not be the end of the Brexit story. Mrs May is likely to face over the next two years growing obstacles in her path of extricating the UK from the European Union. There is a [...]

4 11, 2016

A “Titanic” success for the government in the High Court

By |2016-11-07T09:39:20+00:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

  By Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   When challenged about its claimed right to initiate the process of taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union without Parliamentary consent, Mrs. May’s government has relied on two arguments, one legal and one political. The first is that the [...]

7 10, 2016

I am their leader. I must follow them.

By |2016-10-07T10:00:13+00:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: |

  By Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   It should have surprised nobody that it took a bare three months for Theresa May to metamorphose from tepid advocate of continuing British membership of the European Union into an enthusiastic proselytiser at the Conservative Party conference for the benefits of [...]

2 09, 2016

“When we have decided what you voted for, we will tell you.”

By |2016-09-02T13:46:41+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , |

  by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   It used to be claimed during the Cold War that in the countries of the Soviet bloc elections could not take place until the government had decided what their result should be. Here, we order these matters differently. We had a [...]

5 08, 2016

Brexit, what Brexit?

By |2016-08-17T06:59:58+00:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

  by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   Recently installed as she is at 10 Downing Street, Theresa May has probably not yet given much thought to her resignation honours list when she ceases to be Prime Minister. If she does, an obvious candidate for preferment should be the [...]

5 08, 2016

The Countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Brexit impact

By |2016-08-05T11:16:53+00:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

by Viara Bojkova, Head of Geo-Economics Porgramme and Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute   While the UK economy and the society are still adjusting to the new political and business reality, to make any final conclusions about the Brexit impact on the rest of Europe seems challenging. My intention [...]

15 07, 2016

The light at the end of the tunnel is several oncoming trains

By |2016-07-15T13:14:49+00:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

  By Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust for Education & Research Until the time of writing (15th July) the chaos wreaked on the United Kingdom by the disruptive and unexpected outcome of Mr. Cameron’s referendum on 23rd June has been more obviously political than economic. The personal ambitions and [...]

29 06, 2016

We have seen the future and it doesn’t work

By |2016-06-29T10:13:23+00:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

  By Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   It was a favourite dictum of the late Robin Leigh Pemberton, former Governor of the Bank of England, that it was easy to predict the future but impossible to know when it would happen. Events since 23rd June have more than [...]

20 06, 2016

Brexit: Why the Larger English-Speaking World is Against It

By |2016-06-20T11:15:31+00:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

Our Greatness Lies in Staying in Not Pulling out By Ira Straus, U.S. Coordinator of the Committee on Eastern Europe and Russia in NATO, an independent policy analysis organization; and Chair of the Center for War/Peace Studies   Americans and Britons have a common interest in avoiding Brexit. I hope it [...]

10 05, 2016

Lessons from Canada

By |2016-05-10T11:04:00+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Europe|

By Jonathan Scott,  a Canadian writer currently at Cardiff School of Law and Politics. @J_Scott_ American President Barack Obama recently made headlines arguing against a leave vote in the Brexit referendum. Obama’s remarks were the second time in recent weeks the leave campaign was put on the defensive by a [...]