The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.

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Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter BA Hon DSc FRINA FIMarEST AFNI MRAeS is CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics, a British designer and manufacturer for the naval, shipping, offshore, energy and fire sectors. He is a former Greenjacket Officer in the British Army and a Graduate and Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Durham, a Fellow of the Royal ...Institution of Naval Architects, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Institute for International Affairs, Royal Society of Asian Affairs and Royal United Services Institute. Dr. Hunter is a Council Member of the British Marine Equipment Association, the Maritime Defence & Security Group, and a member of the Governing Councils of various industry groups supporting exporting . His interests are in Physics, International Business, the Constitution, South Asia, International & Strategic Affairs, Defence, the British Commonwealth and bringing UK Scientists into business. Dr Carl lives in London and Somerset in England, travels extensively in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, has been married for 27 years to Dorothy and a Father of four Children. More

London Hopes and London Matters

"Don't follow the crowd. Let the crowd follow you." So said Baroness Thatcher. We have a tremendous opportunity to support hard-working Conservative Councillor candidates across London at next month's election. And for those candidates an opportunity to illuminate our people as to the reason we exist as a party too. In attributing possible electora...
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Sovereignty Matters

​ I met a young man from Ireland this weekend. An undergraduate. Keen to "respect" the result of our Referendum for sovereignty. But certain that the price for it would be to make the UK "poorer". Keen to impress too that Ireland's prosperity was implicitly linked to EU membership and astonishingly accepting of it as an undemocratic institution. Ho...
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EU Exit, the Transition Period and Emerging Light

At a meeting of British business leaders this week an Ambassador of an ASEAN country remarked, "I want the British to come to my country. When we look at the world we compare ourselves as a former French colony to our neighbouring and former British colonies. The difference is very clear. The British took something but left everything. The French t...
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EU Exit - A Customary Moment of British Divide in Preparation for Unity

Author: Dr. Carl Hunter​ We see EU Exit as a moment of great divide. Some of damage, others of hope. All however see it as something of great significance. And it is. Though perhaps not as great as we like to think, and when it comes and passes, something that enabled us to have a new country. We will have the time to reflect on who we were, are no...
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The United Kingdom Can Create Two Special Relationships

The United Kingdom Can Create Two Special Relationships
Politics creates its own "gravity" to use modern coinage. That can attract the body-politic to consume itself on issues that distract from a higher national and international mission. It generates a tendency to avoid confronting "drift" and leads to a certain focus downwards, often "tactical" or operational at best, but strategic it is not. Our peo...
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