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 [...]

30 07, 2019

Anti-Brexit forces have five weeks to decide on how to defeat ‘no deal’

By |2019-07-30T13:34:29+00:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 30th July 2019 It was a disappointment to many that the Labour Party and those Conservative MPs opposed to a “no deal” Brexit did so little last week to oppose the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. The summer recess will, however, allow [...]

9 07, 2019

The Brexit Revolution Eats Its Conservative Parents

By |2019-07-12T11:57:25+00:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 9th July 2019 Much justified criticism has been heaped upon Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt for the unrealistic European policies they have promised the Conservative membership in the current leadership contest. It is not however always sufficiently understood how necessary such unrealistic promises are [...]

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