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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The EU and the Undermining of Democracy

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011

Zac Goldsmith MP

Kate Hoey MP

David Nuttall MP

TheEUandtheUnderminingofDemocracy


The European Union has enfeebled our parliamentary democracy. This Bruges Group meeting had three important MPs who discussed the EU and its undermining of our democracy. The author, environmental journalist and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith MP, spoke at this meeting alongside Kate Hoey MP, a former Labour Minister. David Nuttall MP, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bury North; who was formerly a lawyer and local government Councillor also addressed this event.

WITH THE SPEAKERS

Zac Goldsmith
Zac Goldsmith is an author, environmental journalist and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Richmond Park. He re-launched the Ecologist magazine, of which he was Editor-in-Chief and Director, and trebled its circulation.
He has written for a number of newspapers including; The Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Observer, and The Telegraph. He is also a contributor to magazines such as the New Statesman and Quintessentially Magazine.

Zac is a Eurosceptic and an advocate of direct democracy.


Kate Hoey MP
Kate Hoey is the Labour Member of Parliament for Vauxhall. She served as the Minister for Sport from 1999 until 2001. Kate was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office from 1998 to 1999. Born in Belfast she is a strong supporter of the Union.

Kate Hoey is Chairman of the Countryside Alliance. As a longstanding Eurosceptic she was a leading Labour rebel supporting a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. Kate also opposed the plan for the introduction of ID cards.


David Nuttall MP
David Nuttall is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bury North. Prior to entering the House of Commons he was a lawyer and local government Councillor.

Despite only entering Parliament in 2010, David is amongst the most rebellious of Conservative MPs. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Better Off Out group.