Tel. +44 (0)20 7287 4414
Email. info@brugesgroup.com
Tel. +44 (0)20 7287 4414
Email. info@brugesgroup.com
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.
Image
Image
Image
Image

Bruges Group Blog

Spearheading the intellectual battle against the EU. And for new thinking in international affairs.

Transpositions: Personal Journeys into Gender Criticism

Compiled and edited by Sarah Phillimore and Al Peters, paperback, 295 pages, ISBN 978-8362927219, P&P Publishing, 2022, £10.  This is a very impressive collection of essays and thoughts. The Irish television writer Graham Linehan writes in the Foreword of 'the absurdity, incoherence, misogyny, homophobia and toxicity of the trans movement,...

  841 Hits

Brexit Betrayed

Brexit has been betrayed, and Northern Ireland is paying for it. The Windsor Framework, while it has the safeguards necessary to protect NI from changes to EU regulation, hasn't the guardrails to protect Northern Ireland's sovereignty and place in the United Kingdom. Since the decision to give the Dublin government an extended role in the governanc...

  1190 Hits

A brief examination of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Assessment Reports which deal with the Physical Science Basis of climate change

Since its establishment in 1988, the IPCC's many scientists have been mandated by its founders (the UN Environment Programme and World Meteorological Organization) to "make policy relevant – as opposed to policy-prescriptive – assessments of the existing worldwide literature on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change....

  2863 Hits

London's Proposed ULEZ Expansion...Basic Freedoms Under Threat

With little discussion most of the world (the democratic west at least) is in a race to a net zero bottom. Scientific evidence is manipulated to 'prove' carbon damage. Normal climate variations that have existed since the world began are now labelled a 'Climate emergency'. Scientists who disagree are silenced by withdrawal of funding and or loss of...

  1131 Hits

Orwell Saw the Future Clearly

Seventy five years ago George Orwell, in my view the greatest political thinker of the 20th Century, wrote the novel 1984. This was one of the most prescient books ever written, eclipsing most science fiction stories, in that it is so true to the age in which we now live, while, as a horror story it puts fantasies such as Dracula in the shade. Not ...

  3828 Hits

Better Habits That Everyone Should Be Getting Into This Summer

Summertime is the perfect time to be thinking about better habits. Yes, most people tend to make their resolutions at New Year's. But how many of those have you actually managed to keep? This isn't supposed to be a knock on your commitment levels. It's just that it's tough to keep up those better habits when you're waking up when it's still dark ou...

  858 Hits

Restoration is just beginning, the Windsor Framework is just the start

It's been three years since the Northern Ireland Protocol, and the rest of the Brexit deal, was ratified in January 2020. In between then and now, we've heard about the impact of the Protocol from the Unionists in Northern Ireland in our 2021 Waterloo Day Lecture, we've seen Part 5 of the Internal Market Bill come and go, and we've seen the Norther...

  968 Hits

A True, Tried and Tested Horizon

Whatever the choreography we have a clog dance not a ballet. Sunak's 'deal' is yet another fudge. Involving the King in politics and the manipulation, copied from the EU, demonstrate a cynical disregard for probity. The Northern Ireland Protocol is a travesty. No Independent nation can agree to be ruled by a political court (The ECJ) whose sole rem...

  1032 Hits

How to Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Your Guide to Building an Amazing Outdoor Kitchen  Are you dreaming of having an outdoor kitchen for your next family gathering or barbecue party? Building your dream outdoor kitchen isn't easy, but with the right planning and preparation, it can be a fun and exciting project. The Exact Steps to the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen An outdoor kitchen ...

  761 Hits

The Influence of Pop Culture on Modern Casino Games

IntroductionPop culture has had a huge impact on the casino gaming industry, changing both the games and its future direction. Casino gaming has progressed from traditional play to a far more diverse selection of games in order to draw in a larger demographic. Pop culture has particularly aided this evolution, sparking an interest amongst younger a...

  1332 Hits

Wake Up!

 The values that have nurtured our law and democracy are increasingly under attack. Keir Starmer endorsing the move to enable people to declare that they are not the sex they were when born. He claims women can have a penis. He also, unsurprisingly was unable to define a 'Woman'. Supporting this idiocy, media reports of a rapist who claims he ...

  1539 Hits

High Roller Casinos UK: Everything You Need to Know

If you're a casino enthusiast who loves playing big, you're probably aware of high roller casinos. High roller casinos are designed to cater to the needs of big spenders who prefer to wager large sums of money. These casinos offer exclusive perks, privileges, and bonuses to their VIP members, making them a popular destination for high rollers. In t...

  18155 Hits

As Thick As Two Short Planks

 For many years I have pondered the cunning, deceitfulness and often seemingly sinister actions of our elected Members of Parliament and Governments, I have tried to understand why they were so happy to surrender our country to rule from the European Union and why they are all so besotted with 'Net Zero' and spout a lot of nonsense about globa...

  1355 Hits

How Political Betting is Making Waves in the Gambling Industry in 2023

Political betting has been on the rise in 2023, and it's easy to understand why. This type of wagering involves placing bets on the outcome of a political event or election. It has become more common due to an increased focus on politics in news coverage and media, as well as improved access to betting platforms through technology such as computers...

  870 Hits

Has Anyone the Courage to Lead?

Since the referendum governments have squandered opportunity. We should be in a strong position, but a combination of Pro EU Tories, the Blob and the Civil Service has put democracy at risk. The daily attacks on Brexit citing idiotic opinion polls, demonstrate a determination by the opponents of democracy to take us back into the EU whatever the co...

  1566 Hits

Rishi Sunak Must Rip Up EU Laws Immediately to Deliver on Brexit’s Promise

The Bruges Group is pleased to republish this article by Barnabas Reynolds  Brussels' rules are prescriptive and controlling, and are holding back British growth The Prime Minister must restore Britain's sovereignty over our laws The Government is seeking the power to remove some of the vast swathes of EU-inherited law by the end of 2023 in it...

  1704 Hits

What Needs to be Taught

The Prime Minister advocates that the teaching of Maths should be a priority, although one suspects that he really means numeracy, as the ability to add up a few figures is more useful for the average person that knowing all about the calculus of the hyperbola. However the level of debate concerning economic matters in this country makes clear that...

  1119 Hits

How To Determine A Good Online Casino

Casinos have long been a popular form of entertainment, offering a great way to socialize with friends, have a few drinks and enjoy a night of gambling. For decades, casinos were the go-to places to spend an evening out, but with the rise of the internet and the convenience of online casinos, the traditional format of the casino has been slowly rep...

  737 Hits

Betting Tips That'll Give You The Best Odds

Being a sports fan is an experience unlike any other. It provides a connection to a team that goes beyond just watching the game. It brings an emotional connection, a sense of belonging and community, and a deeper understanding of the game. First, being a sports fan provides an emotional connection with the team and its players. Fans can relate to ...

  677 Hits

How Brexit Affected Premier League Policies

Brexit has undoubtedly had an impact on multiple industries in Britain, one of those being professional football. It was always felt that Brexit could have a knock-on effect where Premier League policies, specifically, are concerned, and that has proven to be the case, but just how had the departure from the EU affected the English top flight? One ...

  1363 Hits

The Evolution Of Sports Media And The Rise Of Sports Podcasts

Sports media has come a long way since its inception, evolving significantly over the years. From print, and journalism to live broadcasts and now to podcasts, sports media has adapted to the changing needs and preferences of sports enthusiasts. Horse Racing One of the oldest and most popular sports in the United Kingdom is horse racing. The countr...

  1386 Hits

Nothing is Done

In the Middle Ages, before the widespread use of gunpowder, the moat of a castle was an effective means of defence. Although the age of castles as strongholds is long gone we in this country have one trusty moat which has protected us for centuries, and I have often remarked, when contemplating history, and indeed modern threats, "Thank God for the...

  1150 Hits

Innovation and Technology: How New Bookmakers Transform the UK Betting Industry

Sports betting in the UK has a long-standing tradition, beginning as early as 18th century when bookmakers would accept bets at horse races. Today, this sector has blossomed into an expansive industry with numerous sports, events and markets available to choose from. According to figures released by the UK Gambling Commission in 2022, gross gamblin...

  835 Hits

The EU's Shadow Liabilities: Risky Business

 The EU likes to sell itself as the high priests of the 'rules-based' system, as the bedrock of financial stability worldwide. So much so that 'stability' was one of the main arguments of the remain side back in 2016 - and remains a prominent argument for rejoining today. In this Bruges Group publication, "The shadow liabilities of EU member s...

  1164 Hits

Nats in Westminster: Runaway Horses?

The SNP is a party that has undoubtedly enjoyed significant electoral success and has conferred upon itself an advantageous political position. The party of government, yet simultaneously the party of opposition and resistance; arguments against its 15 years in government in Holyrood have so far, failed to cut through. Compared to most of the other...

  1057 Hits

Counterattack: Montgomery and the Battle of Bulge

By Robert Oulds, 67 pages, Kindle e-book, 2022  This is a very useful and thoughtful study of the Battle of the Bulge, which at last gives due credit to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery for his crucial role in ensuring the Allied victory. Hitler's Ardennes counter-offensive was his last desperate throw on the Western front. The author, Ro...

  2378 Hits

Why Does the UK's Tech Scene Stand Out From European Competition?

The technology sector is thriving in the United Kingdom and shows no signs of slowing down. The UK has established itself as a European leader in several technological fields, and it's down to a variety of reasons. Why does the UK tech scene stand out from other European countries? For several years, the technology sector in the United Kingdom has ...

  1278 Hits

A CHALLENGE TO THE ORTHODOXY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

This paper was written in November 2022 by: Stuart Agnew. MRAC (Agricultural science) Roger Helmer. M A Cantab (Mathematics) It is published by the Bruges Group as an Important contribution to a debate we should be having. OVERVIEW Within the last 20 years a belief has become established that the planet is imminently destined for catastrophic clima...

  1706 Hits

How to Provide Safety Training to New Hires

X Tips for Improving Your Safety Training for New Hires  Your seasoned veterans on the job-site should already be familiar with the fundamentals of workplace safety, but your newest hires might be lagging behind. If you want your new hires to engage in your culture of safety and keep themselves and others as safe as possible, you need to train...

  648 Hits

Counterattack: Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge

Kindle Edition by Robert Oulds   'Victors write history', is a disputed truism that today could be more accurately rendered as 'Movie makers create history'. Certainly, Hollywood has done an excellent job of presenting the Battle of the Bulge as an exclusively American victory. The military historian Robert Oulds's new kindle book 'Counteratta...

  1532 Hits

Martin Howe KC at Conference: Delivering Brexit

Martin Howe KC, Chairman of Lawyers for Britain and silk, addressed the Bruges Group's October Conference on delivering Brexit. The KC discussed the more technical aspect of ensuring Brexit was truly delivered. Brexit, he said, was not completed, and the 2020 withdrawal was merely the removal of Great Britain from "directly applying EU laws…out of ...

  1177 Hits

PATRIOTISM AND FREEDOM
A libertarian defence of national sovereignty

Three quarters of a century ago, when Britain was fighting for her life and the freedom of Europe, no important body of opinion would have questioned the value of patriotism or the importance of preserving and cherishing our nationhood as a focus of resistance to Nazi totalitarianism. Pride in our heritage, our sense of connection with the past and...

  2101 Hits

Woke racism: how a new religion has betrayed black America

by John McWhorter, paperback, 201 pages, ISBN 978-1-80075-144-6, Forum, 2022, £9.99.   https://www.amazon.com/Woke-Racism-Religion-Betrayed-America/dp/0593423062 In this brilliant book John McWhorter exposes the new form of anti-racism as yet another new religion, born in that most religious of Western countries, the USA. The author teaches li...

  1273 Hits

Post-Brexit Online Trading for Better Opportunities: Study Promises Steady Economic Growth

Although Brexit and the free trade agreement initially disrupted and confused UK-based business operations due to the UK's dominant role in cross-border online distribution and sales with other European countries, things are finally looking up in the long run. A study published by the Board of Trade stresses the enormous prospects that digital trad...

  1303 Hits

Jeremy Nieboer at Conference: Nature's Gift Author on Climate Facts

Author Jeremy Nieboer spoke to The Bruges Group's October Conference on his latest book, Nature's Gift, on his book's central thesis on climate change, the greenhouse effect, and saturation. The most important issue relating to climate change, Nieboer argues, is saturation, and he goes deeper into its importance in debating this issue and bringing ...

  1181 Hits

Mark Francois at Conference: How to solve the protocol issue

The Bruges Group had the pleasure of hearing from the distinguished Mark Francois, Chair of the European Research Group and MP for Rayleigh and Wickford - a longtime advocate of Brexit with a significant impact on the UK's direction in Europe, at The Bruges Group's Conference in October. His bestselling book, Spartan Victory, was an insider's ...

  989 Hits

The End of The Road

For over a century the UK has struggled with political realism and to an extent, its identity. In 1918 the Labour Parties pamphlet 'Labour and the New Social Order' set out an essentially communist agenda. Beatrice and Sidney Webb's 1920 book ' Constitution For The Socialist Commonwealth Of Great Britain' fleshed it out. Many were taken in by talk ...

  1097 Hits

How Is Green Hulk Strain Better Than Other Strains?

The internet is now advocating for an organic lifestyle which indicates refusing the use of chemicals as much as possible. Individuals also embrace the change, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic, to boost their immunity. Thus, everyone is looking for the best organic products in the market. If you are familiar with Kratom, you must know it is o...

  1087 Hits

Laws and Online Gambling Popularity in Europe

When it comes to gambling in Europe, different countries have different attitudes, something reflected in the gross gambling yields of the countries. The European gaming market raised a total revenue of 81.1 euros in 2020. Experts have predicted that by 2026 this figure will have increased to 126.3 billion. Below is a look at laws around gambling i...

  1172 Hits

Fix Your Diet: How Clean Eating Is an Act of Resistance

X Reasons to Clean Up Your Diet Now It may not seem like it, but clean and healthy eating is an act of resistance against the status quo. Regardless of intentionality, our store shelves are flooded with unhealthy and artificial products that are making us miserable – and there are some easy steps you can take to avoid them. Why is clean eating such...

  679 Hits

Autumn Statement: Think big or enter the great darkness

So this is what it's like with the grown-ups are in charge. After some £55 billion in tax rises and spending cuts, the Trussian mission for reformation of the state is most definitely over and the entrenched consensus, for now, has won the day and forced the hand of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt. The common conclusion, is, that it's ...

  1022 Hits

How To Identify The Best Subscription Box For Vape Juice?

Vape juice subscription boxes are an ideal way for regular vapers to explore a variety of flavors and products. Whether you're new to vaping or have been vaping for years, these boxes provide users with a convenient way to try something new and stay up-to-date with industry trends and products. Every month, subscribers can expect to receive high-qu...

  765 Hits

6 Factors That Affect The Quality Of Your E-Liquids

E-liquids, also known as a vape juice, or e-juice, make up vape devices' flavor and nicotine content. These liquids come in various flavors and can contain different levels of nicotine to suit each user's unique needs. Whether exotic fruits, candy flavors, or something more traditional like tobacco and menthols, whatever flavor suits your palate be...

  739 Hits

Apple Pay Becomes UK's Most Popular Electronic Payment Service

The proliferation of contactless payment methods is having a positive impact on how brands interact with their customers. From international retailers to small local outlets, many sellers in the UK have already embraced this new trend. However, there are still a lot of people who like to pay for goods and services in cash. Electronic financial tran...

  4152 Hits

Reasons You Should Consider Starting a Business in Central Europe

Europe today has become one of the world's largest business hubs. It has several cutting-edge infrastructures, a skilled labor force, a large market, and robust legal protection. Therefore, if you are perplexed by the massive influx of businesses into Central European nations like Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, among ot...

  1077 Hits

Tips for Playing Online Poker Responsibly

Online gambling has become a game changer for many people who love games like poker, roulette, blackjack, and even slots. It has allowed them to access their favorite games wherever they are and whenever they wish to, as long as they are connected to an internet source. Many people who play online games not only do it as a source of fun and enterta...

  1034 Hits

Amazing Kitchen Décor Ideas You Should Try In Your Home

The trend in kitchen décor now is creating customized spaces that are functional and aesthetic, and display your preferred style. Some people like vintage-style décor with some modern elements thrown in. Others prefer a completely modern look with sleek, smooth lines and sophisticated accessories. Whether you are into traditional décor or prefer a ...

  1077 Hits

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Democracy, It Tolls for Thee

The short-lived Truss government came to power with a mandate to change Britain. She fought her campaign clearly stating her policy. She was lawfully elected according to the rules. Her policy was designed to produce growth. Cutting taxes was a part of the program. The respected US Tax Foundation in its 2020 report on UK tax wrote: "All things bein...

  1677 Hits

Tax Anomalies, Cowards and Encouraging Cheating

A competent Conservative Government would have rectified the anomaly of taxable income between £100,000 and £125,140 being subject to an effective tax rate of 60%. It is clearly anomalous for the effective tax rate to rise from 40% to 60% on income in this band and then fall to 40% on income between £125,141 and £150,000 before rising to 45% on inc...

  1327 Hits

Can the Turncoats Turn Back?

The UK faces problems, problems that to a great degree are the fault of the political and financial establishment. There is no point in blaming every ill on Covid and Ukraine indeed it is only to the latter crisis that the establishment response has been sure footed. Otherwise, the failures are legion. Brexit has not been fully implemente...

  1402 Hits

5 Tips To Fix A THC Vape Pen Battery That Won't Charge

THC vape pens have become a popular cannabis consumption tool since the development of vaping technology. They offer discrete, comfortable, and convenient means to inhale vaporized cannabinoids. These devices are typically pocket-sized and battery-operated, allowing users to control the device's temperature to obtain desired results. A THC vape pen...

  32743 Hits

UK Sports Betting Industry Continuing to Boom

Over the past couple of decades, the sports betting industry has boomed worldwide and, in few countries, has it enjoyed the level of success that it has in the UK. Famously, the general British public enjoy placing a punt on a sporting outcome but the advent of accessible betting through online gaming platforms, has completely transformed the marke...

  1225 Hits

The Thought Police are Here

I was raised to consider the police to be the friends of ordinary people, there to protect us from criminals and thugs. As a youngster I found this to be true and later, as an adult I met many policemen, when playing in teams against them, at various sports, such as golf, tennis, squash, football etc. Now retired I know a number of retired officers...

  2525 Hits

Why Do The Prices Of Half Pound Of Weed Vary On Different Sites?

Like any other product, the prices of half a pound of weed vary on different sites. This can be attributed to several factors, such as the product's quality, the seller's location, and the demand for the product. This blog post will explore why the prices of a half pound of weed vary on different sites. Here's Why The Prices Of Half Pound Of Weed V...

  728 Hits

Don’t Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg

One of the less-endearing qualities of the Conservative and Unionist Party (and I speak as a life-long Conservative voter), is the lemming-like compulsion to immediate change leader if things appear not to be going their way. 'Throwing out the baby with the bathwater' appears to be the inevitable jerk reaction by some MPs, regardless of the value o...

  1332 Hits

10 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Married

Getting married is exciting. But it's important to make sure you're ready for this momentous event. Just because you are in love with someone now doesn't mean they will make for a good long-term partner. So before you tie the knot, here are some things you should know: 1. Your spouse isn't going to complete you.A lot of people enter a marriage expe...

  1045 Hits

CHANGING POLITICS

The great war time leader, Winston Churchill, once said: "democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others that have been tried". he was seldom wrong in his political thinking, a sound working democracy ensures tyrants and despots do not have the chance to come to power. Sadly, through history and events today, there have been ...

  1328 Hits

What is Cryptocurrency and How Does it Work?

Cryptocurrencies are digital finances that have almost the same application as traditional money but are less widespread among the masses. The principal focus of crypto is made on investment and trading. They are also used for paying for services and goods; you can book travel tickets, accommodation, etc. using crypto if the service company allows ...

  1293 Hits

Democracy Under Threat

Democracy is in serious trouble. Before Trump was sworn in, many Democrats took to the streets to protest. 'He is not my president' was their battle cry. The American people were presented with a choice between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. They had to elect one of them and the majority chose Trump. For democracy to function there must be loser ...

  1445 Hits

When To Replace Your Old Water Heater?

Water heaters are usually an imperative part of every home. It offers warm and hot water whenever needed. But, what happens if something goes wrong and it requires replacement? One question that every homeowner has in mind, in this case, is "after how long should you replace a water heater". Well, you will need to replace it after every 8-12 years,...

  1025 Hits

The Monarchy

The final lines of G K Chesterton’s poem “The People of England” are “We are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.”. The period of mourning, and the magnificent funeral, of our beloved late Queen have shown that these words are not empty, but reveal the truth. Despite years of hectoring by the intellectual Left, whose domination of the media, particularly the BBC, has given the impression that their view of the world is the only acceptable one, and that to be what they describe as socially progressive represents the only virtue, the ordinary citizens of this country have shown that they have not changed, and that, when the chips are down, they are as patriotic as those who endured, and won, two World Wars in order that freedom and democracy might survive.

The true British spirit of those days, as portrayed in the great war films of the 1950s, such as “The Dambusters”, “Reach for the Sky”, and “The Cruel Sea” , shows a people with grit, and determination, using both the shield of freedom, and the sword of righteousness, to defeat evil regimes seeking to destroy democratic civilisation. They are far removed from the vociferous, carping, and ignorant, left wing activists, who claim to seek a socialist Utopia, but in fact would plunge this country in a dystopia as envisaged by Orwell in 1984, where humour and laughter do not exist, only a grim pursuit of power for themselves. What a contrast to the smiling face of Queen Elizabeth!

In the last words that Holmes ever addresses to Watson he says “Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing world”, and this is something that could also be said about our much mourned Queen Elizabeth II. She was never afraid of innovation, and was instrumental in transforming the monarchy to adjust to the modern world, yet in those matters which abide, and are truly important, she was steadfast. As the last significant link to the great Second World War generation she represented duty, courage, faithfulness, humour, and a stoic endurance of the worst, in order that the best should ultimately triumph. To use the words of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, in the eponymous play, she was “as constant as the Northern Star”, and contrary to the speech of Antony from the same source “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”, the good that she did will survive, as her son takes on the mantle she has now laid aside.

Thanks to our careers in the administrative sector of the Church my wife and I had the honour of meeting Her Majesty at the time of the Silver Jubilee, and later attending a palace garden party, and we can attest to the fact that she was expert at putting people at their ease, and showing an interest in their lives. She was a truly great lady, a devout Christian, and an example to all in how to behave.

Although we shall never see her like again the new King is cut from the same cloth, and offers a certain hope that her legacy will continue. The monarch, by standing about the political fray, provides a calm centre to our national life, preventing by their very presence the possibility of any sort of demagogue becoming a dictator, or some democratic, but divisive figure, becoming President.

Constitutional monarchy has been shown to be the best system yet devised to protect the rights of all, providing a template for governance which billions around the word envy. Who could believe that a President Edward Heath, Tony Blair, or even Boris Johnson, could unite the nation, and command the love and respect that the monarch enjoys?

In the face of the blandishments of the vociferous republicans we should indeed be foolish to throw out an institution which has served us so well, although there is one danger which could yet destroy it. Should, God Forbid, through a terrorist attack, or a simple plane accident, anything happen to the Prince of Wales and his family, we should be faced with the prospect of the Duke of Woke becoming King. Harry has shown himself to be courageous, and supportive of injured soldiers, but he is unfortunately also, just like Edward VIII, not very intelligent. He has fallen under the influence of one who is herself the product of the shallow, celebrity culture of Hollywood, and who seems to be obsessed with the idea that she is somehow oppressed, even when living in a vast mansion. His accession would be unacceptable to vast numbers of people, who are sick of being lectured on their supposed shortcomings by the woke. In addition, although never convicted of anything, the Duke of York, next in line if the Sussexes were excluded, would also be rejected by too many for him to inherit the throne. If it were constitutionally possible these two parts of the royal family should be removed from the line of succession, in order to safeguard the future of the monarchy

Two more truths can be derived from the events of this month.

The first is that the Armed Forces, despite the efforts of too many administration to downgrade their importance, remain the same disciplined organisations they always were, responding triumphantly to the demands put upon them . The bearer party of Grenadier Guards were superb, and all deserve medals, while the faultless performance of the troops on the day was breathtaking to behold.

The second is that, in an age when useless managers infest so many of our public, and indeed, private bodies, the skills of the Duke of Norfolk, shown in his organisation of everything, put such parasites to shame.

The Queen has gone. God save the King.

  1926 Hits

Déjà Vu and a Confected Crisis

An energy crisis hit world economies and after almost three years the pain exploded in most countries. The exception was the USA. Acting pro-actively President Reagan slashed regulation to free the economy. He fired over 11,000 striking air traffic controllers. Breaking the strike. An action Paul Volcker saw as a 'watershed' moment in the battle ag...

  1415 Hits

Climate - CO2 Nature’s Gift, by Jeremy Nieboer, 88 pages, Bruges Group, 2022

Jeremy Nieboer wrote the excellent 'Climate: all is well, all will be well', published by the Bruges Group in 2021. His new book is another thought-provoking contribution to the debate about climate change. The author, a retired lawyer, forensically examines the scientific evidence about CO2. He shows that CO2 is essential to all life on Earth. Car...

  1766 Hits

HeatON-Harris to Deliver on Protocol - The Union is Under Threat

The appointment of Chris-Heaton Harris as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland was greeted warmly by unionists, ever hopeful that at long last we would have a Secretary of State who cared as much about protecting the rights of unionists as those of nationalists. Moreover, there was a great hope that this UK Government would break with the sy...

  2743 Hits

The Freedom Zone: Freedom Unleashed, 3-4 October

This coming Conference week, The Bruges Group will be hosting the Freedom Zone, from Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th October. Join us at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, just an 8 minute walk away from the International Convention Centre, where the Party conference will be hosted.  At the Bruges Group's panel event, Getting Brexit D...

  2282 Hits

Service Leadership

 The best way to honor the queen would be to take up her form of leadership—as service. She was vivacious and regal up until her final passing. But the queen exuded something even more profound—a surety in the way she led. The entire world watched (an estimated 4.4 billion, making it the most viewed event in history) and wept over the recent l...

  1283 Hits

Why Environmental Issues Are a Crucial Part of Getting Planning Permission in the UK

Getting planning permission has never been the most straightforward process in the UK; however, the requirements have certainly changed over time. With things like the Environmental Act, which was made official in 2021, and the Environmental Bill which preceded it, the UK government has been trying to find a good balance between the need for constr...

  1146 Hits

Webinar: Human Rights Versus Parliamentary Sovereignty

 What are Human Rights? How to we protect the liberties of the individual and the sovereignty of the nation? The perennial debate over how to square this circle, how to affirm these principles and beliefs we hold dear has brought us to the current juncture, with the Human Rights Act (1998), at one stage, close to being repealed by the then-Lor...

  1314 Hits

The Big Lie

"…in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themse...

  3363 Hits

Climate - C02 Nature's Gift

In this important book, the author Jeremy Nieboer sets out the case for CO2 as a vital element of mankind's survival. It is also a powerful indictment of the UN and Global elite who have so woefully failed to protect the earths population. Shockingly the author explains that this failure is brought down upon us solely by unquestioned submission to ...

  1525 Hits

How to French Kiss: Best Tips

A French kiss is a romantic way to connect a little bit stronger with your partner. Trying to do it for the first time may become an unforgettable experience for you and your soulmate. It may feel awkward at first if you've never done this before. But be patient: it needs preparation and learning some practice prompts to gain confidence. Then, you ...

  4130 Hits

Long she reigned over us: The Crown endures

We commemorate a legacy of dedication and service, of dignity and grace, and a reign that oversaw social change but brought unity above division, and represented the greater whole. Now that the throne has been passed, we must not descend into republicanism.  A nation, a world in mourning. The longest reigning monarch in British ...

  1434 Hits

Liz, Land on Our Planet

There is a disconnect between the media, politicians and the people of the UK. We are fed a daily diet of gloom. Hysterical millionaire 'experts' rant with messianic fervour. A plethora of experts, who helped cause the problem, seek to out do each other in their apoplectic zeal to blame others. It is as if they seek to reprise the late Jack Hawkins...

  1332 Hits

What to know about gambling in the UK

Gambling at online casinos is widely popular in the UK and there are a lot of game and casino options available. The UK has one of the biggest gambling markets in the world, along with the US, Macau, France, Singapore, Spain, and Germany. In the UK this market is controlled by The UK Gambling Commission, which was formed after the Gambling Act of 2...

  976 Hits

Online Gambling Is On The Rise In The Arab World While Gambling Laws Remain Strict

In the Arab world, online casino gambling is rising in popularity. Despite gambling being prohibited locally, there are online websites that are available to players around the world. These online casinos and betting sites are mainly in Malta or the United Kingdom. Arabic gambling affiliate websites such as 7alalcasino review and test their Arabic ...

  2110 Hits

"Maximum Pay?" Bruges Group Chairman Barry Legg on GB News' The Briefing

Bruges Group Chairman Barry Legg appeared on GB News' The Briefing, hosted by Gloria de Piero, to discuss the cost of living crisis and the pay of FTSE 100 Chief Executives, joined by former Labour MP Natascha Engel. The discussion can be found here. Reacting that the average pay of FTSE 100 Chief Executives has jumped by 39% to £3.4 Million, host ...

  1725 Hits

Tips For Operating And Driving A Forklift

Forklifts or fork trucks are one of those utility vehicles that make lifting and carrying loads to places pretty easy. It is undoubtedly the most useful little vehicle a single person can operate without much hassle. However, forklifts are not like regular mini trucks; their operations and functions are limited and very different. And that is why o...

  1110 Hits

7 High-Yield Property Improvements For Landlords

Being a landlord comes with a lot of challenges, but the biggest long-term challenge is getting a good return on your investment. Your rental property should not just be paying for itself, it should be making you money every month. This gives you more money to make more investments in more property, growing your portfolio and turning your small ren...

  1068 Hits

3 Monthly Reports Every Small Business Needs to Monitor

In business, knowledge is power. You can't expect your business to succeed unless you know where it stands at all times, and there's no better way to do that than by generating monthly reports. Monthly reports help you keep a close eye on your company's financial health to make better business decisions around purchases, inventory, investments, mar...

  935 Hits

Why Are People Moving Towards Using HHC Instead Of Delta 9 THC?

Hexahydrocannabinol is a unique cannabinoid found in the Cannabis sativa plant that has become popular among many people. HHC has similar effects to Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol but has some unique characteristics that set it apart from traditional THC. Hexahydrocannabinol is more potent than THC and produces less psychoactive effects than traditio...

  2250 Hits

The Windmills of Their Minds

It is time to reset our expectation of democracy. We have drifted into a situation where people vote for politicians who, mostly, ignore their duty. That duty is to protect the nation and its people. To create an environment where, in security, hard work is rewarded and people can flourish peacefully under the law. Perversely, politicians have adap...

  1663 Hits

Why Document Management Is So Important to eCommerce and How Retailers Can Improve Theirs

Since the 1990s, online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, and others have been trailblazers in the retail industry's revolution. As more and more consumers start picking up their phones, tablets, laptops, and other smart devices to place online orders, eCommerce sales continue to rise, reaching a staggering £185.22 billion in 2021. There are...

  1409 Hits

The Bill of Rights: No panacea, but a step in the right direction for Parliamentary sovereignty

On reading the reactions to the new Bill of Rights Bill, introduced to the House by the Lord Chancellor, I am reminded of an episode of the BBC anthology series, Screen Two: "The Law Lord". In it, Anthony Andrews plays Lord Edwardes, the Lord Chancellor, contending with an ambitious Home Secretary seeking to bring the legal establishment to heel an...

  1510 Hits

False alarm: why climate change panic costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet, by Bjorn Lomborg, paperback, 323 pages, ISBN 978-1-5416-4747-3, Basic Books, 2020, £14.99.

Bjorn Lomborg is a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. In this thought-provoking study, he writes, "The science shows us that fears of a climate apocalypse are unfounded. Global warming is real, but it is not the end of the world." In 1989, the head of the UN Environmental Program told us w...

  2014 Hits

Unsettled: what climate science tells us, what it doesn’t, and why it matters. by Steven Koonin, hardback, 306 pages, ISBN 978-1-950665-79-2

In this radical and well-researched book, Dr Steven Koonin examines the science behind the claims that we are experiencing a terminal 'climate emergency'. Some now claim that the science is settled, but this is to call for scientific investigation to cease. Paul Watson, the co-founder of Greenpeace, said, "It doesn't matter what is true, it only ma...

  2128 Hits

'Heir to Margaret Thatcher'? GB News Barry Legg, Chairman of The Bruges Group Interview on GB News

Chairman of The Bruges Group Barry Legg spoke to GB News Political Editor Darren McCaffrey on Liz Truss' candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party. GB News The Briefing with Darren McCaffrey 'It took Margaret Thatcher a while to get up to full speed, Liz is just getting out of the blocks.'Chairman of the Bruges Group Barry Legg discuss...

  2167 Hits

3 Ways To Be Heard In An Overcrowded Marketplace

No matter what industry you're in, you're highly likely competing in an overcrowded marketplace due to countless businesses vying for brand recognition and customer attention. Yes, the digital era has, indeed, made it possible for almost everyone and everything to stay connected. However, it has also resulted in companies and organizations rushing ...

  1356 Hits

Walking the Line: Mario Draghi's resignation and Eurozone fragmentation

"Because you're mine, I walk the line", as the Johnny Cash song goes: Mario Draghi tried to walk the line, but he found himself unable to. The Italian Prime Minister and former ECB President has tendered his resignation to President Mattarella following a week of uncertainty as to the future of his technocratic government. The Draghi governmen...

  1541 Hits

6 Popular Kitchen Renovation Projects in The UK

Home improvement projects topped the list of things that Brits spent the most during the pandemic. The trend is expected to continue even as the pandemic shows signs of easing. Based on the 2020 Renovation Nation Report, UK homeowners spent £55 billion on home improvement projects. The various renovation works Brits took up include kitchen, bedroom...

  1127 Hits

Why New Online Casinos Are So Popular With Players

Brand new online casinos are launched frequently. And while these establishments follow the usual process and activities of older platforms, they often come with innovative and unique features that separate them from their older counterparts. There are several gambling mediums online, but what differentiates the top platforms from the average ones ...

  1012 Hits

Libertarians Are Not Our Friends

In a very revealing article many years ago called "Why I am Not a Conservative," a very famous libertarian let the cat out of the bag. He loudly denounced the argument for tradition and custom by calling for a form of anything goes liberalism and atheism. Some go even further, coming close to anarchy with their complete opposition to the state and ...

  1406 Hits

Green Anarchy and the Illeberal Elite

Democracy, liberty and the continuation of western civilisation is under threat. It is threatened by those we have elected to protect and nurture our society. A small number of self entitled politicians and bureaucrats take decisions without reference to their electorate. Sunak's decision to raise Corporation tax to 25% next year has everything to ...

  2648 Hits

The Current State of Media Freedom in the European Union

Media freedom is one of the pillars of democracy in the modern world. The European Union is very involved when it comes to supporting press freedom and human rights among its member states. However, is this enough? Does the European Union put in the effort required to guarantee press independence? Not everyone would agree. Analysis of the state of ...

  1574 Hits

Worrying ourselves to death

We hear about a crisis in mental health which requires urgent solutions, but it may be that, rather than any physical cause, this is the result of the way in which the realities of our modern world are affecting peoples’ perceptions.

Those living in these islands for the past two millennia have had much to cause them concern. The dictatorship of the Roman Empire, the wars between the original British and the Saxons, then those between the latter and the Danes, followed by the Norman Conquest, the many wars with Spain, France and others, culminating in the battles with Germany, and then the Cold War. In addition we have endured plagues, and famines, while much of the nation lived in what we would now describe as poverty.

Today we have been faced with the Covid pandemic, the renewal of war on the European continent in Ukraine, demands that we wear sackcloth and ashes for the past sins of our ancestors, accept blame for supposed climate change, and fret over matters of sexual identity. If there is any truth in American police dramas, as shown on TV, psychiatrists seem to be inventing countless new phobias, and other mental conditions, although it often seems that these are produced by defence lawyers trying to excuse the guilty.

There are however two major differences between our times, and the past. Firstly for many centuries, however bad things were, the vast majority had a religious faith, which offered a hope, and for most, a certainty, that there was an order to their lives. presided over by a beneficent deity, who would ensure that in the end justice would prevail, and they would enter a blissful new life. Now, with so many believing in no such thing, people face an existence in a vast, unending, perhaps eternal universe, with only personal oblivion to which to look forward at the end.

However, such thoughts may usually be far from most people’s thoughts, but what is not is the fact that the unprecedented expansion in communications brought about by the technological revolution is bringing concerns before us that would not have disturbed our ancestors. I can remember when the first live satellite signal to Britain from the United States was broadcast via satellite on July 23, 1962, but now we think nothing of speaking live to friends in Australia from our own studies at home. Where once, if one had an opinion on some issue which one wished to share publicly it was necessary to write a letter to a newspaper, or hold a meeting, now everyone with access to the Internet can broadcast their views to their heart’s content via social media. The inevitable result is that people are worried more and more by things of which they would not have been aware in the past, and expected to take positions on matters that do not impinge on their daily lives, and on which nothing they do or say would have any effect.

  1925 Hits

‘Ordo Ab Chao' Do Tory MPs have the Courage?

Boris Johnson's fall is due to a combination of factors. The man who was London's Mayor for eight years seems to have forgotten the reason for that success. He chose able lieutenants to implement his policy. As Prime Minister he desperately needed them. Without them, everything from BREXIT to Tax Cuts stalled and it seemed increasingly that the gov...

  1411 Hits

We are being hoodwinked (again) by the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

 The following analysis by Ben Habib is reprinted from: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/ben-habib-we-are-being-hoodwinked-again-by-the-northern-ireland-protocol-bill-3750685 Ben Habib is a Newspaper Columnist and former Brexit Party MEP I am having a profound sense of déjà vu. In 2019 I said the Prime Minister's oven ready deal was a...

  7204 Hits
Tags:

Security concerns raise questions about casino resort safety

All-inclusive casino hotels have grown in popularity as a weekend getaway for Europeans. However, security concerns at casino resorts are not uncommon. Several reports have recently surfaced of various security issues at casinos in both the United States and Australia. Many people have questioned the safety of casino resorts in general, and especia...

  2221 Hits

KNOCKING AT THE EU’s DOOR

 Nicola Sturgeon, Scotlands first Minister, has been banging on, yet again, about holding another referendum on Scottish independence and is proposing to hold a plebiscite during October 2023. This is despite the fact she lost the so-called 'once in a lifetime' independence referendum in 2014. If the people of Scotland go mad and vote to break...

  1451 Hits

REPORT BY LEGAL STAR CHAMBER ON NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL BILL

Sir William Cash MPRt Hon David Jones MPMartin Howe QCBarnabas Reynolds The constitutional and legal position of the United Kingdom in relation to the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland (the "Protocol") is founded on Section 38 of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 ("EUWAA 2020"). There are also pertinent issues relating to international ...

  1518 Hits

Key Stats About Mobile Phones And How They Affect The Future

Mobile phones started out as a cordless means of communication. As such, they never really got much attention from the public. Fast forward thirty years; however, these portable devices are the most popular gadget in the world. So, how did this happen? The introduction of the smartphone combined mobile phone technology with the internet, giving peo...

  1366 Hits

Contact us

Director : Robert Oulds
Tel: 020 7287 4414
Chairman: Barry Legg
 
The Bruges Group
246 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street
London W1B 5TB
United Kingdom
KEY PERSONNEL
 
Founder President :
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, FRS 
Vice-President : The Rt Hon. the Lord Lamont of Lerwick,
Chairman: Barry Legg
Director : Robert Oulds MA, FRSA
Washington D.C. Representative : John O'Sullivan CBE
Founder Chairman : Lord Harris of High Cross
Head of Media: Jack Soames