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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.


Please peruse our Rebuttals articles:

  • Sunday, 17 September 2017
    The New Project Fear
    Since Theresa May's Lancaster House Speech in January of this year, two new Project Fears have sprung up. The first (from The Labour Party, EFTA4UK, Liberal Leave, Leave HQ and Dr Richard North)...
  • Wednesday, 16 August 2017
    Barnier's career of wacky ideas and EU power-grabs
    Michel Barnier is quickly becoming a pantomime villain in the UK, with his regular grandstanding and puerile PR stunts. But a lot of British commentators still give him far too much credit - we can...
  • Monday, 13 March 2017
    A challenge to the TED talks: Brexit is ending the control of outmoded hierarchies
  • Friday, 11 January 2013
    The 4 Lies about leaving the EU
    Rebutting the pro-EU's campaign of fear Jeremy Nieboer The Eurozone is moving inexorably towards taking control, by its institutions, of member states’ taxation and spending. As this new...
  • Thursday, 04 August 2011
    Rebutting the Government’s pro-EU propaganda
    The Minister for Europe's misleading claims Robert Oulds Triggered by an enquiry from a constituent of Philip Davies MP, a series of correspondence began between Mr Davies, the Bruges Group and...
  • Thursday, 15 November 2007
    Miliband's 'Bruges' Speech: Rebutted
    Sequels are never as good Robert Oulds PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseDavid Miliband fails to set out a realistic vision On Thursday, 15th November, the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband MP,...
  • Friday, 10 September 2004
    The mythology of the EU - Countered
    Federalist mythology Dr Richard North Dr Helen Szamuely The EU is a free trade area With typical disdain for accuracy – or perhaps reflecting the usual level of Europhile Ignorance, the...
  • Monday, 06 September 2004
    10 Euro myths busted Roger Helmer MEP Those who espouse the cause of European integration have a range of suspect propositions which they repeat again and again. Perhaps they are working on...
  • Friday, 27 August 2004
    The arguments for and against EMU
    The pro-EU lobby's arguments countered and the case for keeping the Pound Dr Lee Rotherham Arguments in favour of EMU rebutted 1. Price visibility. It should be easier under EMU to compare the...
  • Friday, 13 August 2004
    Spurious indicators In view of the rather limited and theoretically suspect set of indicators established by the Maastricht Treaty, the British Government adopted five supplementary tests which are...
  • Tuesday, 30 September 2003
    The PM will not let the people decide The PM stated that he had not given up the option of taking Britain into the euro. And yet Tony Blair, seemingly in the throes of a massive mea culpa, still...
  • Monday, 01 September 2003
    No to the euro in Sweden The Rt Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick The decision to join or not to join the Euro is a hugely important one for Sweden. A yes vote will, of course, be irreversible. A no...
  • Wednesday, 13 August 2003
    The euro and inward investment Roger Helmer MEP The euro – the EU’s single currency – is a massive economic experiment that is spectacularly failing as we watch it. Germany is...
  • Saturday, 17 May 2003
    The de-stabilising effects of the euro The Rt Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick The alternative to jumping out of a window from the top of a building is not jumping out of the window. To ask what are...
  • Friday, 07 June 2002
    Britain's youth are firmly eurosceptic Dr Helen Szamuely According to an opinion poll published by FX Currency Service, a supplier of foreign exchange services, 57 per cent of Britons are against...
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2002
    The euro's rise offers no reason for Britain to scrap the Pound Roger Helmer MEP Continental MEPs are cock-a-hoop that the euro has climbed to the dizzy heights of 94 US cents — only about a...
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2002
    Events disprove the claims of the euro-luvvies Roger Helmer MEP  It's really been a rotten couple of weeks for the Euro-luvvies. One bad news story after another. The problems that I have...
  • Sunday, 24 March 2002
    Time for strong leadership Robert Oulds  The best strategy to encourage the young to partake in politics and become Eurosceptic is simple. What we must do is learn to inspire young people....
  • Tuesday, 01 January 2002
    The euro fails to live up to its' billing The Rt Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick - 1st January 2002 As the citizens of Europe wake up to the reality of what their politicians have committed themselves...
  • Tuesday, 01 September 1998
    Paper No. 32 Sir Michael Edwardes - 1st September 1998 Foreword Michael Edwardes is one of the outstanding businessmen of Britain. He has a special place in the history of 1980s. I first met him...
  • Monday, 01 June 1998
    Paper No. 31 Mark Baimbridge Brian Burkitt Philip Whyman 1st June 1998 Introduction Over the last 20 years, economists have studied the potential impact of monetary union between countries...

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Chairman: Barry Legg
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Founder President :
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, FRS 
Vice-President : The Rt Hon. the Lord Lamont of Lerwick,
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Director : Robert Oulds MA, FRSA
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