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6 05, 2020

Brexit, Transition and Ireland

By |2020-06-04T15:53:11+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 6th May 2020 Eight months before the end of the transition period the British government seems intent upon two courses of action which will exacerbate the inevitable political and economic damage to the United Kingdom when it finally withdraws from the European treaties. The [...]

15 04, 2020

Brexit: Transition in a time of pandemic

By |2020-06-04T16:28:31+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 15th April 2020 Michel Barnier and David Frost are due to resume today (15th April) their negotiations interrupted by the Coronavirus. If Brexit were a project built on rational economic or political foundations, the British government would by now have sought an extension of [...]

13 06, 2019

After the fall: governing the UK in the post-May era

By |2019-06-13T11:37:31+00:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickSenior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 13th June 2019 By the end of July, at the latest, the Conservative Party will have a new leader. That person, it is widely assumed, will also be the Prime [...]

20 05, 2019

After Theresa May the deluge

By |2019-05-20T11:25:29+00:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 20th May 2019 Theresa May’s decision to hold a Parliamentary vote in the week beginning 3rd June on the Bill implementing the Withdrawal Agreement from the European Union will have two probable consequences. First, it will provide her with a brief respite after the [...]

18 07, 2018

Mrs May has no choice but to obey Jacob Rees-Mogg

By |2018-07-18T09:46:33+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 18th July 2018   The Conservative MP, Anna Soubry, stunned the Commons and the media earlier this week by asking rhetorically whether it is the Prime Minister or her fellow backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg who “runs the country” when it comes to Brexit. The [...]

25 09, 2017

Mrs May shuffles the cards in Florence but cannot change them

By |2017-09-25T10:48:57+00:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , |

  By Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 25th September 2017   The limited concessions outlined in Theresa May’s Florence speech will probably have been enough to prevent the immediate breakdown of the Brexit talks, a breakdown which seemed at the beginning of the month a real possibility. They are, however, [...]

25 04, 2017

The Brexit election will not make Brexit easier for Mrs. May

By |2017-04-25T14:29:28+00:00April 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Brexit election will not make Brexit easier for Mrs. May   by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust   Announcing her decision to call for a general election in June, the Prime Minister claimed that “every vote for the Conservatives will make me stronger when I negotiate for Britain [...]