30 06, 2021

Whose Wales? Calls for greater self-government in Wales scrutinised by new book

By |2021-06-30T09:02:02+00:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Glyndwr Cennydd Jones   Glyndwr Cennydd Jones is an advocate for greater cross-party consensus in Wales and for a UK-wide constitutional convention. A catalogue of his articles and essays can be found here.   In this article, Glyndwr Cennydd Jones explores Whose Wales? The Battle for Welsh Devolution and Nationhood, [...]

8 05, 2021

UK Ministers have little incentive to prioritise Scotland

By |2021-05-17T12:52:50+00:00May 8th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Professor Richard Rose FBA   Professor Richard Rose is founder-director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde; Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute in Florence; and a Fellow at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin   This article was first published as a comment in [...]

7 05, 2021

Webinar: Federal Futures – Administration Matters?

By |2021-06-22T12:32:29+00:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: 2021, Devolution, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , |

ADMINISTRATION MATTERS? 19 May 2021 At this first event of our new series of webinars on "Federal Futures?" we discussed the changing structures and issues for governments and general public administration in, and between, England, Scotland and Wales.   Speakers: ON WALES Dr Catherine Farrell, Cardiff University ON SCOTLAND Dr [...]

7 05, 2021

Webinar Series: Federal Futures?

By |2021-07-16T12:11:25+00:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: Devolution, Federalism, Forthcoming Events, Scotland, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , |

The Covid-19 crisis, the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda and the SNPs desire for another Scottish independence referendum are together raising issues about the various tiers and responsibilities of UK governments. Professor Colin Talbot, Emeritus Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, will be organising a series of webinars for the Federal Trust on [...]

13 10, 2020

Brexit: removing the connective tissue of the United Kingdom?

By |2020-11-14T12:25:11+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Europe, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The United Kingdom (UK) and what is now the European Union (EU) were intertwined for nearly half a century. Consequently, Brexit means more than the UK removing itself from the EU. It involves extracting the EU from the UK. The four years after the EU referendum of 23 June 2016 [...]

16 07, 2020

Hard Brexit plus Covid equals Divorce?

By |2020-07-16T13:18:15+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , |

President Clinton admonished us that it was “the economy, stupid”. Perhaps, in the current febrile situation this should be amended to being “it’s the politics, stupid”.  Faced with a 25% drop in GDP in the UK in quarter 2, this might seem surprising to some. But take a closer look. [...]

13 07, 2020

Scotland’s England Problem

By |2020-07-13T10:29:51+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Federalism, Federalism, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , |

That the UK’s union of four nations is under strain is not new to anyone who has been paying attention. But the combined impacts of Brexit, Covid-19 and the Conservative government under Boris Johnson are driving an increasing wedge between Scotland and the rest of the UK – or, more [...]

22 10, 2019

Johnson’s Deal Crosses May’s One Legitimate Red Line: Dividing the United Kingdom

By |2020-05-04T09:43:32+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

by Ira StrausChair, Center for War-Peace Studies 21st October 2019 There was one fully justified Red Line buried amidst Theresa May’s long list of them: that no agreement is permissible that would draw a dividing line within the United Kingdom (see The meaning of Theresa May’s one legitimate Red Line). [...]

6 02, 2019

The Two Unions: Brexit and the Territorial State

By |2020-05-04T09:45:58+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , , |

Click here to download the paper in pdf format Introduction The Brexit episode has seen the political system of the United Kingdom subject itself to immense pressures. Politics always involves tension. However, the cross-cutting divisions exposed and widened by the prospect of leaving the EU are of a more fundamental [...]

21 09, 2018

Will Brexit Destroy the United Kingdom?

By |2020-05-04T09:48:00+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

STEPHEN HASELER MEMORIAL LECTURE: Will Brexit destroy the United Kingdom? 4th October 2018 Joint event by the Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute The lecture was delivered by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust CLICK HERE TO READ THE STEPHEN HASELER MEMORIAL LECTURE 2018 DOWNLOAD THE LECTURE (pdf file) In [...]

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