29 11, 2021

Webinar: Goldilocks Government – neither too big nor too small

By |2021-11-29T14:31:21+00:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: Forthcoming Events, Other, UK|

Tuesday, 14th December 2021 17.00 - 19.00 GMT Webinar on Zoom REGISTER HERE The 20th century saw governmental expenditure in the developed world grow from about 10% of GDP to somewhere between a third and half of GDP.  Now the pandemic, the climate crisis and ageing populations are creating the conditions [...]

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 [...]

17 11, 2021

Webinar: Populism and demagogy in Europe – Causes, consequences and responses

By |2021-11-29T11:08:08+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Forthcoming Events, Global|Tags: , , , , |

Joint event by The Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute   7th December 2021 17.00 – 19.00 (GMT) Panel Discussion on Zoom, followed by Q&A REGISTRATION A wave of populism has shaken Europe in recent years, expressed not only by political parties, but also by anti-globalisation movements and other [...]

15 11, 2021

Webinar: A Citizens’ Senate – Towards Consensual Presidential Democracy

By |2021-11-15T16:27:48+00:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Forthcoming Events, Future of Europe, UK|Tags: , , , |

30th November 2021 17.00 - 19.00 Webinar on Zoom REGISTER HERE At this event, Tony Czarnecki, author of the recent Federal Trust blog Citizens’ Senate – Towards Consensual Presidential Democracy, will present and discuss his ideas on how to renew and invigorate the democratic system in the UK. The biggest disadvantage [...]

7 10, 2021

Video: “The Brexit Taboo in British Politics”

By |2021-10-07T13:10:42+00:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this video, the Director of the Federal Trust, Brendan Donnelly, talks about the reluctance of British politicians to discuss Brexit honestly and seriously. In particular, he disagrees with those who wish to rejoin the EU but are afraid to say so. He argues that those who want the UK [...]

30 09, 2021

VIDEO: British Musicians: Victims of Brexit?

By |2021-09-30T13:57:40+00:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, the musician and businessman Peter Cook discusses the implications of Brexit for British musicians touring in Europe with Federal Trust Director Brendan Donnelly. He fears that the new expenses and barriers imposed by Brexit will lead to fewer cultural and particularly musical exchanges between the UK and [...]

21 09, 2021

Levelling Up … Public Spending?

By |2021-09-21T12:13:33+00:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , |

by Prof. Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, and Dr. Carole Talbot, Research Associate, University of Cambridge   ‘Levelling Up’ is back in the headlines with the move of Michael Gove to what has now become the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. One [...]

17 09, 2021

Haste Ye Back

By |2021-09-17T11:49:23+00:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

This article was first published by the European Movement Scotland I had a dream of Europe. Brexit wrecked it. Boris Johnson and his ultra-nationalist cabal of English exceptionalists stole my dream and snuffed it out. From the age of 14, when I first went to Pierrefitte, then a village to [...]

10 09, 2021

EVENT: Climate Change: European responses to a global challenge

By |2021-11-09T18:30:30+00:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: 2021, Brexit, Climate Change, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute 12th October 2021 The COP26 meeting, hosted by the UK in November, will turn the spotlight on the global challenge of tackling climate change. At our webinar, our expert panel discussed the public policy responses to this challenge [...]

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