Tel. +44 (0)20 7287 4414
Tel. +44 (0)20 7287 4414
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.

After the euro

International Conference


The euro is at the heart of the economic crisis within the European Union. The Bruges Group hosted an international conference to advocate the dismantling of the Single Currency, prevent the impending disaster of Fiscal Union and halt taxpayers' money being used to bailout the euro.


Professor David Myddelton

Professor David Myddelton has been Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Cranfield School of Management and is the Chairman of the Trustees of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is the author of They Meant Well: Government Project Disasters.

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Professor Tim Congdon

Professor Tim Congdon, CBE is one of Britain’s leading economic commentators. He is also the author of the Bruges Group papers, Will the EU’s Constitution Rescue its Currency? And The City of London Under Threat: The EU and its attack on Britain’s most successful industry.

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Christopher Booker

Christopher Booker is a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of the Bruges Group paper Britain and Europe: The Culture of Deceit. And also co-wrote The Great Deception and Scared To Death. The title of Christopher’s talk was; The euro and global warming: the shattering of the EU’s dreams.

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Martin Chren

Martin Chren is Slovak economist and Member of the Slovak Parliament. Between 2010 and 2011, he served as the Deputy Minister of Economy. He is co-author of Pension Reform: The Slovak Way and ABC’s of Liberalism, as well as dozens of articles published in Slovak and foreign media including Forbes Magazine.

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Professor Anthony Coughlan

Professor Anthony Coughlan is Ireland’s leading EU-Critical campaigners and the Director of the Dublin based National Platform EU Research and Information Centre. He is also a Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. Anthong Coughlan spoke about Ireland and the euro.

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Gerard Batten MEP

Gerard Batten MEP , representing London for UKIP, is an expert on the costs of EU membership, the case for withdrawal and the EU’s impact on immigration. He is also a vociferous campaigner against the European Arrest Warrant and the creation of a European system of criminal law. Gerard spoke on the mechanics of leaving the EU.

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Matthew Lynn

Matthew Lynn is a thriller writer and financial journalist. He is the author of the ‘Death Force’ series of novels. He is also the author of Bust: Greece, the Euro and the Sovereign Debt Crisis. Matthew Lynn is also a columnist for Bloomberg News, and a regular contributor to; The Spectator, The Sunday Times and MarketWatch. Matthew spoke about the lessons following the collapse of the Roublezone.

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Roger Nightingale

Roger Nightingale is an economist and strategist specialising in international economics and finances. He assesses the implications for monetary policy, and examines the outlook for securities and currencies. He is a leading speaker at conferences for institutional traders, fund managers, pension providers and hedge funds.

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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
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