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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Britain Beyond the EU

Tuesday, 31st May 2011

Kelvin Hopkins MP

Derek Scott

BritainBeyondtheEU


This Bruges Group meeting had important, influential and informative speakers that are prominent in Britain’s Labour movement.
The respected economist and former economic advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Derek Scott, spoke at this event. Derek is the author of Off Whitehall a book on the economics of EMU and the politics of Europe. Speaking alongside him was Kelvin Hopkins MP a Labour Member of Parliament and member of the European Scrutiny Committee.

WITH THE SPEAKERS

Derek Scott
Derek Scott was formerly economic adviser to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and before that Director of European Economics at Barclay’s de Zoete Wedd (BZW). He is a member of the advisory board and economic adviser to Vestra Wealth LLP, a non-executive director of Liberty Syndicate Management Limited and visiting professor at Cass Business School. And is also a special advisor to Europe Economics.

Derek is the author of Off Whitehall a book on the economics of EMU and the politics of Europe. His talk was titled; Europe: economics, democracy and the threat to Germany.


Click here to read the full speech by Derek Scott

 

Kelvin Hopkins MP
Kelvin Hopkins has served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Luton North since 1997. He is a member of the European Scrutiny Committee and a former member of the European Standing Committee.

Kelvin Hopkins is a long standing Eurosceptic. His other political interests include; economic policy, employment, transport and the arts.