23 10, 2020

No-Deal Brexit: The Path of Least Resistance for Boris Johnson?

By |2020-10-23T16:01:16+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video podcast, our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses the restart of the Brexit negotiations. He argues that "No Deal" is still a possible outcome:  

22 10, 2020

A Difficult Choice for Johnson: A Brexit deal or no deal

By |2020-10-23T14:36:11+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

News that the Brexit talks were to be resumed sent the external value of the pound back up again. Political commentators, especially in the UK, began to predict the relatively rapid conclusion of an agreement on future trade relations between the UK and the EU. They pointed in particular to [...]

9 10, 2020

Scottish Politics Heading Into Turbulent Waters

By |2020-10-09T12:45:37+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Scotland, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Crucial Election Looms In just seven months time, Scottish voters will head to the polls to elect a new cohort of MSPs to the Scottish parliament. From recent polls, the Scottish National Party looks set for a majority of seats and of the overall vote. But we live in highly [...]

8 10, 2020

Brexit meets European solidarity

By |2020-10-09T12:22:25+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: European Commission This excerpt is a preview of the book "Solidarity and the Future of Europe" that will be released in 2021 as part of the TEPSA book series “The Future of Europe: views from the Capitals”. A recurrent claim of the Leave campaign during the [...]

2 10, 2020

EU-UK talks look like “tunnelling” toward a fudged deal

By |2020-10-09T11:46:02+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Will there be a No Deal Brexit or a Free Trade Agreement, of some kind, by 15th October 2020?  This was the date by which UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted an accord should be reached or, as he put it, Britain would simply walk away. Regaining British sovereignty? Given [...]

1 10, 2020

Don’t just blame Johnson, blame the Brexit he enabled

By |2020-10-09T11:24:51+00:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: Steve Nimmons / CC BY There is a celebrated passage in Marcel Proust’s “Sodom and Gomorrah” where the narrator sums up the nature of a character, Charles Morel, who in some sense encapsulates all that is vile in the values of his milieu. Morel, we are [...]

29 09, 2020

Brexit: The worst is yet to come

By |2020-10-09T11:16:28+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Barry Davis / CC BY In recent weeks Michael Gove has admitted to the House of Commons that the end of the transition period could lead next year to queues of “up to 7000 HGVs in Kent” and that a system of “Kent Access Permits” would be necessary [...]

25 09, 2020

The European Investment Bank: we will miss it when it is gone

By |2020-10-09T10:36:54+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, EU Policies & Institutions, Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo credit: European Investment Bank Authors: Sir Brian Unwin, former President of the European Investment Bank (1993 – 2000)     Professor Iain Begg, Academic co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the LSE’s European Institute     [...]

24 09, 2020

Federal Union AGM: Discussion on Brexit and on the UK Constitution

By |2020-09-28T09:20:10+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: 2020, Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

22nd September 2020 Joint event held by Federal Union and The Federal Trust Speakers Richard Corbett, former Leader of the British Labour MEPs, and Dr Andrew Blick, Reader in Politics and Contemporary History at King's College London discussed the current state of the Brexit negotiations and the constitutional impact of [...]

21 09, 2020

The Level Playing Field – What’s it all about?

By |2020-09-21T11:49:46+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust podcast, the director of the Federal Trust, Brendan Donnelly, discusses with Dr Andrew Blick, Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust, the current state of the Brexit negotiations and in particular the importance of the Level Playing Field (LPF). The discussion is based on Dr Andrew [...]