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 [...]

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 |2021-10-13T09:25:59+00:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Climate Change, Europe, Forthcoming Events, 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 [...]

6 09, 2021

Democratic Citizenship Education in the Light of the Lisbon Treaty

By |2021-09-06T13:58:07+00:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Citizens’ rights, EU Policies & Institutions, Future of Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

The Treaty of Lisbon sheds fresh light on the purposes of EU citizenship education. The hallmark of the 2007 Lisbon Treaty is that it construes the EU as a dual democracy. The EU is not merely a Union of democratic States, but also functions as a democracy of its own.[1] [...]

2 09, 2021

Democratic federalism: are we there yet?

By |2021-09-02T14:37:09+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , |

This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe.   If there is one plus to the Covid-19 pandemic it is that many more people in the UK are aware we no longer live in a state with a single government in London. The regular TV appearances [...]

1 09, 2021

Angela Merkel, Britain and Europe: a view from offshore

By |2021-09-02T11:23:42+00:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Global|Tags: , , , , |

This essay was commissioned by Léo Keller on behalf of the Blogazoi blog, as part of a collection to be published following the German election.   It is over 21 years since Angela Merkel took over from Wolfgang Schäuble as leader of the CDU, Germany’s most consistently successful political party. Schäuble, the [...]

28 07, 2021

Video: Brexit – The Northern Ireland Protocol and a Sick Government

By |2021-07-28T16:41:55+00:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video, Professor Richard Rose of the University of Strathclyde argues that the British government's attitude towards the Northern Ireland Protocol is a profoundly unhealthy one. It stems from the misplaced beliefs that the UK can dictate the terms of its external relations, that the UK's partners have no [...]

23 07, 2021

Video: “Freedom Day, Cummings and Brexit – That Was the Week That Was”

By |2021-07-23T12:33:12+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The week beginning 19th July was an eventful one in British politics. Our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses Freedom Day, Dominic Cummings and the Northern Ireland Protocol. He concludes that Boris Johnson’s position is shakier than it seems. So is the future of the UK under Johnson’s Premiership:   Watch previous [...]

12 07, 2021

Video: “Brexit has ended the Golden Age of the City of London”

By |2021-07-12T12:44:52+00:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video, financial analyst and Federal Trust Council member Graham Bishop and our Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's recent Mansion House speech. The speech acknowledges the importance of financial services for the British economy. But it gives little hope that the British government [...]

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