The EU’s attack
on Britain’s most successful industry
How is Britain to remain a well-paid, successful and influential
nation in the 21st century?
The UK’s position as a world leader in the provision of international business
services is now under threat. The City of London is now in retreat, with
excessive and unfriendly EU regulation being largely to blame.
EU regulators, the European Banking Authority, the European Insurance and
Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Securities Authority have
already interfered extensively, and on numerous occasions, in the management
of UK financial institutions. The European Systemic Risk Council and the
European System of Financial Supervisors have the power to close down a
British financial institution.
Dispossessed, the Never-Possessed and the Bastards|
Learning the lessons from rebellion
Should Cameron secure re-election at the head of a minority or
slim-majority government, the ensuing Europe debate within the Conservative
Party is likely to be even more divisive than Maastricht. Understanding MPs’
behaviour on Europe will allow the pro-withdrawal faction to assess the
optimum methods of convincing MPs to side with them, as well as how to counter
the Europhile faction’s attempts to poach their followers. The purpose of this
work is therefore to act as a case study for newer Eurosceptic MPs to
What we know and What we do not|
The false reasoning behind the EU's climate policies
Aside from those within its power such as the UK, no country outside the EU
has taken CACC very seriously, least of all the BRICS. Indeed they have
benefitted and profiteered from the EU’s apparent gullibility and desire to
commit economic suicide. The result has been escalating energy prices for the
EU and its industry migrating to countries outside the EU where energy is
cheaper: the very opposite of what it had hoped to achieve. Germany, for
example, is now facing an industrial energy crisis of staggering proportions.
The EU is committed to spending £200 billion annually on ‘fighting climate
change’. Yet the basis for this cost is false
wanted to know about the EU|
But were afraid to ask
This book explores the EU including explaining key issues to do with
Britain and its European Union membership
The Norway Option|
Re-joining EFTA as an alternative to membership of the European Union
Norway, as a member of the EEA – outside of the EU but with influence over
it in exchange for some obligations - is often dismissed as lacking in
influence, taking its orders from the EU in what is known as “fax democracy”.
As this report demonstrates, though, that is a wanton distortion of the true
situation. Norway has far more autonomy and influence, and for a relatively
small country, it punches massively above its weight. As an independent
country, using the “Norway Option”, the UK could do likewise
Who are the best and worst MPs
The Bruges Group has ranked Members of Parliament according to their voting
in the House of Commons. You can check how they voted on the key EU related
issues that came before them and see who are the genuine Eurosceptics and who
are Europhile. You can also let your Member of Parliament know what you think
of their voting record.
Is your MP one of the best or one of the worst
The Bruges Group is a think-tank which holds meetings, lobbies and produces
research on issues relating to Britain’s membership of the European Union. Our
Founder President was the Rt Hon. the Baroness Thatcher
Since our foundation in 1989, following on from the Bruges speech made by the
then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, the Group has produced ground-breaking
research on issues relating to; the cost of the EU, payments to the EU,
immigration, the euro, the EU and the environment and EU corruption.
The Bruges Group also comments upon the many EU institutions, such as the
Brussels bureaucracy which includes; the European Commission, the European
Court of Justice, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament. These
European institutions, and their bureaucrats, produce directives and
regulations which are a burden upon businesses and the economy.
Through its work against the treaties which establish and govern the
functioning of the European Union the Bruges Group spearheads the intellectual
battle against European integration, EU federalism, centralisation and
enlargement. The Bruges Group continues to consider issues relating to the
UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the need to restore British sovereignty and
democracy. As such there should be a referendum on the EU.
The Group often comments on the Conservative Party and Europe; which remains
a contentious issue for the government.