25 01, 2022

Video: Building links with the EU after the next UK elections

By |2022-01-25T15:16:38+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Video|Tags: |

by Professor Richard Rose In this video, Professor Richard Rose argues that a change of government after the next election will open opportunities for pragmatic piecemeal repair of Britain’s relations with the European Union. It will not create a mandate for rejoining the EU. SPEAKER: Richard Rose is professor of [...]

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 [...]

14 01, 2022

VIDEO: “Brexit – What Rejoiners Can Learn from UKIP”

By |2022-01-14T15:16:11+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that opponents of Brexit have no reason to conceal their desire to rejoin the European Union. On the contrary, they can imitate the vigour and outspokenness of Brexit’s advocates in the first fifteen years of this century:    

11 01, 2022

Webinar: Time for a European Federation

By |2022-01-27T09:06:08+00:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Europe, Federalism, Future of Europe|Tags: , |

 26th January 2022 To mark the publication of a new book entitled "Time for a European Federation", the Federal Trust organised a webinar with the author, Yannis Karamitsios, presenting the book's argument. Speaker: Yannis Karamitsios is a legal adviser to the European Commission. His book “Time for a European Federation” [...]

17 12, 2021

“Global Britain” is fading under strained international supply chains and Brexit woes

By |2021-12-17T16:33:47+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, Europe|

In response to the decline in Britain’s international trade, during the pandemic and since the end of the EU transition period, the government has launched a new trade strategy to boost exports up to £1 trillion a year by the end of the decade.  The new scheme is likely to [...]

17 12, 2021

Europe-India: new strategic challenges

By |2021-12-17T16:34:18+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, EU-India Think Tank Twinning, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

This article was first published by the Robert Schuman Foundation The most recent India-EU summits, held on 15 July 2020 and 8 May 2021, significantly enhanced the strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship. India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the European Union when representatives of the then [...]

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 [...]

25 11, 2021

Video: Brexit Is Dimming the Lights of the City of London

By |2021-12-03T09:29:49+00:00November 25th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this  Federal Trust video, our Council member Graham Bishop argues that the current controversy over central counterparties (CCPs) is symbolic of the difficulties facing the City of London after Brexit. The City will not lose its dominant position in this sector overnight, but the EU sees building up its [...]

22 11, 2021

Statement by Federal Trust about Re-joining Europe

By |2021-11-23T11:16:46+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Council, Europe|Tags: |

For over 75 years, the Federal Trust has studied the interactions between regional, national, European, and global levels of government. It has nurtured a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it. We have warned that Brexit could seriously damage Britain’s prosperity and standing in the world. [...]

19 11, 2021

Video: Brexit is the Project of a Ruthless Elite

By |2021-11-19T14:45:02+00:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, Federal Trust Director Brendan Donnelly argues that the economic and political problems generated by Brexit are of little concern to its leading sponsors. Their primary interest lies in rupturing the British connection to the European mainland as quickly and thoroughly as possible. The result is a debasement [...]

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