In this Federal Trust video, Brendan Donnelly and John Palmer discuss the recent tentative improvement in relations between the EU and the British government. They attribute this improvement to the growing realisation by the British government that Brexit has failed to produce economic or political advantages for the country. Rishi Sunak and his ministers now need the help of the EU to mitigate the damage done by Brexit. There will however be opposition from within the Conservative Party to this more conciliatory approach from London.

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John Palmer was the European Editor of The Guardian and subsequently a Founder/Political Director of the European Policy Centre in Brussels. He is a Board Member of the Federal Trust.

Brendan Donnelly is the Director of the Federal Trust and a former Conservative MEP.