9 07, 2019

The Brexit Revolution Eats Its Conservative Parents

By |2019-07-12T11:57:25+00:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 9th July 2019 Much justified criticism has been heaped upon Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt for the unrealistic European policies they have promised the Conservative membership in the current leadership contest. It is not however always sufficiently understood how necessary such unrealistic promises are [...]

28 03, 2019

Only a national government can prevent “no deal” Brexit

By |2019-04-01T09:25:22+00:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 28th March 2019 At the time of writing it seems unlikely that the Withdrawal Agreement will be accepted by Parliament on 29th March, the day originally set for the UK to leave the EU. Parliament has decided that in these circumstances it will hold [...]

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 [...]

16 01, 2019

Brexit: Can Parliament take control?

By |2019-02-20T11:56:40+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 16th January 2019   A weakened Prime Minister It is significant and appropriate that the Conservative MPs who voted on 15th January against the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement from the European Union should have been drawn from opposing wings of her Party. While the [...]

17 12, 2018

Brexit: A national government or “no deal”

By |2019-01-16T13:28:14+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Europe|Tags: , , , , |

Brexit: A national government or “no deal” by Brendan DonnellyDirector, The Federal Trust 18th December 2018 In a recent article for the New York Times, the distinguished historian of the Conservative Party, Professor Tim Bale, argued that the “will to power” of the Conservative Party would enable it in the [...]

1 11, 2017

Hard Brexit or no Brexit? The clock is ticking

By |2020-05-04T14:41:05+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: 2017, Brexit|Tags: , , |

Hard Brexit or no Brexit? The clock is ticking 4th December 2017 Speakers: Don Sexton, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland Gerald Angley, Political Counsellor, Embassy of Ireland Dr Andrew Blick, King's College London; and Senior Research Fellow, The Federal Trust Dr Blick will be presenting his latest paper [...]

23 05, 2017

Consequences of a hard Brexit

By |2020-07-02T06:50:44+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Brexit, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

Consequences of a hard Brexit   Joint event with Industry Forum   Monday, 5th June 2017 LAUNCH OF A NEW STUDY: "Hard Brexit", International Trade and the WTO Scenario by Dr Andrew Black Speakers: Dr Andrew Black, Digit Ltd, Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute; Visiting Senior Research Fellow at [...]