Federal Union is a
- Home page
- Catalogue of the Federal Union papers held at LSE Archives
- Obituary:Sir Charles Kimber Daily Telegraph, 22 April 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- Peter Barberis, John McHugh, Mike Tyldesley, Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations: Parties, Groups and Movements of the 20th Century, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000, ISBN 0826458149. (p.135)
- Michael Burgess, The British Tradition of Federalism. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1995. ISBN 0838636187 (p.142)
Federal Union believes that democracy and the rule of law should apply between states as well as within them. Federal Union is also the British section of the Union of European Federalists and of the World Federalist Movement.
Its description of federalism is that it divides political power between levels of government to achieve the best combination of democracy and effectiveness. Federalism is not the bureaucratic centralisation of popular myth.
In 1956 it argued for British participation in the European Economic Community. It continues to exist today, arguing for federalism for the whole of Europe and the world.
. Arnold Toynbee and Lionel Robbins, H. N. Brailsford, J. B. Priestley, F.A. Hayek, to discuss the direction of post-war European integration. FURI attracted contributors from across the political spectrum, including William Beveridge In 1940 the group set up a Federal Union Research Institute (FURI), chaired by .Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian and Stephen King-Hall, C. E. M. Joad, Barbara Wootton, Harold Wilson Other noted members of Federal Union included . Patrick Ransome and Derek Rawnsley