11 05, 2021

Webinar: Covid-19 and centralism in British Government

By |2021-05-11T14:59:11+00:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Federalism, Forthcoming Events, UK|Tags: , |

Wednesday, 16the June 2021 12.00 - 13.30 BST Online event on Zoom REGISTER HERE This will be the second event in our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?". Our speakers will discuss how the UK’s various tiers of government coped, and co-ordinated, during the pandemic. SPEAKERS: Dr Janice Morphet [...]

7 05, 2021

Webinar: Federal Futures – Administration Matters?

By |2021-05-07T13:59:18+00:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Forthcoming Events, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , |

ADMINISTRATION MATTERS? Wednesday, 19 May 2021 12.30 – 14.00 (BST) Webinar on Zoom REGISTER HERE   The first event of our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?" will look at the changing structures and issues for governments and general public administration in, and between, England, Scotland and Wales. Speakers: [...]

7 05, 2021

Webinar Series: Federal Futures?

By |2021-05-11T15:31:19+00:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Forthcoming Events, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , |

The Covid-19 crisis, the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda and the SNPs desire for another Scottish independence referendum are together raising issues about the various tiers and responsibilities of UK governments. Professor Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, will be organising a series of webinars for the Federal Trust on [...]

23 04, 2021

Video: The End of the United Kingdom? It may come sooner than we think

By |2021-04-23T13:56:40+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Council member John Palmer and Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick discuss the threats to the internal cohesion of the United Kingdom arising from Brexit and Covid-19. They believe in particular that it will be difficult to avoid holding a second referendum on independence for Scotland. [...]

14 04, 2021

Book Review: A European giant little known in the UK

By |2021-04-16T09:06:47+00:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: EU Policies & Institutions, Europe, Federalism, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

Book Review by Brendan Donnelly, Director of The Federal Trust, of “Hitler's Cosmopolitan Bastard" by Dr Martyn Bond   Martyn Bond’s fascinating biography of Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (RCK) can be read and enjoyed on a number of levels, as a biography of its subject, as a history of European politics [...]

17 03, 2021

North East England can bounce back from Covid and Brexit

By |2021-03-17T12:43:45+00:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, North East|

by James Ramsbotham CBE James Ramsbotham CBE, Chief Executive of the North East of England Chamber of Commerce.    From a distinguished army career in the Royal Green Jackets he later worked for Barclays Bank and was Vice Chair of the Esh Group construction and built environment group of companies.  James also [...]

16 03, 2021

AI, London and Europe

By |2021-03-16T18:32:24+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, London|

by Dr Hugh Lawson-Tancred, Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and Henry C.W. Price, Doctoral Researcher, Imperial College London   Mankind's last invention At the present critical juncture of world history, it is of vital strategic interest for the European Union to develop the capacity to match and perhaps [...]

12 03, 2021

Granting Indefinite Leave to Remain to Migrant NHS Workers

By |2021-03-12T12:46:38+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Coronavirus, Migration & Identity, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Political Advisor at ImmiNews   Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, many have argued that migrant healthcare workers have not been given the rightful respect or recognition which they truly deserve. Ever since the inception of the NHS in 1948, migrant workers have been essential to the operations [...]

5 03, 2021

VIDEO: After Brexit, a federal UK?

By |2021-03-05T14:03:52+00:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: |

In this video, Federal Trust Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick comments on the emerging debate about a more federalised United Kingdom. He argues that the nature of federalism has often been misunderstood in the UK because of the confused and confusing debate surrounding a European “federal superstate.” A growing [...]

5 03, 2021

The North East after Covid-19 and Brexit

By |2021-03-05T13:58:01+00:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, North East|

by Alastair Balls [*] Alastair Balls is a former Senior Economic Adviser to HM Treasury and former Northern Region Director for the Departments of Environment and of Transport.  Most recently his main involvement in the economic and social regeneration of the North East has been in the setting up of [...]