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17 12, 2019

Brexit: The end of the beginning

By |2019-12-20T12:07:16+00:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 17th December 2019 Click here to read a response to this blog by Professor Graham Room, and Brendan’s reply. For the outcome of last week’s General Election to have any chance of postponing or even preventing Brexit, four related pieces of the electoral jigsaw [...]

26 11, 2019

The Brexit Election: Not all outcomes are equally bad

By |2020-03-09T13:16:15+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 26th November 2019 Jeremy Corbyn has rarely in recent decades feared political controversy. On issues such as Ireland, the Middle East, NATO, income redistribution and renationalisation, he has advocated with candour and persistence views that have been unattractive, even shocking to many electors. Many [...]

6 11, 2019

From the European Union to the Human Federation

By |2020-06-15T10:18:56+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Europe, Federalism, Global|Tags: , , , |

Preparing Humanity for coexistence with Superintelligence 2nd December 2019 Lecture and Discussion with Tony Czarnecki, presenting his forthcoming book: Democracy for Human Federation – Coexisting with Superintelligence(external link to Amazon) Respondent: David Wood, Chair of London Futurists and Co-Founder of the Transhumanist Party Videos of the presentation and the response: [...]

2 09, 2019

Brexit: Moderate Conservative MPs must stop complaining and start acting

By |2019-09-02T13:03:12+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , |

“We can tolerate neither our vices nor their cures” (Livy, Roman historian, 1st century AD) by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 2nd September 2019 The recent unexpectedly lengthy prorogation of Parliament, carried out with brutal speed and secrecy, should be a salutary reminder to those hoping to prevent a “no [...]

12 08, 2019

The Anti-Brexit GNU: Essential, impossible, viable…?

By |2019-08-13T10:29:38+00:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 12th August 2019 The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street and the impending Article 50 deadline of 31st October have given a new sense of urgency to political players and observers, particularly among those opposed to Brexit. Specifically, it is increasingly accepted that [...]

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 03, 2019

BREXIT: “No Deal” is still on the table

By |2019-03-25T10:52:06+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 18th March 2019 UPDATE 25/03/19:Last week the European Council gave the United Kingdom two further weeks to come up with a plan for avoiding a “no deal” Brexit. It is now up to Parliament to adopt such a plan and make the government adopt [...]

25 02, 2019

Parliament on the brink of Brexit: meaningful or meaningless?

By |2019-02-26T11:54:44+00:00February 25th, 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 26th February 2019 It is an irony frequently remarked upon that the Brexit process, though embarked upon partly in the name of the sovereignty of Parliament, has seen this institution [...]

20 02, 2019

Parliamentary Control of Brexit is Easier Said Than Done

By |2019-02-22T10:25:41+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 20th February 2019 A frequent criticism of the Prime Minister is that she prematurely triggered the Article 50 negotiations in March 2017 and did so without a realistic plan for their conduct. If she had waited longer and planned better, her critics contend, she [...]

1 02, 2019

Brexit: Will Parliament decide in February what it failed to decide in January?

By |2019-02-20T12:19:26+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 1st February 2019 Four conclusions emerge from the series of votes on Brexit in the House of Commons this week (29th January): • First, this government is so paralysed by internal division that it is incapable of pursuing any coherent policy in the negotiations. [...]