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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Bruges Group Conference

BETTER OFF OUT! OKAY, WHAT NEXT?

Developing policies for a post-EU Britain
Saturday, 18th November 2006
at King’s College London (see map below)

Bruges Group Conference

On Saturday, the Bruges Group will be holding a major conference in Kings College London. This conference will pave the way for withdrawal from the European Union and begin forcing this important issue onto the political agenda.

Philip Davies

Philip Davies, MP for Shipley will advocate withdrawal because,
"Britain's future prosperity depends on trading freely with China, India, the rest of the Commonwealth and North and South America. It does not depend on being part of an inward-facing backward looking protection racket set up to protect inefficient European farmers and businesses".

Damian Hannan

Daniel Hannan MEP will say,
"Leaving the EU should not be an end but a beginning. There is no point bringing powers back from Brussels only to let them fester in Whitehall. We should pass them downwards and outwards to local communities and, better still, individual citizens."

Nigel Farrage

Nigel Farage, MEP, Leader of UKIP, will say,
"Those that laughed at the Bruges Group have been forced to re-think their position. A recent ICM poll of a thousand British businesses showed that 60% want to revert to a simple free-trade agreement."

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Across the road from the Bruges Group’s Conference a parallel event will take place organised by the Brussels-linked Federal Union. They will be attempting to breathe life back into the discredited Constitution and EU integration.

Whereas the Bruges Group event shall be held in Kings College, on the Strand, the Federal Union’s event will take place at the LSE, Clement House on the Aldwych.

It will be interesting to note who has the most delegates.

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND SPEAKERS

10:30am: Registration and Coffee

11.00am – 1pm: WHY BRITAIN MUST LEAVE THE EU

    Nigel Farage MEP is the Leader of the UK Independence Party.
    Mark Wallace is the Campaign Manager of the Freedom Association.
    Barry Legg was the Conservative Party’s Chief Executive.

1pm – 2pm: Lunch

2pm – 4pm: A NEW POLICY AGENDA FOR BRITAIN

    Philip Davies MP is the Conservative Member for Shipley.
    Christopher Booker is the co-author of The Great Deception.
    John Midgley runs the Campaign Against Political Correctness.

4.00pm - 4.15pm: Refreshments

4.15pm – 6.15pm: OUT OF THE EU INTO THE WORLD

    Daniel Hannan MEP is a Conservative MEP.
    Matthew Elliot is the Chief Executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance.
    Ronald Stewart-Brown runs the Trade Policy Research Centre.
    Dr Helen Szamuely is the Bruges Group’s Head of Research.

Venue: Great Hall, King’s College London, The Strand