1 04, 2022

VIDEO: Partygate is Brexit in Microcosm

By |2022-04-01T13:23:24+00:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Director Brendan Donnelly and Chairman John Stevens discuss Partygate and its possible implications for the next General Election. They fear that the dysfunction introduced into the British political system by Brexit and its advocates may allow Boris Johnson to survive this challenge to his Premiership. WATCH [...]

25 03, 2022

VIDEO: Getting Brexit Undone: In small steps or with a Big Bang?

By |2022-03-25T14:48:51+00:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this new video, John Stevens and Brendan Donnelly discuss the idea of some pro-Europeans, including now the Liberal Democrats, that the UK should seek to rejoin the EU by small steps. They conclude that such gradualism has little chance of success, since it will be unattractive to the EU [...]

11 03, 2022

Video: The War in Ukraine, the EU and Brexit

By |2022-03-11T14:52:43+00:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the latest developments in the war in Ukraine and the war’s dramatic impact on the EU and the UK: WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Or in the player below:   SPEAKERS: Brendan Donnelly is the director of [...]

4 03, 2022

The Ukrainian War and the Mistake of Brexit

By |2022-03-22T14:13:23+00:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The war, in which the Ukrainian army and citizens are defending the sovereignty of their country against foreign aggression, is about values. The values of human dignity, respect for life, democracy and the rule of law are under attack from a superpower, which is still thinking in geopolitical terms of [...]

2 03, 2022

VIDEO: Ukraine, Russia and Brexit: Europe’s stability under threat

By |2022-03-04T11:23:05+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its consequences for European security. They describe the radical change that has now taken place in European and particularly German thinking about security. They predict much greater future cohesion within the EU [...]

18 02, 2022

VIDEO: Can Brexit Be Reversed?

By |2022-02-18T14:42:10+00:00February 18th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the possibility and desirability of a campaign to rejoin the European Union. They accept that the current political system of the United Kingdom poses formidable barriers to any such campaign. They argue however that Rejoin campaigners need not [...]

9 02, 2022

VIDEO: The Breakup of the Brexit Coalition

By |2022-02-09T14:22:02+00:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, the Trust's Director Brendan Donnelly and Chairman John Stevens discuss the divisions within the pro-Brexit coalition which have been laid bare by the current turbulence in British politics. Within the Conservative Party, English nationalists are jostling with British nationalists, while globalists are jostling with protectionists. [...]

25 01, 2022

Video: Building links with the EU after the next UK elections

By |2022-01-25T15:16:38+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Video|Tags: |

by Professor Richard Rose In this video, Professor Richard Rose argues that a change of government after the next election will open opportunities for pragmatic piecemeal repair of Britain’s relations with the European Union. It will not create a mandate for rejoining the EU. SPEAKER: Richard Rose is professor of [...]

24 01, 2022

Post-Brexit Trade Flows with the EU: What Leavers overlooked

By |2022-01-24T16:19:58+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , |

“I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but …. we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais route.” Dominic Raab, 20 November 2018, subsequently Foreign Secretary 2019 to 2021, revealing his unsuitability for the post. Introduction The formal enactment of Brexit came into force on January 31st 2020, complete [...]

14 01, 2022

VIDEO: “Brexit – What Rejoiners Can Learn from UKIP”

By |2022-01-14T15:16:11+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that opponents of Brexit have no reason to conceal their desire to rejoin the European Union. On the contrary, they can imitate the vigour and outspokenness of Brexit’s advocates in the first fifteen years of this century:    

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