Covid and Brexit: Twin challenges for London and the North East of England
2020 will be remembered as the year of Brexit and Covid-19. The Federal Trust has been considering the implications of these twin traumatic events for two regions of the UK, London and the North East of England. The President of the Federal Trust, Baroness Quin, and the Chairman, John Stevens, have collaborated in the production of a series of articles to highlight the similarities and contrasts between the two regions as they face these new challenges.
Please find here a list of all articles in this Federal Trust project. The chapters will initially be published in parallel pairs, with an ebook containing all the chapters being made available in March. They cover a wide range of topics, including history, politics and economics as well as the built environment.
Later in the year we will be holding a conference on this project, offering the opportunity to further explore and discuss the issues raised in the articles. We hope this project will contribute to discussion and reflection on the appropriateness or otherwise of the present governance arrangements for England, a topic sometimes forgotten as vigorous discussions rightly continue about the governance of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.