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13 08, 2020

Can Johnson avoid a no-deal Brexit?

By |2020-08-13T16:35:12+00:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , |

This article was first published by The Parliament Magazine. There was a time when Brexit was the only thing we wanted to talk about. Now it seems to be a conversation stopper on both sides of the channel. Many Britons are walking instead of talking. A recent study has shown [...]

15 04, 2020

Brexit: Transition in a time of pandemic

By |2020-06-04T16:28:31+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 15th April 2020 Michel Barnier and David Frost are due to resume today (15th April) their negotiations interrupted by the Coronavirus. If Brexit were a project built on rational economic or political foundations, the British government would by now have sought an extension of [...]

28 02, 2020

Brexit Futures – Preparing to change the game

By |2020-06-23T15:51:36+00:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , |

by Peter CookBusiness and organisation consultant; Author of "Let's Talk about Brex..it"@AcademyofRock 28th February 2020 Brexit will unravel of its own contradictions.  I believe this will be sooner rather than later.  Brexit’s implosion will come from either what I call external socio-economic, political, environmental shocks or "internal combustion", due to [...]

26 02, 2020

Appeasing Brexiteers

By |2020-06-12T14:24:46+00:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , |

“A week is a long time in politics” according to Harold Wilson, the first Labour Party prime minister to break 13 years of Conservative party rule. A year is an even longer time, and a very great deal can happen during that time, particularly to governments led by the Conservative [...]

14 02, 2020

Brexit: The British government starts to recognise reality

By |2020-06-04T09:19:53+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 14th February 2020 Michael Gove’s acknowledgement that trade between the UK and the EU after 1st January 2021 will be far from frictionless is a watershed in the Brexit process. The claim that Brexit would not significantly impinge upon British trade with the European [...]

22 01, 2020

Leaving one Union, dividing another: The Irish border, the exit agreement and its implications

By |2020-06-04T08:24:29+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 22nd January 2020 In February 2018, when serving as Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson was reported telling journalists that ‘the particular problems around the Irish border are being used to drive the [...]

26 11, 2019

The Brexit Election: Not all outcomes are equally bad

By |2020-03-09T13:16:15+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 26th November 2019 Jeremy Corbyn has rarely in recent decades feared political controversy. On issues such as Ireland, the Middle East, NATO, income redistribution and renationalisation, he has advocated with candour and persistence views that have been unattractive, even shocking to many electors. Many [...]

23 10, 2019

Brexit makes for strange bedfellows

By |2019-10-24T10:11:05+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 23rd October 2019 At the weekend the former Home Secretary Amber Rudd gave an interview that will usefully epitomise for future historians the moral and intellectual confusion on European issues of the One Nation wing of the Conservative Party she represents. […]

18 10, 2019

Boris Johnson: Riding towards a place with no name

By |2019-10-22T12:49:09+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 18th October 2019 This article was first published on Eurobabble. Editor’s note: As foreshadowed in this article, the House of Commonsdecided on 19th October to defer more detailed discussion of theWithdrawal Act until the following week. The votes of the DUP werecrucial in securing [...]

9 10, 2019

Johnson and Corbyn: Two peas from the same pod?

By |2019-10-22T12:30:51+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

As the deadline of 31st October approaches, it becomes daily clearer that a plausible path exists for the prevention of a “no deal” Brexit and indeed for the prevention of any kind of Brexit. The dangerous incompetence of Boris Johnson’s government on the European issue has finally persuaded many, probably [...]