23 10, 2020

No-Deal Brexit: The Path of Least Resistance for Boris Johnson?

By |2020-11-14T12:51:57+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this video podcast, our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses the restart of the Brexit negotiations. He argues that "No Deal" is still a possible outcome:  

22 10, 2020

A Difficult Choice for Johnson: A Brexit deal or no deal

By |2020-11-14T12:42:26+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

News that the Brexit talks were to be resumed sent the external value of the pound back up again. Political commentators, especially in the UK, began to predict the relatively rapid conclusion of an agreement on future trade relations between the UK and the EU. They pointed in particular to [...]

29 09, 2020

Brexit: The worst is yet to come

By |2020-10-27T15:31:23+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Barry Davis / CC BY In recent weeks Michael Gove has admitted to the House of Commons that the end of the transition period could lead next year to queues of “up to 7000 HGVs in Kent” and that a system of “Kent Access Permits” would be necessary [...]

24 09, 2020

Federal Union AGM: Discussion on Brexit and on the UK Constitution

By |2020-09-28T09:20:10+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

22nd September 2020 Joint event held by Federal Union and The Federal Trust Speakers Richard Corbett, former Leader of the British Labour MEPs, and Dr Andrew Blick, Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King's College London discussed the current state of the Brexit negotiations and the constitutional impact of [...]

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 [...]

28 11, 2018

Blame Brexit, not Theresa May

By |2018-11-29T08:29:52+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |

Blame Brexit, not Theresa May 28th November 2018     by Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust   In the confused discussion surrounding the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration negotiated by Mrs. May with the EU 27, two particular criticisms are frequently voiced. Mrs. May, we are told on all [...]

23 04, 2018

Brexit: Anything could happen in the next half year

By |2018-04-23T11:47:00+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

By Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust     23rd April 2018   Last week saw two potentially important developments in the continuing campaign against Brexit. There was a significant defeat for the government in the House of Lords on the subject of the Customs Union (CU); and a coalition [...]

27 03, 2018

Labour’s Brexit Options: Starmer’s Step in the Right Direction

By |2018-03-27T12:42:48+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

  By Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust   27th March 2018   Last week was a difficult period for those inclined to argue that the Labour Party is or may become an effective political vehicle for opposition to Brexit. To the applause of John Redwood, Jeremy Corbyn dismissed Owen [...]

3 03, 2018

Is Brexit worth it, Prime Minister?

By |2018-03-05T12:13:09+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust 3rd March 2018   After her speech yesterday about the Brexit negotiations, the Prime Minister was asked by a German journalist whether she thought Brexit was worth all the effort and disruption it entailed. Although British withdrawal from the EU is probably the [...]

19 12, 2017

Brexit is a blank sheet of paper that can never be filled in

By |2017-12-19T12:14:05+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 19th December 2017   The frenzied negotiations to conclude the first phase of Brexit negotiations have usefully clarified the real choices faced by the British government in the second phase. The ambiguous and variously defined terms “soft” and “hard” Brexit have outlived their usefulness. [...]

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