Director: Brendan Donnelly
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The Federal Trust is a think tank that studies the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government. Founded in 1945 on the initiative of Sir William Beveridge, it has long made a powerful contribution to the study of federalism and federal systems. It has always had a particular interest in the European Union and Britain’s place in it. In more recent years, it has supplemented its European work by studies on devolution and regional government in the United Kingdom and a series of reports on global governance.
The Federal Trust has no allegiance to any political party. It is registered as a charity for the purposes of education and research. The Federal Trust draws on an impressive variety of intellectual resources. Its Patrons and Council Members are prominent individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and professions. Its Research Fellows and staff combine expertise in diverse disciplines including law, finance, economics and politics. The Federal Trust also attracts for its publications and projects the regular help of well-regarded outside experts and practitioners. As a result of the varied expertise on which it draws, the Trust is able to reflect in its work a broad spectrum of ideas and approaches to the questions of national and international governance in which it is interested.
- Video Podcast: “Brexit has ended the Golden Age of the City of London”, Brendan Donnelly and Graham Bishop (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “Video podcast: Brexit: Which Way Back Into Europe For The UK?”, Brendan Donnelly and Michael Lloyd, The Federal Trust (United Kingdom)
- Video Podcast: “Brexit – So little said, so much to say”, Brendan Connelly (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “Exploiting and transcending the Johnson binary: the prospects for an electoral pact”, Andrew Blick (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- Video podcast: Brexit – the Elephant in the Room of UK Politics, Brendan Donnelly and John Stevens (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “Scotland’s Elections and the Fragmenting UK: Where Next?”, Dr Kirsty Hughes (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- Video Podcast: The End of the United Kingdom? It may come sooner than we think, John Palmer and Dr Andrew Blick (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “A European giant little known in the UK”, Jaap Hoeksma (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- Video Podcast: “Brexit and the City of London: April 2021 Update”, Graham Bishop (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)
- “Labour, Brexit and the constitution: Waiting for the dog to bark”, Andrew Blick (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)