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13 03, 2020

Cliff edge or capitulation? The options for EU/UK trade negotiations

By |2020-06-10T16:36:10+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , , |

Photo credit: European Union by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 13th March 2020 At some point in the coming months, political discourse in UK will move on from its current focus on the single issue of the [...]

10 03, 2020

The view from Brussels of the EU-UK negotiations: a total illusion of “independence”

By |2020-06-10T16:49:41+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, Trade|Tags: , , , |

Photo credit: European Union   The smoke may be clearing from the opening salvoes in the Great Negotiation War and I happened to be in Brussels for a conference just after the `negotiations’ finished last week. My clear conclusion is that the UK is about to be sacrificed on the [...]

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

Brexit: Rejoiners must learn from their mistakes

By |2020-02-12T16:16:30+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 22nd January 2020 Many members of the “Remain Coalition” have been disappointed by the role played by the European issue in the leadership contest of the Labour Party. No candidate has suggested a policy of continuing opposition to Brexit.  Some candidates have on the [...]