17 06, 2022

VIDEO: Brexit undermines the rule of law in the UK

By |2022-06-17T13:38:25+00:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this Federal Trust video, our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses the British government's attempt to rewrite the Northern Ireland Protocol; its attempt to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda; and the resignation of the government's ethics adviser Lord Geidt. He argues that all three episodes show a government indifferent to the rule [...]

15 06, 2022

Brexit can be undone. And so it should be.

By |2022-06-16T10:44:27+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Citizens’ rights|Tags: , , , , |

This article forms part of the Trust's new project Brexit Can Be Undone, for which we are currently fundraising. Please click here to support this project. “There is no case for rejoining.  What I want to see now is not just Brexit done in the sense that we’re technically out of [...]

28 04, 2022

WEBINAR: After the Stormont elections – Where next for Northern Ireland?

By |2022-05-11T09:45:16+00:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: 2022, Brexit, Devolution, Europe, UK|Tags: , , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Global Policy Institute   10th May 2022 WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE or in the player below:   At this timely webinar, held a few days after the elections in Northern Ireland, our expert speakers analysed the elections results and their possible implications. [...]

22 04, 2022

VIDEO: Northern Ireland, Elections and Brexit

By |2022-04-22T13:24:39+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Trade, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this new video our Director Brendan Donnelly and Council member John Palmer discuss the forthcoming elections in Northern Ireland and their likely implications for the Northern Ireland Protocol and relations with the rest of the island of Ireland. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE or in the player below:   SPEAKERS: John Palmer is a [...]

19 11, 2021

Video: Brexit is the Project of a Ruthless Elite

By |2021-11-19T14:45:02+00:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this video, Federal Trust Director Brendan Donnelly argues that the economic and political problems generated by Brexit are of little concern to its leading sponsors. Their primary interest lies in rupturing the British connection to the European mainland as quickly and thoroughly as possible. The result is a debasement [...]

3 11, 2021

The Northern Ireland Protocol Mess Shows Britain is Not Ready to Change its Tune

By |2021-12-17T12:56:40+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: November 2021|Tags: , , , |

The toxicity of the British government’s ongoing Brexit (re)negotiations has surfaced again with the creaking mess that is the Northern Ireland Protocol.  Lord Frost’s latest speech, ‘Observations on the Present State of the Nation’, once again recalls whimsically the ghost of Edmund Burke, the godfather of conservatism.  But substantially it attempts to [...]

28 07, 2021

Video: Brexit – The Northern Ireland Protocol and a Sick Government

By |2021-07-28T16:41:55+00:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, UK Constitution, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

In this video, Professor Richard Rose of the University of Strathclyde argues that the British government's attitude towards the Northern Ireland Protocol is a profoundly unhealthy one. It stems from the misplaced beliefs that the UK can dictate the terms of its external relations, that the UK's partners have no [...]

23 07, 2021

Video: “Freedom Day, Cummings and Brexit – That Was the Week That Was”

By |2021-07-23T12:33:12+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Coronavirus, Europe, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The week beginning 19th July was an eventful one in British politics. Our Director Brendan Donnelly discusses Freedom Day, Dominic Cummings and the Northern Ireland Protocol. He concludes that Boris Johnson’s position is shakier than it seems. So is the future of the UK under Johnson’s Premiership:   Watch previous [...]

21 04, 2021

A United Ireland – An Empty Slogan?

By |2021-04-21T11:56:01+00:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Europe, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In May 2021 Northern Ireland will mark the hundredth year of its existence. These years have been marked by long periods of turmoil rather than any sense of contentment or stability. There has been and remains an atmosphere of unease. Governments in Northern Ireland have been marked  by periods of [...]

12 03, 2021

Video: “After Brexit: Are the EU and UK on a Collision Course?”

By |2021-03-15T10:35:15+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Europe, Scotland, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this video, our Chairman, John Stevens, and Director, Brendan Donnelly, discuss the likely future course of EU-UK relations and whether the two are on a collision course. They expect that friction will be the dominant feature of the relationship, and predict that a political force will emerge in the medium term [...]

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