11 05, 2022

VIDEO: Brexit – Macron’s Vision and the Northern Ireland Protocol

By |2022-05-11T13:57:58+00:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this new Federal Trust video Brendan Donnelly and John Stevens discuss the speech of President Macron to the European Parliament and its possible implications for relations between the UK and the European Union. They also discuss the likely outcome of the current negotiations on the Northern Ireland protocol and [...]

25 03, 2022

VIDEO: Getting Brexit Undone: In small steps or with a Big Bang?

By |2022-03-25T14:48:51+00:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this new video, John Stevens and Brendan Donnelly discuss the idea of some pro-Europeans, including now the Liberal Democrats, that the UK should seek to rejoin the EU by small steps. They conclude that such gradualism has little chance of success, since it will be unattractive to the EU [...]

18 02, 2022

VIDEO: Can Brexit Be Reversed?

By |2022-02-18T14:42:10+00:00February 18th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the possibility and desirability of a campaign to rejoin the European Union. They accept that the current political system of the United Kingdom poses formidable barriers to any such campaign. They argue however that Rejoin campaigners need not [...]

9 02, 2022

VIDEO: The Breakup of the Brexit Coalition

By |2022-02-09T14:22:02+00:00February 9th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, the Trust's Director Brendan Donnelly and Chairman John Stevens discuss the divisions within the pro-Brexit coalition which have been laid bare by the current turbulence in British politics. Within the Conservative Party, English nationalists are jostling with British nationalists, while globalists are jostling with protectionists. [...]

25 01, 2022

Video: Building links with the EU after the next UK elections

By |2022-01-25T15:16:38+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Video|Tags: |

by Professor Richard Rose In this video, Professor Richard Rose argues that a change of government after the next election will open opportunities for pragmatic piecemeal repair of Britain’s relations with the European Union. It will not create a mandate for rejoining the EU. SPEAKER: Richard Rose is professor of [...]

14 01, 2022

VIDEO: “Brexit – What Rejoiners Can Learn from UKIP”

By |2022-01-14T15:16:11+00:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that opponents of Brexit have no reason to conceal their desire to rejoin the European Union. On the contrary, they can imitate the vigour and outspokenness of Brexit’s advocates in the first fifteen years of this century:    

17 12, 2021

Barnier’s Secret Brexit Diary – A British perspective

By |2021-12-17T16:34:34+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Brexit Newsletter, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

This book is one of the most important ever written on Britain’s tortuous relationship with Europe in the last 50 years. It has been dismissed as a book written by a haut fonctionnaire, what in English would be called a Whitehall Mandarin. Nothing could be further from the truth. The [...]

1 12, 2021

The Macron Obsession – a Very English Virus

By |2021-12-01T15:18:03+00:00December 1st, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What is it about England’s right-wing journalism and France? The obsessive hate against France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, in papers like the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, and Spectator is without precedent. As news arrived of the death of 27 refugees drowned in the Straits of Dover, the Daily Mail summed up the style and language of the Francophobe [...]

19 11, 2021

Video: Brexit is the Project of a Ruthless Elite

By |2021-11-19T14:45:02+00:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, Federal Trust Director Brendan Donnelly argues that the economic and political problems generated by Brexit are of little concern to its leading sponsors. Their primary interest lies in rupturing the British connection to the European mainland as quickly and thoroughly as possible. The result is a debasement [...]

17 11, 2021

Webinar: Populism and demagogy in Europe – Causes, consequences and responses

By |2021-12-08T12:13:05+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: 2021, Brexit, Europe, Global|Tags: , , , , |

Joint event by The Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute 7th December 2021   A wave of populism has shaken Europe in recent years, expressed not only by political parties, but also by anti-globalisation movements and other mass movements. The experts on the panel examined the causes and consequences [...]

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