15 05, 2024

VIDEO: Will Labour unpick Brexit?

By |2024-05-15T15:46:31+00:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this new Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly and our Chair John Stevens discuss the likely evolution of a Labour government’s approach towards the EU. They argue that political pragmatism and economic reality may lead over the next five years to a transformation of Keir Starmer’s current cautious [...]

25 09, 2023

VIDEO: Brexit – The UK Is So Vain…

By |2023-09-25T15:11:48+00:00September 25th, 2023|Categories: Brexit, Future of Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Chairman John Stevens and Director Brendan Donnelly discuss the recent report commissioned by the French and German governments on the future governance of the European Union. They conclude that the conclusions of this report have been grotesquely misreported in the British media; and that [...]

29 06, 2021

Exploiting and transcending the Johnson binary: the prospects for an electoral pact

By |2021-06-29T15:49:24+00:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Brexit, UK Constitution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Division has been central to the electoral strength of the Johnson Conservative Party. It might also prove key to understanding its potential weakness. Conservative victory in December 2019 was achieved partly through identifying a social cleavage and securing a large proportion of the support of those on one side of [...]

1 12, 2020

Starmer stymied? Labour and the future of UK-EU relations

By |2020-12-01T15:55:12+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Professor Richard G. Whitman Richard G. Whitman is Professor of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent; and Associate Fellow of Chatham House   The Parliamentary Labour Party is currently agonising on whether it will vote in support of the future relationship agreement that the UK Government is [...]

27 04, 2020

Moving beyond the Brexit divide? Options for the new Labour leadership

By |2020-06-04T16:11:42+00:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 27th April 2020 In the space of a few weeks, many central assumptions of UK politics have shifted. This movement of plates is in large part attributable to the Coronavirus episode, [...]

27 03, 2018

Labour’s Brexit Options: Starmer’s Step in the Right Direction

By |2018-03-27T12:42:48+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

  By Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust   27th March 2018   Last week was a difficult period for those inclined to argue that the Labour Party is or may become an effective political vehicle for opposition to Brexit. To the applause of John Redwood, Jeremy Corbyn dismissed Owen [...]

16 01, 2018

Corbyn Should Stop The UK’s Drift Out Of The EU

By |2020-05-04T09:49:24+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

Corbyn Should Stop The UK’s Drift Out Of The EU     by John Palmer 10th January 2018 This article first appeared on Social Europe.   My friend John Weeks’ argument in Social Europe that Theresa May’s conclusion of a ‘First Stage’ Brexit agreement signals that the UK is now irreversibly on [...]

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 [...]

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