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 [...]

12 03, 2021

Granting Indefinite Leave to Remain to Migrant NHS Workers

By |2021-03-12T12:46:38+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Citizens’ rights, Coronavirus, Migration & Identity, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

by Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Political Advisor at ImmiNews   Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, many have argued that migrant healthcare workers have not been given the rightful respect or recognition which they truly deserve. Ever since the inception of the NHS in 1948, migrant workers have been essential to the operations [...]

5 03, 2021

How Much Patience with Boris Johnson is Left in Europe?

By |2021-03-05T16:09:29+00:00March 5th, 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.   The most famous speech made in the Roman Senate was by Cicero denouncing a political adversary. “How much longer, Cataline, will you try our patience? How much longer will [...]

5 03, 2021

VIDEO: After Brexit, a federal UK?

By |2021-03-05T14:03:52+00:00March 5th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: |

In this video, Federal Trust Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick comments on the emerging debate about a more federalised United Kingdom. He argues that the nature of federalism has often been misunderstood in the UK because of the confused and confusing debate surrounding a European “federal superstate.” A growing [...]