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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.

The Conservative Party

Please peruse our articles on The Conservative Party:

  • Monday, 03 October 2016
    Brexit: Winning the Peace
  • Monday, 05 October 2015
    Life After the EU
  • Monday, 29 September 2014
    UKIP and the Future of the Conservative Party
    James Delingpole Charles Moore The Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP UKIP and the Conservatives With the speakers;Charles Moore, biographer of Margaret Thatcher and Former editor of the TelegraphThe Hon....
  • Wednesday, 10 September 2014
    The Dispossessed, the Never-Possessed and the Bastards
    Debunking Major's Myths of the Eurosceptics Luke Stanley  Rebellion: Learning the lessons To purchase a copy please>   Euroscepticism within the...
  • Friday, 13 December 2013
    The charade behind a 2017 EU referendum
    David Cameron can deliver a new relationship with the EU but not through staying in the EU but by exiting   Robert Oulds David Cameron’s promise of a referendum on EU membership,...
  • Monday, 30 September 2013
    Conservatives and UKIP: enemies or allies?
    Manchester Meeting Bill Cash MP Nigel Farage MEP Peter Oborne Bill Cash, Nigel Farage and Peter Oborne With the speakers; Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of UKIP, and Peter Oborne, The Daily...
  • Tuesday, 23 July 2013
    Baroness Thatcher Tribute Evening
        Dr Robin Harris The Rt. Hon Lord Tebbit of Chingford, CH, PC     Click here to listen online to Lord Tebbit {podcast id=109} Click here to listen online to Dr Robin...
  • Monday, 08 April 2013
    Tribute to Baroness Thatcher
    The Passing of the Bruges Group President, Baroness Thatcher     Tribute The Bruges Speech   The Bruges Group expresses our deep and heartfelt sadness at the loss of our...
  • Wednesday, 23 January 2013
    The Single Market is the problem It is disappointing that the Prime Minister will not push for a referendum now, nor will he even begin the process of negotiations in this Parliament. David...
  • Monday, 19 November 2012
    Dinner celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Maastricht Rebellion
    Celebrating with the Maastricht Rebels Bill Cash MP Barry Legg   Click here to read the full speech by Barry Legg Notable attendees included Rt Hon. Sir Peter Tapsell MP, Father of the...
  • Monday, 08 October 2012
    How Britain Can Exit The EU
    Bruges Group Conservative Party Fringe Meeting Professor Tim Congdon The Rt Hon. John Redwood MP Gisela Stuart MP Gisela Stuart MP - Gisela Stuart speaks about the EU   Professor...
  • Wednesday, 01 February 2012
    The Political Class and their support for the EU
    Dr Robin Harris Simon Heffer The well known author, broadcaster and columnist with The Daily Mail, Dr Simon Heffer, spoke to the Bruges Group about David Cameron's inability to face reality on...
  • Friday, 21 October 2011
    Trust in the Prime Minister will be severely damaged Robert Oulds  Statement re the Govt’s attempts to thwart Euro referendum - from Director of the Bruges Group, Robert...
  • Monday, 03 October 2011
    Europe: Time for Action
    Mr Timo Soini Dr David Starkey     The historian and broadcaster, Dr David Starkey, spoke at the Bruges Group's fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference. Also addressing...
  • 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...
  • Tuesday, 12 July 2011
    Government misuse of funds to support the euro The Government, via the IMF, is using British money to bail out the problems caused by the euro. However, 32 Conservative MPs voted against this...
  • Wednesday, 01 December 2010
    The UK should lead in dismantling the Single Currency
    Robert Oulds  As the Irishman said when asked for directions “If I were going there, I would not start out from here.” This little parable may be un-PC but the lesson should be...
  • Friday, 12 November 2010
    The Government’s EU Bill being presented to Parliament on Thursday is ‘a fig leaf designed to hide Cameron and Hague’s blushes’
    Response to the Government's EU Bill   Robert Oulds  The European Union Bill receiving its first reading on 11.11.10 will in due course bring into law the so-called ‘Referendum...
  • Wednesday, 03 November 2010
    A Cost Too Far
    David Cameron’s acquiescence to the EU, or, We Told You So Robert Oulds The drive for an expanded, better funded and more centralised EU continues. So no change there: the EU is designed...
  • Tuesday, 19 October 2010
    A meeting with Lord Tebbit & Richard Shepherd MP
    Sir Richard Shepherd MP The Rt. Hon Lord Tebbit of Chingford, CH, PC Lord Tebbit, a key figure in British public life, and the respected Parliamentarian, Richard Shepherd MP, flew the flag for...
  • Monday, 04 October 2010
    Why the election pledges must be honoured
    Roger Helmer MEP Melanie Phillips Bruges Group event at the Conservative Party conference It is a matter of great disappointment and regret that the Prime Minister has dropped his own manifesto...
  • Thursday, 12 November 2009
    Tory ‘renegotiation’ is a slogan not a policy
    The Cameron approach does further damage to Britain’s ‘broken politics’ Gerald Frost  David Cameron’s decision to renege on his “cast-iron” guarantee to...
  • Wednesday, 04 November 2009
    Does the EU have anything to fear from Cameron?
    Press Release Barry Legg   Barry Legg, Co-Chairman of the Bruges Group and former Chief Executive of the Conservative Party, issued the following statement in response to David...
  • Tuesday, 03 November 2009
    Cameron is breaking his pledge to hold a Lisbon referendum
    Press Release Barry Legg   The Bruges Group made the following statement in response to the news that David Cameron intends to renege on his pledge to hold a referendum on the Lisbon...
  • Monday, 05 October 2009
    Are the political parties failing the voters of Britain?
    Simon Heffer Peter Hitchens Barry Legg Conservative Party Conference Fringe Meeting Click here to listen online to Barry Legg {podcast id=104} Click here to listen online to Simon...
  • Monday, 22 June 2009
    Bruges Group wins battle to divorce Conservatives from the EPP
    Mission Accomplished Robert Oulds Dr Lee Rotherham Press Release: For Immediate For the past 15 years, Conservative MEPs have been shackled to a political group that does...
  • Friday, 05 June 2009
    Cameron must fulfil long overdue pledge
    Robert Oulds Press Release: For Immediate Release Cameron must act quickly or risk losing credibility Mr Cameron's pledge was to leave the EPP within a matter of days. Those days became a gap...
  • Thursday, 30 April 2009
    The EU and what the Conservatives should be doing about it
    Fraser Nelson Stuart Wheeler   STUART WHEELERBusinessman and political philanthropistClick here to read the speech by Stuart Wheeler & FRASER NELSONPolitical Editor of The Spectator...
  • Monday, 19 January 2009
    Comment on the return of Ken Clarke
    David Cameron, political palaeontology and digging-up the old dinosaur Ken Clarke Barry Legg Press Release: For Immediate ReleaseCAMERON RETREATS ON REFERENDUM The apparent decision by David...
  • Monday, 29 September 2008
    Will a Conservative Government Deliver on Europe?
    Nigel Farage MEP Simon Heffer   Conservative Party Fringe Meeting At the 2008 Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham the Bruges Group asked the key question of whether or not a...
  • Saturday, 29 September 2007
    The Bruges Group calls on the Conservative Party to stand firm
    Fighting to make sure Labour keep their promise Robert Oulds PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release As the Conservative Party Conference gets underway the Bruges Group calls for the Conservative...
  • Friday, 24 March 2000
    Paper No. 40 Dr Martin Holmes Introduction Ever since Mrs Thatcher delivered her controversial Bruges Speech in September 1988 it has become a familiar axiom of British politics that the...
  • Tuesday, 01 June 1999
    Paper No. 36 Martin Ball Jonathan Collett   Introduction A crucial and ultimately determining issue awaits the Conservative Party immediately after the 1999 European Election. It is...
  • Thursday, 01 May 1997
    Paper No. 28 Dr Martin Holmes   Introduction As the Major era has now come to an end it is possible to consider his premiership in its entirety, to evaluate exactly what John Major’s...
  • Saturday, 01 June 1996
    Paper No. 23 Martin Ball In Memory of David Regan Whose work lives on, in that of his students Foreword by Jonathan Collett Since our foundation in February 1989 Bruges Group publications...
  • Tuesday, 01 November 1994
    Paper No. 17   Dr Martin Holmes  The Origins of the EECIt is axiomatic to regard the Conservative Party as split from top to bottom on the issue of British membership of the European...

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