Press contacts

The following experts listed below are available for advice and commentary to the media on the issues covered on this website. Each person listed below appears in a personal capacity and does not necessarily represent the views of Federal Union or any other organisation.

Richard Laming


Richard Laming
Chair, Federal Union

Areas of expertise: UK constitutional reform, future of the EU, Britain and the EU, Britain and the euro, global governance, history of federalism

Telephone: 078 7965 4555
E-mail: richard@richardlaming.com

Brendan Donnelly


Brendan Donnelly
Director, Federal Trust; Conservative MEP 1994-99; founder of Pro-Euro Conservative Party

Areas of expertise: Britain and the EU,
Britain and the euro, future of the EU

Telephone: 020 7320 3045 or 07956 379129
E-mail: brendan.donnelly@btinternet.com, website: www.fedtrust.co.uk

Graham Bishop


Graham Bishop
Economist and commentator;
principal of financial analysts grahambishop.com

Areas of expertise: Economic and Monetary Union, Financial regulation

Telephone: 01424 777123 or 07785 323483
E-mail: graham@grahambishop.com, website: www.grahambishop.com

Peter Luff


Peter Luff
member of the International Council of the World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy (N.B. not the MP)

Areas of expertise: European politics, world federalism, climate change

Telephone: 07770 930942
E-mail: peterluff@hotmail.com, website: www.euromove.org.uk

George Irvin


George Irvin

Retired academic economist; honorary Research Professor, University of London, SOAS

Areas of expertise: European economy, Britain and the euro

Telephone: 07900 907309
E-mail: george@irvin.com,
website: www.george.irvin.com

Andrew Blick


Andrew Blick

Senior Research Fellow, Democratic Audit. He is the author of numerous books and articles and has carried out research projects for organisations including the National Audit Office, Local Government Association, UN Development Programme, and the Federal Trust.

Areas of expertise: Constitutional reform in contemporary UK; UK institutional history; the office of Prime Minister; counter terrorism law and policy; special advisers and the Civil Service

Telephone: 07939 042650
E-mail: blickandrew@aol.com