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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.
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 Blog

Spearheading the intellectual battle against the EU. And for new thinking in international affairs.
Kendall O'Donnell is a foreign affairs contributor and a student majoring in International Relations at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA. His focuses include US-China relations and China's foreign policy.
Callum Oliver is a recent graduate of English Literature at BA level at the University of Manchester, and at MA level at Queens’ University Belfast. His spheres of interest include economic policy and emerging forms of finance, and social and environmental sustainability.
Morten Kuhlmann Dam is an international Eurosceptic and has worked closely with The Bruges Group since the 2016 referendum. He has represented The Bruges Group at international conferences and debates. He is also an active eurosceptic voice in Denmark where he has been a member of the June Movement and later for The People's Movement Against EU...
Morten Kuhlmann Dam is an international Eurosceptic and has worked closely with The Bruges Group since the 2016 referendum. He has represented The Bruges Group at international conferences and debates. He is also an active eurosceptic voice in Denmark where he has been a member of the June Movement and later for The People's Movement Against EU where he has been a member of the national board.  
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Bob Lyddon is an experienced management consultant both privately and with PwC. His speciality isBob Lyddon is an experienced management consultant both privately and with PwC. His speciality iscash and liquidity management in which he recently structured online tuition for a major Asian bankand designed a series of online courses for the...

Bob Lyddon is an experienced management consultant both privately and with PwC. His speciality isBob Lyddon is an experienced management consultant both privately and with PwC. His speciality iscash and liquidity management in which he recently structured online tuition for a major Asian bankand designed a series of online courses for the accountancy profession.Bob has had three previous papers published by The Bruges Group and these have proven influentialin the Brexit debate:• “The UK’s risks and exposure to the European Investment Bank and other European financialmechanisms: amounts, safeguards and breaches in the dyke” in 2012• “The UK’s liabilities to the financial mechanisms of the European Union” in 2016• “The Euro’s Battle for Survival – Entering the Red Zone” in 2018These papers brought the well-concealed issue of the UK’s dealings with the European InvestmentBank to the fore, and ensured that that UK’s residual liabilities under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreementdid not remain buried in the fine print.Bob co-authored “Managing Euro Risk” with Barnabas Reynolds and Professor David Blake, whichwas published in February 2020 by Politeia.Bob authored the Brexit Papers between 2016 and 2017, issued through Global Britain and availableat http://brexitpapers.uk/. These include:• Our liabilities to the EU: the biggest risk of all - why leaving the Single Market is the only wayto avoid the huge risk from financial gambling by EU institutions• The Single Market’s Dutch auction: how the EU’s Single Market fosters corporate taxavoidance schemes that costs the UK billions• The UK’s lost GDP and tax revenues: how Single Market tax dodges cost the UK £10bn ayear and make us all the poorerRecent consulting engagements include running an international banking alliance, advising smallpayment providers how to access UK payment systems, and advising a major player in globalpayments as to the opportunities and threats arising from the establishment the UK’s PaymentSystems Regulator.With PwC Bob managed several Euro implementation programmes, including that of the EuropeanInvestment Bank. Prior to that, he had a diverse 17-year career in international banking,encompassing Transaction Banking, syndicated loans, export finance and derivatives.Bob holds a First Class Bachelors degree in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge, isstudying for a Masters degree in Local History at the Open University, and is a Fellow of the Centre for Brexit Policy.

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Chloe Grant has been a supporter of the Conservative Party since 2016 after researching the Party's core values and taking an interest in how politics works as well as the Brexit referendum. Chloe is the North East Regional Chairman for the Conservative Women’s Organisation and hopes to engage more women with politics and support them in...
Chloe Grant has been a supporter of the Conservative Party since 2016 after researching the Party's core values and taking an interest in how politics works as well as the Brexit referendum. Chloe is the North East Regional Chairman for the Conservative Women’s Organisation and hopes to engage more women with politics and support them in their journeys. Chloe is a 2021 local election candidate in South Tyneside. She is also a PhD student in the field of Immunology and Neuroscience. 
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Lee Cohen is a foreign policy analyst and columnist  who specializes in  the US-UK Special Relationship.  His essays appearing regularly in The Hill, Newsweek, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, and others.  He is also a frequent guest on radio programs including Mojo50’s The Sam Sorbo Show, and SiriusXM’s The David Webb Show.  
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Lee Cohen is a foreign policy analyst and columnist  who specializes in  the US-UK Special Relationship.  His essays appearing regularly in The Hill, Newsweek, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, and others.  He is also a frequent guest on radio programs including Mojo50’s The Sam Sorbo Show, and SiriusXM’s The David Webb Show.  
 
Cohen spent years as foreign policy advisor on U.S.-U.K. Affairs and Western Europe to the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. Fully fluent in the French language, Cohen also is often called upon as a resource for the French-language press.
 
Mr. Cohen is a Senior Fellow of  The Bow Group (UK), and the Danube Institute (Hungary). He specializes in the Anglo-American Special Relationship and US-European Affairs.
 
In addition to his foreign policy experience, Cohen spent years as a Communications Director in the Executive and Legislative Branches of government.
 
He also served as spokesman and speechwriter for Members of Congress and the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. While working in Congress, Mr. Cohen launched the dynamic House of Representatives United Kingdom Caucus.
 
Lee is a graduate of Northwestern University where he received his BA in French and Political Science; and of McGill University in Montreal and Manchester Business School in the UK, where he received his MBA in Marketing and International Management. 
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Colin Bullen has been a convinced opponent of UK involvement in the European project since it was first mooted, believing that the EU was bad for the people of the UK, and indeed for those of the rest of Europe. In the 1970s he joined 'Operation Out’, and helped deliver leaflets for the No campaign in the 1975 referendum. He then spent more...
Colin Bullen has been a convinced opponent of UK involvement in the European project since it was first mooted, believing that the EU was bad for the people of the UK, and indeed for those of the rest of Europe. In the 1970s he joined 'Operation Out’, and helped deliver leaflets for the No campaign in the 1975 referendum. He then spent more than twenty years on the National Committee of the Campaign for an Independent Britain, being Chairman of the Campaigning Secretariat for five of those years. He was, as membership secretary, on the first National Committee of UKIP for five years, belonged to the trade union group the Campaign Against Euro Federalism, supported the Labour Euro Safeguards Campaign, and also the Democracy Movement, manning street stalls, and delivering leaflets on their behalf. He provides articles for the Eurorealist bulletin, produced by long time activist Derek Bennett. Despite previous activity with other parties he now supports the Johnson government, as the promises made concerning Brexit appear to being kept. On a personal note he spent over forty years working in IT, has been a lifelong trade unionist, and is a reader at his local church.
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David Seedhouse is Professor of Deliberative Practice at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He is also owner and creator of the Values Exchange, an online tool for reflection and debate that has been used for almost two decades in universities and health care in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Seedhouse is a widely read author in health...
David Seedhouse is Professor of Deliberative Practice at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He is also owner and creator of the Values Exchange, an online tool for reflection and debate that has been used for almost two decades in universities and health care in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Seedhouse is a widely read author in health philosophy, ethics and decision-making, and for several years was a best-selling author for Wiley. He is currently published by Sage. He has published two books this year: Using Personal Judgement in Nursing and Healthcare with Vanessa Peutherer and The Case for Democracy in the Covid 19 pandemic.
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Rt Hon. Sir John Redwood MP was appointed to the Cabinet in May 1993 when he became Secretary of State for Wales. In 1995 he challenged John Major for the Conservative Party leadership. In opposition he has acted as Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1997-1999) Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the...

Rt Hon. Sir John Redwood MP was appointed to the Cabinet in May 1993 when he became Secretary of State for Wales. In 1995 he challenged John Major for the Conservative Party leadership. In opposition he has acted as Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1997-1999) Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1999-2000) and Shadow Secretary of State for Deregulation (2004-2005).

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Dr Jonathan Stanley has worked as a researcher for two Members of the European Parliament and more generally in a variety of frontline NHS positions since qualifying as a surgeon twelve years ago. He is the Bow Group's senior researcher and Secretary of the Scottish Unionist Party.
Jonathan G. Buckley MLA is a member of Northern Ireland’s Legislative Assembly serving the Upper Bann constituency. He is a member of The Democratic Unionist Party, and Northern Ireland’s youngest unionist elected representative. 

Sean is currently studying European Studies with German at King’s College, London. He was born in Bristol but has spent most of his life in Guildford, where he attended George Abbot School. He was an active member of the local Royal Marines Cadets, enjoys keeping fit and is a keen rugby follower, both as a player and a spectator. He has a deep...

Sean is currently studying European Studies with German at King’s College, London. He was born in Bristol but has spent most of his life in Guildford, where he attended George Abbot School. He was an active member of the local Royal Marines Cadets, enjoys keeping fit and is a keen rugby follower, both as a player and a spectator. He has a deep interest in politics and current affairs, with a particular focus on European and international affairs.

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Thomas Rands is a Nineteen year old Politics student at the University of East Anglia, having been interested in politics from an early age Thomas spent time in Parliament as part of his work experience along with the local council offices. Thomas has recently become involved with party politics, joining the Conservative party in 2018 and when...

Thomas Rands is a Nineteen year old Politics student at the University of East Anglia, having been interested in politics from an early age Thomas spent time in Parliament as part of his work experience along with the local council offices. Thomas has recently become involved with party politics, joining the Conservative party in 2018 and when at university becoming active in the Conservative group there.

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Jude is a Law student at the University of Bristol and intends to pursue a career in commercial law after graduation. Aged nineteen, he is also one of the youngest school governors in Britain.

The Galloping 8th Hussar is a historian and aspiring author, with a keen interest in British history, the ancient world, and the conflicts of the twentieth century.

Christopher Lim is a student at Charterhouse School and is based in Hong Kong or Singapore. Christopher has experience in politics on the national and local level, working in Singapore on a local government level, and working in Hong Kong from a policy-based perspective. Christopher's passion has long been the Commonwealth, particularly the...

Christopher Lim is a student at Charterhouse School and is based in Hong Kong or Singapore. Christopher has experience in politics on the national and local level, working in Singapore on a local government level, and working in Hong Kong from a policy-based perspective. Christopher's passion has long been the Commonwealth, particularly the possibility of a CANZUK free trade deal, as well as the history of social democracy in the UK.

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James is a Graduate of Newcastle University, where he studied History, Politics and German language. He has lived, studied and worked in both Germany and Poland.

Sir William Cash MP is the Chairman of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee. Bill declined a government position in 1991, choosing instead to orchestrate opposition to the Maastricht Treaty. Bill Cash was also Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of the Bruges Group . His publications include; Associated, Not Absorbed – The...

Sir William Cash MP is the Chairman of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee. Bill declined a government position in 1991, choosing instead to orchestrate opposition to the Maastricht Treaty. Bill Cash was also Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of the Bruges Group . His publications include; Associated, Not Absorbed – The Associated European Area, Are we really Winning on Europe?, Against a Federal Europe: The Battle for Britain and British and German National Interests.

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Alex is entering his last year at the University of Stirling studying a BA (with Honors) in History and Politics. He is originally from the Isle of Man. Alex is also the co-editor of an independent blog run by students called The Jackdaw.

Kieran Clare is a Conservative party member from Milton Keynes. He helps campaign with his local Conservatives both for the local and general elections. He is a writer for Turning Point UK and currently studies politics with The Open University. Instagram: kieranclare_

Karan will graduate from William and Mary, Virginia, USA in August 2020 with a major in Government. He graduated from The International School Bangalore, India with an International Baccalaureate diploma.

Karan’s chief passion has long been for American and global politics. He believes in a philosophy of limited government and individual...

Karan will graduate from William and Mary, Virginia, USA in August 2020 with a major in Government. He graduated from The International School Bangalore, India with an International Baccalaureate diploma.

Karan’s chief passion has long been for American and global politics. He believes in a philosophy of limited government and individual liberty with his political idols ranging from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to Calvin Coolidge.

Karan was an e-intern at Air Combat Command, Virginia, from August 2019 to May 2020, at TRADOC (US Army Training and Doctrine Command), Virginia, in Spring 2019 and a summer intern at U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C. in 2019.

Karan is a history buff, enjoys traveling, reading, tennis and writing papers on political issues. He has travelled in the US, Canada, Asia, Africa and Europe. He is currently a member of College Republicans on campus and Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma First-Year Student Honor Societies.

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Dominique Samuels is a political commentator, student and President of Orhtodox Conservatives.

Dr David Blake is Professor of Pension Economics and Director of the Pensions Institute at Cass Business School, London; Chairman of Square Mile Consultants, a training and research consultancy; and Co-Founder with JPMorgan of the LifeMetrics Index. Consultant to many organisations, including JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Union Bank...

Dr David Blake is Professor of Pension Economics and Director of the Pensions Institute at Cass Business School, London; Chairman of Square Mile Consultants, a training and research consultancy; and Co-Founder with JPMorgan of the LifeMetrics Index. Consultant to many organisations, including JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Union Bank of Switzerland, Paribas Capital Markets, Prudential UK, AXA, Aegon, Friends Provident, McKinsey & Co., the Office for National Statistics, the Financial Services Authority, the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Treasury, the Bank of England, the Prime Minister’s Policy Directorate, the OECD, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


In June 1996, he established the Pensions Institute. The Pensions Institute undertakes high quality research on all pension-related issues and publishes details of its research activities on the internet (http://www.pensions-institute.org). His recent books include Pension Schemes and Pension Funds in the United Kingdom published by Oxford University Press in 2003, and Pension Economics and Pension Finance, both published by Wiley in 2006. David is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Behavioral Finance Forum founded by Professor Shlomo Benartzi of UCLA.

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Ben Habib is a British politician and businessman. He was elected as a Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 European parliamentary election. He remained in the role until the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. Benyamin Naeem Habib is the chief executive of First Property Group plc, a commercial property...

Ben Habib is a British politician and businessman. He was elected as a Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 European parliamentary election. He remained in the role until the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. Benyamin Naeem Habib is the chief executive of First Property Group plc, a commercial property investment and fund management company. Ben is a critic of the transitional arrangements, supporting divergence from the EU.

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Dr Kevin Hickson is Senior Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Liverpool where he has taught for 17 years.  He has authored, co-authored and edited 16 books on contemporary British political history and political ideologies.  He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and...

Dr Kevin Hickson is Senior Lecturer in British Politics at the University of Liverpool where he has taught for 17 years.  He has authored, co-authored and edited 16 books on contemporary British political history and political ideologies.  He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Historical Society.

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M.L.R. Smith is Professor Strategic Theory at King’s College London. He is co-author of ‘The British Road to Dirty War’ (https://www.brugesgroup.com/blog/the-british-road-to-dirty-war-analysis-by-david-betz-mlr-smith-1) and ‘Carry On Democracy?’ (https://www.brugesgroup.com/blog/carry-on-democracy-analysis-by-david-betz-mlr-smith), and...

M.L.R. Smith is Professor Strategic Theory at King’s College London. He is co-author of ‘The British Road to Dirty War’ (https://www.brugesgroup.com/blog/the-british-road-to-dirty-war-analysis-by-david-betz-mlr-smith-1) and ‘Carry On Democracy?’ (https://www.brugesgroup.com/blog/carry-on-democracy-analysis-by-david-betz-mlr-smith), and co-author of Sacred Violence: Political Religion in a Secular Age (London and New York: Palgrave/McMillan, 2014).

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Frank Millard is a writer and political historian. He obtained his PhD in medieval history from the University of London and embarked on a career in journalism and PR. He lives with his wife and son in the Home Counties.

Clifford Miller is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He is a graduate physicist [Imperial College]; peer reviewed published academic on complex scientific, technical and medical evidence and on intellectual property law; former examining lecturer Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine.

Stephen Meyer is a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute, a public policy and scientific research organization in Seattle in the United States. There he directs the institute’s Center for Science and Culture and also contributes to its foreign policy programs, where he writes on missile defense and the importance of strengthening key U.S....

Stephen Meyer is a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute, a public policy and scientific research organization in Seattle in the United States. There he directs the institute’s Center for Science and Culture and also contributes to its foreign policy programs, where he writes on missile defense and the importance of strengthening key U.S. alliances. Meyer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1991. In 1989 while finishing his Ph.D., he advocated a U.K-U.S. free trade agreement on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal as a way of relieving pressure on Britain to relinquish sovereignty to the EU. Since then he has written numerous articles urging U.S. policymakers to support British efforts to reclaim sovereignty from the EU and on the need to strengthen the crucially important Anglo-American defence, intelligence sharing and trading alliance. His articles on these topics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Stream, The Federalist and National Review. He has published many other editorials in national newspapers such as USA Today, The National Post (of Canada), The Daily Telegraph and The Los Angeles Times. His 2009 book Signature in the Cell was selected as a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year.

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Thomas Bevan is a sixth form student from the Midlands, studying politics, economics and history. With a passion for politics and in particular international relations, he is determined to have a career in journalism or politics. As a Conservative party member and fervent believer in Brexit, he recognises the greater struggle that Brexit...

Thomas Bevan is a sixth form student from the Midlands, studying politics, economics and history. With a passion for politics and in particular international relations, he is determined to have a career in journalism or politics. As a Conservative party member and fervent believer in Brexit, he recognises the greater struggle that Brexit represents and the opportunities it provides for Britain.

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Charles is a proud northern, working-class conservative and is a final year student at King's College London. At King's, he studies European Politics and so has developed an in-depth understanding of the workings of the European Union. He is particularly interested in the EU's Enlargement Policy and the Common Defence and Security Policy....

Charles is a proud northern, working-class conservative and is a final year student at King's College London. At King's, he studies European Politics and so has developed an in-depth understanding of the workings of the European Union. He is particularly interested in the EU's Enlargement Policy and the Common Defence and Security Policy. However, his study of the EU has also reaffirmed his decision to vote to leave the EU in 2016, and so he robustly makes the case for Brexit in all his seminars!

Outside of University, Charles has, in less than two years of residing in London, worked for two prominent Members of Parliament; Damian Collins MP, for nearly 18 months, and Daniel Kawczynski MP for a shorter period. Beyond this, he was also recently an active member of Esther McVey's leadership team for the 2019 Conservative Party leadership contest.

On a personal level Charles enjoys maintaining his physical fitness immensely, and so has a great interest in the gym and in general nutrition. 

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Luke Alsford is a Conservative campaigner, and is leader of the Conservative Society at his college. Luke has argued in favour of leaving the EU in important school debates.

Ethan Thoburn is Editor of The Bruges Group; he is also Chairman of South Tyneside Conservatives and Deputy Area Chairman in the North East of England. He has previously campaigned and worked with Vote Leave and Leave Means Leave as well as other think tanks and Conservative Party groups. A recently graduated student In Economics and Politics,...
Ethan Thoburn is Editor of The Bruges Group; he is also Chairman of South Tyneside Conservatives and Deputy Area Chairman in the North East of England. He has previously campaigned and worked with Vote Leave and Leave Means Leave as well as other think tanks and Conservative Party groups. A recently graduated student In Economics and Politics, he is passionate about carrying on Margaret Thatcher’s legacy of political and economic freedom in Britain and the rest of the world with free market policies and social conservatism, as well as of course leaving the EU.
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John Petley read music at Oxford and also has a diploma in applied theology from Moorlands Bible College. He was not active politically until he was over 40 years old and read an article by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard which opened his eyes to the nature of the European project. He has subsequently worked for two years as a researcher in the...
John Petley read music at Oxford and also has a diploma in applied theology from Moorlands Bible College. He was not active politically until he was over 40 years old and read an article by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard which opened his eyes to the nature of the European project. He has subsequently worked for two years as a researcher in the European Parliament, and later served for three years as editor of The Freedom Association's in-house magazine Freedom Today, He then joined the Campaign for an Independent Britain as Operations Manager, speaking in over 20 debates and rallies during the 2016 referendum campaign. He is the author of Top 10 reasons to leave the EU (Bretwalda Books) and since the referendum has collaborated with John Ashworth of Fishing for Leave  in the production of two booklets on fisheries. His paper On the Wrong Track was published by the Bruges Group in 2009. 
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David Kurten has been a London Assembly Member since May 2016, and was UKIP's Education Spokesman from November 2016 to December 2018. Before entering politics, he was a Chemistry teacher for over 15 years and taught in both state and private schools in Hampshire, Botswana, London, Hertfordshire, Bosnia-Herzegovina, New York and Bermuda.

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David Kurten has been a London Assembly Member since May 2016, and was UKIP's Education Spokesman from November 2016 to December 2018. Before entering politics, he was a Chemistry teacher for over 15 years and taught in both state and private schools in Hampshire, Botswana, London, Hertfordshire, Bosnia-Herzegovina, New York and Bermuda.

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David Betz is Professor of War in the Modern World and Deputy Head of the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He has written extensively on insurgency and counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, revolution, state and non-state propaganda, and information warfare. His most recent book Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the...

David Betz is Professor of War in the Modern World and Deputy Head of the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He has written extensively on insurgency and counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, revolution, state and non-state propaganda, and information warfare. His most recent book Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power analyses the wide impact of information technology on war and warfare.

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Dr. Gerard Conway is a senior lecturer in law at Brunel University London, from where he obtained his PhD degree. He worked as legal trainee in the Legal Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland (six months), as a judicial researcher in the Four Courts in Dublin (seven months), and as a legal researcher in the Office of the...

Dr. Gerard Conway is a senior lecturer in law at Brunel University London, from where he obtained his PhD degree. He worked as legal trainee in the Legal Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland (six months), as a judicial researcher in the Four Courts in Dublin (seven months), and as a legal researcher in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Ireland (for nearly three years). His research is in the areas of legal reasoning, international courts, constitutional law of the EU, comparative public law, and European and international criminal law.

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Roger Kendrick is a serial entrepreneur and a Director of plc and private companies exporting high-tech products and services around the world.

John Poynton was educated at University of Edinburgh, where he studied physics and economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse in London before serving two medium-sized organisations as finance director.  

In 2014 he joined UKIP and stood as parliamentary candidate in Ealing Southall...

John Poynton was educated at University of Edinburgh, where he studied physics and economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse in London before serving two medium-sized organisations as finance director.  

In 2014 he joined UKIP and stood as parliamentary candidate in Ealing Southall in 2015 and 2017. He campaigned independently during the referendum so as to promote his own literature, helping to achieve 40% for Leave across the London Borough of Ealing. 

John regards himself as a centre radical and opposes all forms of discrimination. His blog can be found at https://jepoynton.com

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Will Podmore is the author of Brexit: the road to freedom, published by i2i Press, paperback, 317 pages, ISBN 978-1916427174
£9.95. Available from the author and from Amazon.

Will Podmore has been the Chief Librarian at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) since 1986. He is a member of the University...

Will Podmore is the author of Brexit: the road to freedom, published by i2i Press, paperback, 317 pages, ISBN 978-1916427174
£9.95. Available from the author and from Amazon.

Will Podmore has been the Chief Librarian at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) since 1986. He is a member of the University and College Union.

He is married, with one daughter, three sons and five grandsons. He is the author of 5 other books:

Britain, Italy, Germany and the Spanish Civil War;

Reg Birch: engineer, trade unionist, communist;

The European Union – bad for Britain – a trade union view;

British foreign policy since 1870; and The war against the working class.

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TED ROOSEVELT MALLOCH was a Professor and Senior Fellow in Management Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and at Henley Business School, in the UK. He previously served as Research Professor at Yale University. He is an international expert on governance, strategy and business.

His most recent books concern the nature of...

TED ROOSEVELT MALLOCH was a Professor and Senior Fellow in Management Practice at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and at Henley Business School, in the UK. He previously served as Research Professor at Yale University. He is an international expert on governance, strategy and business.

His most recent books concern the nature of virtuous enterprise, the practices of practical wisdom, the pursuit of happiness, the virtues of generosity and thrift. His new book, co-authored with the retired Chairman and CEO of Cargill, is entitled: Common Sense Business. His memoir is entitled: DAVOS, ASPEN & YALE: My Life Behind the Elite Curtain as a Global Sherpa.

Dr. Malloch is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Roosevelt Global Governance Group, a leading strategic management and thought leadership company. He has served on the executive board of the World Economic Forum (DAVOS); has held an ambassadorial level position at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; worked in senior policy positions at the US State Department and US Senate; did capital markets at Salomon Brothers on Wall Street. He has experience on a wide number of corporate, mutual fund, and not-for-profit boards, including universities, charitable trusts, and foundations. He has traveled to 147 countries and worked at the CEO and Head of State/Government level with a wide range of country and corporate clients.

Ted earned his PhD in international political economy from the University of Toronto and took his B.A. from Gordon College, and an M.Litt.

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Peter Kirby was born in 1932 and educated at Bournemouth Grammar School 1943-1948.  He holds the Higher National Certificate in Business Studies (1969) and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply (1972). From 1948 to 1986 he was employed by LCC/GLC and for the last 21 years served in the Supplies Department from 1974 to...

Peter Kirby was born in 1932 and educated at Bournemouth Grammar School 1943-1948.  He holds the Higher National Certificate in Business Studies (1969) and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply (1972). From 1948 to 1986 he was employed by LCC/GLC and for the last 21 years served in the Supplies Department from 1974 to 1980 he was departmental Chief Financial Officer (£200 million turnover) and from 1981 to 1986 was divisional head of the Central Reprographics Service.  He is the author of "Cost Effective Print Buying" (Gower).  On choosing redundancy in 1986 he resolved that in the future he would only do things which were interesting or gave him pleasure.  From 1998 to 2011 he provided personal tours of Britain and the near continent to English speaking tourists. In 2007 he developed an interest in global warming and climate change and his library contains 24 books on the subject.  In 1943 he developed an interest in sailing and has owned 8 different boats, three of which he built.  At the age of 85 he decided to slow down and now 87 he concentrates on climate change.

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Ralph Baldwin is a graduate in Conservations Management, Data/Business Analyst and lover of the British Countryside. He is a political activist of over thirty years and an ex-Councillor who left Labour after helping Margaret Hodge defeat the BNP due to the destructive and callous nature of the Hard Left.  Since Joining the Conservatives Ralph...

Ralph Baldwin is a graduate in Conservations Management, Data/Business Analyst and lover of the British Countryside. He is a political activist of over thirty years and an ex-Councillor who left Labour after helping Margaret Hodge defeat the BNP due to the destructive and callous nature of the Hard Left.  Since Joining the Conservatives Ralph has fallen in love with the Cobservative Party and he is passionate about battling political extremism and re-building faith in both conservatism and moderate politics.  As one progresses on the journey one is realising how wise Margaret Thatcher truly was.....

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Andrew Tettenborn is a professor of commercial law at a well-known UK university, who also teaches in Europe and elsewhere. In the 2001 General Election he stood as UKIP’s candidate in Bath.

For the last 35 years Torquil has specialised as a legal journalist in comparative criminal procedure. He has been published in, amongst others, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Law Journal. He is theauthor ofThe European Constitution against the British Constitution”, with a Foreword by Nigel Farage...

For the last 35 years Torquil has specialised as a legal journalist in comparative criminal procedure. He has been published in, amongst others, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Law Journal. He is theauthor ofThe European Constitution against the British Constitution”, with a Foreword by Nigel Farage MEP, and in 2010 another booklet “The Coming Tsunami” about the very different systems of criminal justice and of policing that the UK might have thrust upon it from Brussels, with a Foreword by Christopher Gill, Hon, President, the Freedom Association.

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Michael Wood dropped out of art school and worked in agriculture until accepted for business training by a major Japanese trading house. Working for major Japanese, Dutch and German firms he was involved in International trade from the mid sixties to his retirement in 2010. His career focus was mainly on agricultural products and he has...

Michael Wood dropped out of art school and worked in agriculture until accepted for business training by a major Japanese trading house. Working for major Japanese, Dutch and German firms he was involved in International trade from the mid sixties to his retirement in 2010. His career focus was mainly on agricultural products and he has extensive knowledge of perishables both short sea imports and deep sea exports. He travelled widely and has lived and worked in Nigeria, Ukraine, Central Asia as well as the EU (Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg). He became involved in information technology in the late 90s and was engaged by LM Ericsson to advise on a mobile telephone business model applicable to sparsely populated developing countries in Central Asia.

Prior to retirement he was CFO and GM of a London based manufacturing, warehousing and property company. The manufacturing division sourced raw materials and parts from Italy, UK, China, Taiwan and India.

After retirement he developed disability products with Chinese manufactures and imported them into the UK. 

He now lives in London with his wife, a lawyer, and writes on a variety of subjects including disability issues.

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Dr Lee Rotherham has been engaged in Brexit prep since before it was fashionable. He has been an adviser to three Shadow Foreign Secretaries, to the Conservative delegate to the Convention that drafted the Lisbon Treaty, to MEPs, a delegate to the Council of Europe, and a range of front benchers. During the referendum, he was Director of...

Dr Lee Rotherham has been engaged in Brexit prep since before it was fashionable. He has been an adviser to three Shadow Foreign Secretaries, to the Conservative delegate to the Convention that drafted the Lisbon Treaty, to MEPs, a delegate to the Council of Europe, and a range of front benchers. During the referendum, he was Director of Special Projects at Vote Leave. He has been very extensively published by many think tanks, writing on issues across the full spectrum of EU policy.

Lee fought the 2001 General Election as Conservative Candidate in St Helens South - with its infamous butler - and fought the then Europe Minister in Rotherham in 2005.

He has twenty years’ service in the Reserves, including three operational deployments and time spent within Whitehall on Defence and Security work. He is Director of the Brexit think tank The Red Cell, is Executive Director of Veterans for Britain, and Chairman of the project to set up a Museum of Sovereignty. He tweets as @DrBrexit

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Barry Legg was Chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee. He was the Conservative Party’s Chief Executive and a former MP, representing Milton Keynes South West. Whilst in Parliament Barry was a Maastricht rebel. He is also a businessman and Chairman of the Bruges Group.

Scarlett Spencer is a former alumni at the Department of War Studies at King's College London. She is a member of Bruges Group who works for Children's Services.

Dr Jonathan Swift is a Senior Lecturer in International Business & Marketing at Salford Business School, the University of Salford, Manchester. He teaches on the Postgraduate programmes at the Business School, is the Programme Leader for the MSC in International Business, and leads the overseas residential study week. He has taught at the...
Dr Jonathan Swift is a Senior Lecturer in International Business & Marketing at Salford Business School, the University of Salford, Manchester. He teaches on the Postgraduate programmes at the Business School, is the Programme Leader for the MSC in International Business, and leads the overseas residential study week. He has taught at the Manchester Business School, on the Executive MBA programme, and has been involved in socio-linguistic pre-departure training for personnel from major companies who were to go to Latin America to take up positions there. He has worked closely with a variety of industries. Jonathan has written a number of books: the two most recent being Brexit KBO (2018) published by Cambridge Academic, Cambridge, and Understanding Business in the Global Economy: A Multi-Level Relationship Approach (2017) Macmillan Publishers, London. He has lived and worked in a number of countries: Brazil, Colombia, Italy, and Mexico, and speaks Spanish.
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Catherine was the parliamentary candidate for Great Yarmouth and is the Eastern Regional Chair of UKIP. Her background is in international markets, economics and business, both large and small.

David Owen is a retired Project Director and Group Head of Procurement of a UK Plc with over 30 years’ experience of international trade and contracting in senior roles, mainly with UK and German companies, managing oil, gas and mining projects in UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Daniel Mcilhiney has had an unusual career spanning many industries. He trained as an actor before leaving education to become a minister and preacher. He went on the travel across Europe training people in the art of public speaking and persuasion. He then moved on to work in the field of PR and Politics after becoming deeply engaged in the...

Daniel Mcilhiney has had an unusual career spanning many industries. He trained as an actor before leaving education to become a minister and preacher. He went on the travel across Europe training people in the art of public speaking and persuasion. He then moved on to work in the field of PR and Politics after becoming deeply engaged in the political system during the Brexit referendum strongly believing that, although it may be of personal detriment to him and his work, he was duty bound to use his skills to seek to get a Leave vote for the good of his country and it’s future. He has since helped to run campaigns for those in the public and private sectors in London, Manchester, Budapest, Berlin and across the United States, he has written speeches and articles and continues to work in politics across the United States and Europe.

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As an undergraduate at Oxford, Ariane Loening was old enough to vote NO in the 1975 EEC referendum.  She gained experience of UN agencies and spent the 1980s in West Bengal working in the voluntary sector at grassroots level, developing a forensic approach to socio-political and economic issues before returning to Scotland in 1993. She values,...

As an undergraduate at Oxford, Ariane Loening was old enough to vote NO in the 1975 EEC referendum.  She gained experience of UN agencies and spent the 1980s in West Bengal working in the voluntary sector at grassroots level, developing a forensic approach to socio-political and economic issues before returning to Scotland in 1993. She values, in particular, knowledge of historical background, believing it to be the best way to understand the present.

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Daniel Kawczynski MP is Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham. The first British MP born in Poland Mr Kawczynski has served on the Foreign Affairs, International Development, Justice and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committees and a former Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...

Daniel Kawczynski MP is Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham. The first British MP born in Poland Mr Kawczynski has served on the Foreign Affairs, International Development, Justice and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committees and a former Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and an Advisor to former Prime Minister David Cameron on Eastern and Central European Affairs.

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Daniel Bullen is a self-publishing author. Daniel has high-functioning autism, which affects the way he interacts but, gets the job done nonetheless. Currently studying a degree in ICT. Aside from politics, Daniel has an interest in history – particularly British, American, Russian and Eastern European history. His publication includes The...
Daniel Bullen is a self-publishing author. Daniel has high-functioning autism, which affects the way he interacts but, gets the job done nonetheless. Currently studying a degree in ICT. Aside from politics, Daniel has an interest in history – particularly British, American, Russian and Eastern European history. His publication includes The Occupation of Britain (2017), a history of Britain’s relationship with Europe from 1945 to 2017 whilst at the moment writing three more books about Brexit and other books on other topics. Restoring Britain post-Brexit (2018) The Liberation of Britain Part 1 (2018) The Liberation of Britain Part 2 (2018) Fascism and Communism are Two Sides of the Same Coin Part 1 (2018)
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Marcus Watney is a retired technical writer with experience in British industry working for OEMs in the areas of IT, fibre optics and superconducting magnets. He has stood for Parliament twice and twice been a euro-election candidate for UKIP. In 2004 the Bruges Group published his paper Exit Strategy, believed to be the first analysis of...
Marcus Watney is a retired technical writer with experience in British industry working for OEMs in the areas of IT, fibre optics and superconducting magnets. He has stood for Parliament twice and twice been a euro-election candidate for UKIP. In 2004 the Bruges Group published his paper Exit Strategy, believed to be the first analysis of the different ways of leaving the EU. He has given numerous television and radio interviews, attempting to explain simply the byzantine workings of the European Union.
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David Wilkinson has campaigned against the EU in various countries.
John Griffing is formerly Associate Editor for The Daily Caller News Foundation. His interview credits include Fortune 500 executives, as well as key public officials. He is also featured on Fox, RT, Newsmax TV and numerous radio programs.

Isabel Brooke studies politics, philosophy, and religion at Ithaca College in the United States. In addition to studying while she is in London until May 2018, Isabel is working with the Bruges Group and for Dan Helmer's congressional campaign in the States.

In 1997 Derek was the Referendum Party candidate in Walsall North and joined UKIP after the general election that year. He has served on the UKIP NEC, organised six conferences and stood as a UKIP candidate during the last five general elections. From 1997 he has produced the Euro Realist newsletter.

Dr Niall McCrae is a senior lecturer in mental health at King's College London. Niall campaigned for Brexit in Sutton, one of the few London boroughs to vote to leave the EU. He continues to write on Brexit within his broader theme of democracy and freedom of speech. Regular writer for Salisbury Review. Author of books The Moon and MadnessThe...

Dr Niall McCrae is a senior lecturer in mental health at King's College London. Niall campaigned for Brexit in Sutton, one of the few London boroughs to vote to leave the EU. He continues to write on Brexit within his broader theme of democracy and freedom of speech. Regular writer for Salisbury Review. Author of books The Moon and MadnessThe Story of Nursing in British Mental Hospitals: Echoes from the Corridors, and Moralitis: a Cultural Virus (with Robert Oulds).

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Ben is a Burkean conservative and a social, moral and fiscal conservative. He strongly support Britain's exit from the European Union, its internal market and its customs union as well as our withdrawal from the European Arrest Warrant and the European Convention on Human Rights. He is primarily interested in theology and UK politics. Ben has...
Ben is a Burkean conservative and a social, moral and fiscal conservative. He strongly support Britain's exit from the European Union, its internal market and its customs union as well as our withdrawal from the European Arrest Warrant and the European Convention on Human Rights. He is primarily interested in theology and UK politics. Ben has his own Brexit blog at: https://bensomervellsbrexitblog.wordpress.com/.
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Ahana is an intern with The Bruges Group. An undergrad at Ithaca College, class of 2018, she is studying journalism and politics with a concentration in international relations. In the past, she's written for NVIDIA, PBS NewsHour, and Gannett Newspapers, covering subjects such as artificial intelligence, President Donald Trump's Inauguration,...

Ahana is an intern with The Bruges Group. An undergrad at Ithaca College, class of 2018, she is studying journalism and politics with a concentration in international relations. In the past, she's written for NVIDIA, PBS NewsHour, and Gannett Newspapers, covering subjects such as artificial intelligence, President Donald Trump's Inauguration, and local news.

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Since October 2016, David has studied the EU’s growing power-grab in defence as a researcher and spokesman for Veterans for Britain, whiche he co-founded. He has been an active campaigner for the UK’s autonomy and was also co-founder of Scientists for Britain and Imaginexit, a digital promotions platform which was operating during the...
Since October 2016, David has studied the EU’s growing power-grab in defence as a researcher and spokesman for Veterans for Britain, whiche he co-founded. He has been an active campaigner for the UK’s autonomy and was also co-founder of Scientists for Britain and Imaginexit, a digital promotions platform which was operating during the referendum. David has worked in science, publishing and political communications including four years in the United Arab Emirates. He is qualified as a journalist with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and in media communications with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
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Hjörtur J. Guðmundsson is an Icelandic historian. He holds a master's degree in international relations with focus on European, defence and security studies. Twitter: @Hjortur_J

Gary Robinson is a political commentator and analyst. He tweets at @GaryJRobinson

James Alexander Coghlan is a published academic, author and poet. He has lectured in 7 countries and enjoys political discourses. His first novel The Impossible Journey was released in India, 2009. He is published in 5 genres. Currently collating a publication of his political works.

Robert Oulds is the Director of the Bruges Group and the author of Everything you wanted to know about the EU: But were afraid to ask

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