5 04, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit Drowning in the Pacific?

By |2023-04-05T11:05:01+00:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly and Chair John Stevens review the British decision to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP. They believe that this decision will bring at best minimal benefits to the UK and some disadvantages. Its importance is being overstated by the British government [...]

10 03, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit and “small boats” – Taking Back Control of Immigration?

By |2023-03-10T15:42:32+00:00March 10th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Global, Migration & Identity, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, John Stevens and Brendan Donnelly discuss the new Illegal Migration Bill. They conclude that it is unlikely to solve the problem it supposedly addresses; is open to legal challenge; and is largely a product of the internal wranglings of the Conservative Party. There are many [...]

28 02, 2023

Brexit and Northern Ireland: Who Got What They Wanted?

By |2023-02-28T16:04:08+00:00February 28th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this new video, our Chair John Stevens and  Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the new "Windsor Framework" for the Northern Ireland Protocol. They conclude that the agreement gives both sides most of what they sought to achieve. They do not believe that a similar agreement would have been possible with [...]

27 02, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit – Bad for the UK, bad for Ireland

By |2023-02-27T10:33:10+00:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, the Trust’s Director Brendan Donnelly argues that the current negotiations about the Northern Ireland Protocol reflect many of Brexit’s underlying flaws. The problems Brexit would cause for Ireland were foreseeable and foreseen. The Protocol attempts to wrestle with some of these problems. There is however [...]

17 02, 2023

Brexit and a Broken Britain

By |2023-02-17T16:07:56+00:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the recent secret meeting of Labour and Conservative politicians with a view to "making Brexit work". They conclude the Conservative representatives were driven to this meeting by their private realisation of Brexit’s failings; while the Labour Party is [...]

7 02, 2023

VIDEO: It Will Take Time to Reverse Brexit

By |2023-02-07T16:07:07+00:00February 7th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, Professor Chris Grey argues that relations between the EU and UK would improve significantly under a British government which adopted a less confrontational tone towards the EU. Neither the EU nor the UK would be well served however by a premature reversal of Brexit. Both [...]

26 01, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit: When Ethics and Truth Died

By |2023-01-26T15:31:01+00:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that Brexit has been instrumental in lowering standards in British public life. Carelessness with the truth was a hallmark of the Leave campaign in 2016; and carelessness with the truth has been necessary since then in order to pretend that [...]

21 12, 2022

VIDEO: The Latest Bit of Brexit Nonsense

By |2022-12-21T16:15:04+00:00December 21st, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this new Federal Trust video, Brendan Donnelly argues that the so-called "Brexit Freedom Bill" is both pointless and dangerous. It seeks to repeal thousands of British laws simply because they have a European origin; and it opens the door to the abolition of rights and standards previously guaranteed by [...]

13 12, 2022

VIDEO: Has Ukraine Made Europe More United?

By |2022-12-13T14:36:57+00:00December 13th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Global, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, the Federal Trust's Chairman John Stevens and and its Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on the European Union. They argue that the war has tended to make Europe more integrated, but it has also exposed flaws in the Union's decision-making process [...]

22 11, 2022

VIDEO: Hunting for Brexit Benefits

By |2022-11-22T14:19:35+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt realise Brexit is in trouble. The suggestion that the UK might enjoy a "Swiss-style" relationship with the EU is however unrealistic. Neither the EU nor the Brexiteer's European Research Group (ERG) would ever permit it. The [...]

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