2 10, 2020

EU-UK talks look like “tunnelling” toward a fudged deal

By |2020-10-09T11:46:02+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Will there be a No Deal Brexit or a Free Trade Agreement, of some kind, by 15th October 2020?  This was the date by which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted an accord should be reached or, as he put it, Britain would simply walk away. Regaining British sovereignty? Given [...]

21 09, 2020

The Level Playing Field – What’s it all about?

By |2020-09-21T11:49:46+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust podcast, the director of the Federal Trust, Brendan Donnelly, discusses with Dr Andrew Blick, Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust, the current state of the Brexit negotiations and in particular the importance of the Level Playing Field (LPF). The discussion is based on Dr Andrew [...]

2 09, 2020

Level Playing Field, Lopsided Logic?

By |2020-09-02T12:35:02+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , |

When the United Kingdom (UK) finally left the European Union (EU) earlier this year, it did so on the basis of a Withdrawal Agreement, attached to which was a Political Declaration. This latter text included within it a shared goal of establishing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The two parties [...]

22 07, 2020

How far can the Northern Ireland Protocol limit Brexit’s economic damage?

By |2020-07-22T09:45:01+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services, UK Devolution|Tags: , , |

Photo credit: Albert Bridge (Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 2.0)   The Brexit project entails much collateral damage. The most prominent potential victim of UK departure from the EU to date – though others will no doubt become increasingly difficult to ignore – has been the island of Ireland. [...]

22 06, 2020

Biting the bullet(s): an iconoclastic view on requesting an extension

By |2020-06-22T14:28:42+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

This article was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe on 12th June 2020. With the formal deadline for agreeing an extension to the UK’s transition period looming, the clamour intensifies by the hour for the Johnson government to back down on its commitment not to remain bound [...]

16 06, 2020

UK-EU Summit: Fishy

By |2020-06-17T14:30:41+00:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , |

The British government has been making a significant effort to present the video conference between the Prime Minister and the Presidents of the European Council, Commission and Parliament on Monday as constituting something of a breakthrough in the negotiations over the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European [...]

2 06, 2020

Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

By |2020-06-04T09:16:04+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Foreign Policy & Defence, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Bob Savic Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University; Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; 2nd June 2020   The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other [...]

18 05, 2020

Where will the jet-set go after Brexit?

By |2020-06-04T11:21:13+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University 18th May 2020 An interesting side-effect of Brexit is that currently, UK tax-resident non-domicile individual clients are increasingly, and understandably, seeking alternative residence in largely English-speaking European jurisdictions, such as Malta and [...]

18 05, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Asia’s White Rice Is the New Black Gold

By |2020-06-04T11:53:45+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Global, Trade, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Bob SavicSenior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute; Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute, Nottingham University 7th May 2020 This article was first published by The Diplomat For Eduardo Astrero, a small-hold farmer in the Philippines’ lowlands province of Nueva Ecija, located north of Manila on the [...]

30 04, 2020

How different will this time be? Assessing the prospects for economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

By |2020-06-04T15:56:13+00:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Europe, Trade, UK, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons by Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute and Professor Jun Qian, Professor of Finance and Executive Dean at Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University 22nd [...]