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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 Speeches articles:

  • Wednesday, 26 January 2011
    Solutions for the EU
    This country will be better off out! Barry Legg Thank you very much indeed Mr Chairman. My solutions for the EU, we need to get out of the EU. That is the solution, there are no other...
  • Thursday, 30 October 2003
    The danger has not passed IntroductionIranNorth KoreaSyriaNew InitiativesProliferation Security InitiativeG-8 Global PartnershipDangerous Materials InitiativeHEU...
  • Tuesday, 28 October 2003
    The EU Constitution - the economic implications Bill Jamieson When Robert Oulds of the Bruges Group wrote to me some months ago kindly inviting me to write a critique of the European constitution...
  • 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...
  • Thursday, 01 May 2003
    Speech on the Extradition Bill The Rt Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick This is a significant and controversial Bill, of which the public are hardly aware. For that reason, I regret that it has been...
  • Wednesday, 02 April 2003
    Roger Helmer MEP Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: I am delighted to be here with you this evening, and equally delighted to share a platform with my friend and colleague John Hayes -- or at...
  • Thursday, 10 October 2002
    Speaking to the Bruges Group in Bournemouth, John Redwood said: The Rt Hon. John Redwood MP “Iain Duncan Smith has shown over the last year that we Conservatives are interested in many...
  • Thursday, 19 September 2002
    The lessons of the ERM for Britain and the euro     The ERM Crisis: not just a British crisis    There were benefits from the ERM    Mistakes at the...
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2002
    British politicians and the Brussels Bureaucracy have combined to destroy Britain's agricultural industry Dr Richard North If there one was to conduct a poll as to the cause of the problems...
  • Friday, 17 May 2002
    Speech to the Bruges Group on Wednesday, 17th April 2002 Theresa Villiers MEP In a global economy, success depends on the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. High levels of EU...
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2002
    The UK, the USA and the freeworld's political and economic interests are being undermined by the EU Dr Irwin Stelzer Thank you for the opportunity of presenting an American view of the issues that...
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2002
    Britain must make a choice: Europe or America / more government or less The Rt Hon. John Redwood MP The EU is distancing itself more and more from the USA, and finding more and more issues where...
  • Tuesday, 22 May 2001
    An attack on Tony Blair's Evasiveness on Europe The Rt Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick The issue of Europe, and Britain’s membership of the Euro are ones that William Hague is rightly fighting...
  • Friday, 03 November 2000
    Europe's rotten heart Bernard Connolly I'M AN ECONOMIST, and I’ve spent much of my career analysing the process of European monetary integration. But I don’t want to concentrate...
  • Wednesday, 19 April 2000
    Extracts of a speech to the Bruges Group on the Treaty of Nice The Rt Hon. John Redwood MP "The proposed Nice Treaty would do what Guy Fawkes failed to do - blow up parliamentary government in...
  • Thursday, 21 May 1998
    Ignore the pro-euro propaganda - businesses will be hurt if Britain joins the euro Sir Michael Edwardes IntroductionThe Distortion of Business OpinionEMU and InflationEMU and Transaction CostsEMU...

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