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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Polls

Post-Brexit Defending British Manufacturing - Q. In defence of Bombardier and its UK jobs, should the Government ward off Boeing's legal action by threatening to review its Government contracts?
  • Yes, the Government should review Boeing's contracts to protect UK jobs until it withdraws the legal action?
    89.39%
  • No, let Boeing continue its trade complaint take action in the US Courts against Bombardier?
    7.58%
  • Don't know?
    3.03%

 

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War and Peace - Q. Does the EU ensure peace, or in the long term will it create tensions that undermine peace and stability?
  • The EU ensures peace in Europe?
    6.09%
  • EU centralization will create instability?
    91.37%
  • Don't know?
    2.54%

 

The future of the EU - Q. Will other European peoples liberate themselves from Brussels?
  • Brexit will show other European people that they too can reject the EU?
    80%
  • Britain's leaving will lead to more EU centralization?
    16.89%
  • Don't know?
    3.11%

 

The Renegotiation - Q. Is the renegotiation a PR exercise?
  • A serious attempt at reform?
    5.72%
  • A PR exercise to secure a remain vote?
    90.91%
  • Don't know
    3.37%

 

Delivering promises from the election - Q. Should the pledges take back power from Brussels be honoured?
  • Yes
    97.05%
  • No
    2.64%
  • Don't know
    0.31%

 

EU integration and the financial crisis - Q. How should the leaders of EU member states tackle the financial crisis?
  • Yes
    92%
  • No
    7%
  • Don't Know
    1%

 

The costs and benefits (if any) of EU membership - Q. Do you think the Government should create an independent and official inquiry into the costs and benefits of EU membership?
  • Yes
    95.05%
  • No
    3.96%
  • Don't Know
    0.99%

 

Continuing with the referendum on the EU Constitution - Q. Should the people of Britain, despite the Constitution being rejected in France, still have their say and the chance to vote in a referendum
  • Yes
    89.11%
  • No
    8.91%
  • Don't Know
    1.98%

 

Hot-button issues - Q. Which issue is most likely to influence you to vote No to the EU Constitution?
  • Economic cost
    4.83%
  • Threats to civil liberties
    3.69%
  • Further loss of democracy
    15.63%
  • EU control over immigration
    3.98%
  • Transfer of powers
    22.73%
  • EU control over criminal justice
    0.57%
  • Creation of EU state
    28.69%
  • Foreign and security policy control
    1.99%
  • Loss of national identity
    11.93%
  • Lack of trust in EU leaders
    5.97%

 

 

The US Presidential Elections: Whom do you want to win? - Q. Who do you want to win the 2004 race for the White House?
  • George W Bush
    61%
  • John Kerry
    27%
  • Don't Know
    3%
  • None of the above
    9%

 

The EU Constitution and withdrawal - Q. If Britain votes 'No' to the EU Constitution will it lead to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union?
  • Yes
    43%
  • No
    46%
  • Don't Know
    11%
 

 

 

Thinking outside of the box: The Alternatives to the EU - Options for Britain - Q. If Britain votes 'No' to the EU Constitution will it lead to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union?
  • North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA)
    14%
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
    9%
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
    6%
  • Create a Global Free Trade Association
    14%
  • None, but seek to negotiate an independent trade policy
    57%

 

ECB - friend or foe? - Q. Is the ECB trustworthy?
  • Yes
    14%
  • No
    86%