30 03, 2021

Video: The fallout from Brexit continues

By |2021-03-30T16:44:08+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this new video, our Chairman, John Stevens, and Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the post-Brexit state of UK/EU relations. They argue that the present British government will generally seek  a confrontational relationship with the EU over the coming months. This confrontation will be a source of instability in Northern Ireland and encourage the forces [...]

26 03, 2021

From fishing fleets to breweries, companies in the north-east face ruin under the Brexit deal

By |2021-03-26T13:12:47+00:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Baroness Quin 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 1997 and 2001 including being Minister for Europe. [...]

24 03, 2021

Turing’s one-way street does not match the Erasmus highway

By |2021-03-24T12:32:16+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Dr Hywel Ceri Jones Hywel Ceri Jones was the EU Commission’s Director for Education, Training and Youth when Erasmus was founded in 1987.   This article was first published by Yorkshire Bylines. Internationally, there is widespread recognition for the impressive reputation and record of the EU’s Erasmus Plus programme as a [...]

23 03, 2021

Does the Integrated Review Make Sense?

By |2021-03-23T15:56:08+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The government’s new Integrated Review is by and large an unimpressive document. It is long and repetitive, with for example the phrase “S&T a core skill” appearing 48 times. It is intellectually self-contradictory in its constant tension between Britain’s post Brexit “independence” and the need for multilateralism. It is work [...]

22 03, 2021

First America.  Now Europe. Nationalist Populist Politics Losing Appeal Except in Britain

By |2021-03-24T14:54:25+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Denis MacShane Former Minister for Europe. His latest book Brexiternity. The Uncertain Fate of Britain is published by IB Tauris-Bloomsbury. Recent elections in Europe raise the question: Is the decade of populism over? For ten years the heralds of populism from the Dutch-American Professor, Cas Mudde, a  favourite of the Guardian on the [...]

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 [...]

16 03, 2021

Europeans must keep building a more inclusive democracy

By |2021-03-16T13:56:15+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Citizens’ rights, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was first published by The Brussels Times Belarus is a case apart but even inside the EU, states like Hungary are far from being in the top division when it comes to proving their democratic credentials. One indication of how committed the EU is in practice to the [...]

16 03, 2021

‘Global Britain’ or ‘Global England’: Why the UK’s new foreign policy won’t go down well in Scotland

By |2021-03-16T12:29:49+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Foreign Policy & Defence, Scotland, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This article was first published by the Scottish Centre on European Relations The UK government’s integrated defence and foreign policy review is about to see the light of day. Some of its likely approach is already clear. ‘Global Britain’ may be a mixture of post-Brexit ideology, imperial power nostalgia and [...]

12 03, 2021

Video: “After Brexit: Are the EU and UK on a Collision Course?”

By |2021-03-15T10:35:15+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Scotland, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Chairman, John Stevens, and Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the likely future course of EU-UK relations and whether the two are on a collision course. They expect that friction will be the dominant feature of the relationship, and predict that a political force will emerge in the medium term [...]