16 07, 2020

Hard Brexit plus Covid equals Divorce?

By |2020-07-16T13:18:15+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Devolution, Scotland, UK Constitution, UK Devolution|Tags: , , , , , |

President Clinton admonished us that it was “the economy, stupid”. Perhaps, in the current febrile situation this should be amended to being “it’s the politics, stupid”.  Faced with a 25% drop in GDP in the UK in quarter 2, this might seem surprising to some. But take a closer look. [...]

21 04, 2020

Scotland’s Shifting Politics of the Covid-19 Crisis

By |2020-06-10T16:51:27+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Devolution, Scotland, Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , , , |

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (Licence terms)   As the Covid-19 crisis continues, the UK may be heading for one of the worst outcomes in terms of deaths across Europe. Criticism is rightly mounting of the UK government’s handling of the crisis, not least of the fatally lost weeks [...]

25 10, 2019

Do we need a written Constitution?

By |2020-06-04T08:25:01+00:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

by Dr Andrew BlickReader in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London; Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust 25th October 2019 Speech by Dr Andrew Blick at the joint Federal Trust/ Federal Union event "Never-Ending Brexit?" held on 8th October 2019 Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion) (Green) While yesterday’s Supreme [...]

22 10, 2019

Johnson’s Deal Crosses May’s One Legitimate Red Line: Dividing the United Kingdom

By |2020-05-04T09:43:32+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

by Ira StrausChair, Center for War-Peace Studies 21st October 2019 There was one fully justified Red Line buried amidst Theresa May’s long list of them: that no agreement is permissible that would draw a dividing line within the United Kingdom (see The meaning of Theresa May’s one legitimate Red Line). [...]

22 07, 2019

Comment on “Brexit – By Royal Appointment?”

By |2020-05-04T09:44:42+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

by Professor Sam WhimsterAssociate Director and Head of UK Futures Programme, Global Policy Institute 22nd July 2019 This is a commentary in response to the blog by our Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Blick: Brexit - By Royal Appointment?, published on 12th July 2019 Andrew Blick in "Brexit - By [...]

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 [...]

14 12, 2018

A way out of the Brexit chaos? Parliament should install a national government

By |2020-05-04T09:46:54+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

A way out of the Brexit chaos? Parliament should install a national government by Professor Iain BeggIain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, London School of Economics and Political Science. This article was first published by the LSE Brexit Blog.12th [...]

21 09, 2018

Will Brexit Destroy the United Kingdom?

By |2020-05-04T09:48:00+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

STEPHEN HASELER MEMORIAL LECTURE: Will Brexit destroy the United Kingdom? 4th October 2018 Joint event by the Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute The lecture was delivered by Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust CLICK HERE TO READ THE STEPHEN HASELER MEMORIAL LECTURE 2018 DOWNLOAD THE LECTURE (pdf file) In [...]

26 10, 2017

Book launch: England Alone, by Professor Stephen Haseler

By |2020-05-04T14:40:49+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Brexit|Tags: , , , |

Book launch: England Alone Joint event by the Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute Wednesday, 15th November 2017 17.30 - 19.30, followed by a reception 84 Moorgate London Metropolitan University London EC2M 6SQ   Launch and panel discussion of the late Stephen Haseler’s last book England Alone: Brexit and the [...]