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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 [...]

14 02, 2020

Anti-federalist Europeanism: a theoretical and practical impossibility?

By |2020-06-23T15:55:09+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Federalism|Tags: , , , , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 14th February 2020 Criticism of the European Union in United Kingdom (UK) political discourse has often focused upon the proposition that as a project it is federal in nature. For this [...]

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 [...]

11 10, 2018

BREXIT: The Political Declaration

By |2018-10-15T09:04:06+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BREXIT: THE POLITICAL DECLARATION MUST BE VAGUE AND PRECISE AT THE SAME TIME   by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 11th October 2018   The issues relating to the status of Northern Ireland after Brexit, and in particular the Irish “backstop,” have not yet been resolved. The major political [...]

27 08, 2018

BREXIT:THE CONSERVATIVE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD

By |2018-09-03T10:03:17+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust August 2018   BREXIT:THE CONSERVATIVE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD The Minister for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab, last week published a number of “notifications” on the possibility of the UK’s leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement (“no deal Brexit”). On the [...]

23 04, 2018

Brexit: Anything could happen in the next half year

By |2018-04-23T11:47:00+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

By Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust     23rd April 2018   Last week saw two potentially important developments in the continuing campaign against Brexit. There was a significant defeat for the government in the House of Lords on the subject of the Customs Union (CU); and a coalition [...]

5 12, 2017

Ulster and Brexit: The shape of things to come

By |2017-12-05T12:37:15+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 5th December 2017   Even during the European referendum last year it was clear that those who wished the UK to leave the European Union fell into two quite different camps, those who wanted Brexit to mark a decisive break in the economic and [...]

1 11, 2017

“Hard Brexit or no Brexit?”, that is the question

By |2017-11-02T10:24:29+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

  By Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 1st November 2017   In his recent testimony to the House of Lords, Sir Ivan Rogers, former British Permanent Representative to the European Union, criticized as premature and ill-prepared the Prime Minister’s triggering last March of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. [...]

1 09, 2017

BREXIT: Labour makes a move but is it in the right direction?

By |2017-09-18T12:20:43+00:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

BREXIT: Labour makes a move but is it in the right direction?     By Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 1st September 2017   The recent article by Keir Starmer, Labour spokesman on Brexit, setting out the Party’s commitment to continued British membership of the EU single market and [...]

20 07, 2017

No good choices for the British government in the Brexit negotiations

By |2017-09-18T12:21:28+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

  by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust 20th July 2017   David Davis has been criticized in some quarters for spending only two hours in Brussels this week negotiating with Michel Barnier before returning hurriedly to London. This criticism is misplaced. As Secretary of State for Exiting the European [...]