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 [...]

5 03, 2021

London’s Future as a City

By |2021-03-05T13:05:48+00:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, London|Tags: , |

by Jeremy Melvin Jeremy Melvin is an architectural historian, a curator, a writer, a journalist, and a regular consultant on matters of architectural history, politics, and practice. He is a Visiting Professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He has held a number of key influential roles and has, [...]

3 03, 2021

London: Learning from History

By |2021-03-03T12:49:19+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, London, UK|

by David Long David Long, a writer and journalist for more than 25 years, has appeared regularly on television and radio and has written for the Times, Sunday Times and London Evening Standard and a huge diversity of magazines around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including [...]

26 02, 2021

An autonomous London

By |2021-03-02T11:17:06+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Devolution, Federalism, London, UK Constitution|

by John Stevens and Dr Andrew Blick   John Stevens is the Chairman of the Federal Trust. He is a former MEP (1989 - 1999).   Dr Andrew Blick is Head of the Department of Political Economy and Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King's College London. He is [...]

26 02, 2021

The North East of England: Economic and political challenges and opportunities post-Covid and post-Brexit

By |2021-03-02T11:18:05+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Devolution, North East, UK Constitution|

by Joyce Quin Photo credit: UK Parliament/ CC BY 3.0 The Rt Hon. Baroness Joyce Quin is a member of the House of Lords.  She previously served in both the European Parliament and the House of Commons where she was MP for Gateshead. She was a government minister between [...]

4 01, 2021

The UK’s European Question is Far From Over

By |2021-01-06T12:09:46+00:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Devolution, Europe, Scotland, Trade, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This article was first published by Scottish Centre on European Relations As the start of 2021 looms, the EU and UK have a new relationship underpinned by their new trade and cooperation agreement. This agreement fractures, damages and complicates economic, political and social links between the UK and EU. And, [...]

23 12, 2020

Brexit and Covid-19: The year ends as it has taken place

By |2020-12-23T13:43:13+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The last weeks of 2020 will provide a slew of illustrative material for future historians wishing to highlight the moral and administrative decline of the British state in face of the challenges of Brexit and Covid-19. Pride of place will go to the twin nominations to the House of Lords [...]

21 12, 2020

The UK’s Chaotic Brexit Slide Towards 2021

By |2020-12-23T13:55:07+00:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Coronavirus, Devolution, Europe, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With Covid gridlock in Kent, chaotic borders have arrived earlier than expected, although stockpiling ahead of the end of the transition was already causing queues and a glimpse into the UK’s difficult post-Brexit future. As talks and haggling continue over fishing, one thing is clear: deal or no deal, four [...]

4 12, 2020

Brexit and the decline of democracy

By |2020-12-04T13:53:37+00:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Devolution, Europe, Europe, Federalism, Federalism, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , |

“The fabric of democracy is always fragile everywhere because it depends on the will of citizens to protect it, and when they become scared, when it becomes dangerous for them to defend it, it can go very quickly.” (Margaret Atwood) The deadline for ending the “transitional” arrangements for Britain’s relations [...]

13 11, 2020

For a European Health Union

By |2020-11-14T13:22:51+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Giovanni Brauzzi is a retired Italian diplomat. His last assignment was Ambassador to Jordan. Before that he was Deputy Political Director, in charge for security, disarmament and non-proliferation. Previously, he served in Lagos, Brussels, Nairobi, New York and London.   Republished with kind permission by ISPI: Istituto per gli Studi di [...]