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 |2021-11-29T11:08:08+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Forthcoming Events, Global|Tags: , , , , |

Joint event by The Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute   7th December 2021 17.00 – 19.00 (GMT) Panel Discussion on Zoom, followed by Q&A REGISTRATION A wave of populism has shaken Europe in recent years, expressed not only by political parties, but also by anti-globalisation movements and other [...]

3 11, 2021

The Northern Ireland Protocol Mess Shows Britain is Not Ready to Change its Tune

By |2021-11-03T15:10:48+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

The toxicity of the British government’s ongoing Brexit (re)negotiations has surfaced again with the creaking mess that is the Northern Ireland Protocol.  Lord Frost’s latest speech, ‘Observations on the Present State of the Nation’, once again recalls whimsically the ghost of Edmund Burke, the godfather of conservatism.  But substantially it attempts to [...]

3 11, 2021

AUKUS and its consequences for Britain’s relationship with France and the EU

By |2021-11-03T15:11:07+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , |

The announcement of the new AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States last month caused outrage in France and in the rest of the European Union. Not only did it imply a loss of the existing contract between Paris and Canberra for twelve conventional submarines [...]

3 11, 2021

Is the City of London’s tumbril drawing closer to the scaffold?

By |2021-11-03T15:11:21+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

The City is home to a multitude of businesses that support the financial markets. However, banking has always been at the City’s heart and, in recent decades, the clearing of derivatives has become central to both banking and securities markets. Pre-Brexit, these markets were also central to the European Union [...]

3 11, 2021

EU promotes high quality trade deals, as UK founders on hasty new agreements

By |2021-11-03T11:22:19+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

The UK government’s trade deal negotiations have recently been mired in controversy . In particular, the in-principle agreement with New Zealand has been heavily criticised as a one-sided arrangement. By contrast, since Brexit, the EU has been developing new legal instruments to strengthen its capacity to defend and promote its [...]

7 10, 2021

Video: “The Brexit Taboo in British Politics”

By |2021-10-07T13:10:42+00:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this video, the Director of the Federal Trust, Brendan Donnelly, talks about the reluctance of British politicians to discuss Brexit honestly and seriously. In particular, he disagrees with those who wish to rejoin the EU but are afraid to say so. He argues that those who want the UK [...]

30 09, 2021

VIDEO: British Musicians: Victims of Brexit?

By |2021-09-30T13:57:40+00:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, the musician and businessman Peter Cook discusses the implications of Brexit for British musicians touring in Europe with Federal Trust Director Brendan Donnelly. He fears that the new expenses and barriers imposed by Brexit will lead to fewer cultural and particularly musical exchanges between the UK and [...]

20 09, 2021

Brexit, the Euro and Rejoin

By |2021-11-03T09:16:42+00:00September 20th, 2021|Categories: September 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is much talk amongst erstwhile Remainers that we must not anticipate, let alone advocate, an early British return to the European Union. Some, whose grasp of history is limp, even compare our situation to that of the Jacobites following the failure of the ’45. Many of us are certainly [...]

17 09, 2021

Haste Ye Back

By |2021-09-17T11:49:23+00:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

This article was first published by the European Movement Scotland I had a dream of Europe. Brexit wrecked it. Boris Johnson and his ultra-nationalist cabal of English exceptionalists stole my dream and snuffed it out. From the age of 14, when I first went to Pierrefitte, then a village to [...]

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