28 07, 2021

Video: Brexit – The Northern Ireland Protocol and a Sick Government

By |2021-07-28T16:41:55+00:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video, Professor Richard Rose of the University of Strathclyde argues that the British government's attitude towards the Northern Ireland Protocol is a profoundly unhealthy one. It stems from the misplaced beliefs that the UK can dictate the terms of its external relations, that the UK's partners have no [...]

23 07, 2021

Video: “Freedom Day, Cummings and Brexit – That Was the Week That Was”

By |2021-07-23T12:33:12+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The week beginning 19th July was an eventful one in British politics. Our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses Freedom Day, Dominic Cummings and the Northern Ireland Protocol. He concludes that Boris Johnson’s position is shakier than it seems. So is the future of the UK under Johnson’s Premiership:   Watch previous [...]

23 07, 2021

Webinar Video: British Business Banking – The Failure of Finance Provision for SMEs

By |2021-07-23T12:04:51+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: 2021, Europe, UK, Video|Tags: , , , , |

At this webinar on 21st July 2021, Dr Michael Lloyd, Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute, discussed the findings and proposals contained in his recently published book “British Business Banking - The Failure of Finance Provision for SMEs”, published in April 2021 by Agenda Publishing. [...]

12 07, 2021

POSTPONED: “Reforming the Union – The Welsh Perspective”

By |2021-07-19T14:15:23+00:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Forthcoming Events, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , , , , |

POSTPONED ***Please note that this webinar (originally planned for 20th July) had to be postoned due to health reasons. We are currently working towards a new date in September and will update our website accordingly.***   At this webinar, Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution in [...]

12 07, 2021

Video: “Brexit has ended the Golden Age of the City of London”

By |2021-07-12T12:44:52+00:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video, financial analyst and Federal Trust Council member Graham Bishop and our Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's recent Mansion House speech. The speech acknowledges the importance of financial services for the British economy. But it gives little hope that the British government [...]

9 07, 2021

Video: “Brexit – Which way back into Europe for the UK?”

By |2021-07-09T12:30:50+00:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this video conversation, Dr Michael Lloyd of Global Policy Institute and our Director Brendan Donnelly discuss how, when and whether the UK will rejoin the EU. Michael advocates first joining the European Economic Area as a possible first step towards rejoining the European Union, while Brendan argues that it [...]

7 07, 2021

Book launch: British Business Banking – The Failure of Finance Provision for SMEs

By |2021-07-21T14:58:31+00:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: 2021, UK|Tags: , , , |

21st July 2021 The recording of this webinar will be available shortly. At this webinar, Dr Michael Lloyd, Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute, discussed the findings and proposals contained in his recently published book “British Business Banking - The Failure of Finance Provision for [...]

30 06, 2021

Video: “Brexit – So little said, so much to say”

By |2021-06-30T13:10:44+00:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Director Brendan Donnelly criticises the main British political parties for their reluctance to talk about Brexit. He thinks this reluctance stems primarily from calculations of political advantage. These calculations may however be mistaken. The Labour Party in particular may end up alienating all its potential supporters. [...]

30 06, 2021

Whose Wales? Calls for greater self-government in Wales scrutinised by new book

By |2021-06-30T09:02:02+00:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Glyndwr Cennydd Jones   Glyndwr Cennydd Jones is an advocate for greater cross-party consensus in Wales and for a UK-wide constitutional convention. A catalogue of his articles and essays can be found here.   In this article, Glyndwr Cennydd Jones explores Whose Wales? The Battle for Welsh Devolution and Nationhood, [...]

29 06, 2021

Exploiting and transcending the Johnson binary: the prospects for an electoral pact

By |2021-06-29T15:49:24+00:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Division has been central to the electoral strength of the Johnson Conservative Party. It might also prove key to understanding its potential weakness. Conservative victory in December 2019 was achieved partly through identifying a social cleavage and securing a large proportion of the support of those on one side of [...]

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