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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.
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As an undergraduate at Oxford, Ariane Loening was old enough to vote NO in the 1975 EEC referendum.  She gained experience of UN agencies and spent the 1980s in West Bengal working in the voluntary sector at grassroots level, developing a forensic approach to socio-political and economic issues before returning to Scotland in 1993. She values,...

As an undergraduate at Oxford, Ariane Loening was old enough to vote NO in the 1975 EEC referendum.  She gained experience of UN agencies and spent the 1980s in West Bengal working in the voluntary sector at grassroots level, developing a forensic approach to socio-political and economic issues before returning to Scotland in 1993. She values, in particular, knowledge of historical background, believing it to be the best way to understand the present.

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John Redwood MP's Letter to Geoffrey Cox about the draft Withdrawal Agreement - published March 4 2019

Dear Geoffrey,I am glad you are seeking to replace the unacceptable Irish backstop which is written into the Withdrawal Agreement which was vetoed in the recent Commons vote.There are other features of the Withdrawal Agreement which I and other MPs cannot accept which also need attention in the national interest.Under the draft Withdrawal Agreement...
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Guest — Ditherywig
What about fisheries ? I presume the WA recovers all our stolen fishing waters and rights?
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 14:18
Guest — Iconoclast
Good letter. Sound points. Very pleased to see them being made public.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 10:51
Guest — Andy Sloan
What about our continued ties to EU military?
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 20:51
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Smart Border 2.0

In November 2017, the EU Parliament commissioned the EU's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs to study the Irish border issue and the result is Smart Border 2.0 for Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for Customs control and the free movement of persons. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/Reg...
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Guest — Peter D Gardner
The report makes some sensible suggestions. No wonder the EU has dismissed it - no doubt to be rapidly resurrected in the event o... Read More
Monday, 11 February 2019 01:56
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Brexit timeline

By JOHN EAST23 June 2016: The UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with the majority of voters choosing to leave (51.9% of the vote versus 48.1% voting to remain). 24 June 2016: Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to resign. 13 July 2016: Theresa May became Prime Minister. To fulfil the referendum Article 50 should hav...
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Sabotage or just a bit of mischief?

Dr.Sarah Wollaston, Conservative MP for Totnes Constituency, has launched the following as a Private Members' Bill.It has started its journey through Parliament and the 2nd reading is on 25th January.European Union (Revocation of Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2017 – 2019Type of Bill: Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)Sponsor: Dr.Sarah Wol...
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Guest — Janet Tanner-Tremaine
She should be de-selected, the silly mare!
Monday, 31 December 2018 17:27
Guest — Paul Voce
What bit do these EU loving traitors not get. Lets hear the figures for this cliff edge we keep hearing about on the great lie tha... Read More
Friday, 04 January 2019 18:08
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A truly open Britain in an increasingly open world

The media is trumpeting a very scary tune about a 'no deal' Brexit. Perhaps it's the swansong in their dark and gloomy concert. There will be hurdles, but we in Britain, will use our initiative and people are always at our best when we have to use our initiative.For those who would like to rename 'no deal', the Bruges Group is welcoming suggestions...
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An email to Joanna Cherry - my MP

1.Why are you plotting to thwart the democratically mandated instruction of the majority in the United Kingdom - to leave the European Union – its customs union, single market, court and ECB dictates? You lost the 2014 referendum. Scotland's people voted to remain part of the UK. You have a dictator's attitude to the people: twist their arm, nag an...
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The Withdrawal Agreement's Protocol is neither a 'backstop' nor temporary

MARTIN HOWE QCThis article dated November 22nd 2018 appeared in Brexit Central. https://brexitcentral.com/withdrawal-agreements-northern-ireland-protocol-neither-backstop-temporary/ Within the draft Withdrawal Agreement ("WA"), 175 pages consists of a Protocol whose formal title is "Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland", together with 10 detailed A...
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Brexit must mean a clean break militarily

Supporters of Brexit have disagreed with each other – sometimes quite vehemently – when it comes to trade issues. Which model shall we go for? WTO? Canada? Norway? Take your pick, but you'll find someone equally committed to Brexit who will tell you that you're wrong.The focus of the Brexit debate has been trade and no one would deny that our futur...
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Guest — Martin Carroll
Brexit, it’s implications real or imagined can really only be known upon our fulfilling this aspiration and knowing for ourselves ... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:25
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Brexit update videos

Steve Baker MP presents five videos updating Brexit and explaining its significance:  1 - Self-government and trade 2 - The Withdrawal Agreement 3 - What is possible: the internal market vs a Free Trade Agreement  4 - What's wrong with Chequers, the Government's plan?  5 - It is time to make an advanced FTA work for the who...
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Address to the Bruges Group by the Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP to mark the 30th Anniversary of Margaret Thatcher`s Bruges Speech

It is a tremendous privilege to be able to address the Bruges Group today.Your work over the years has done so much to ensure that the Brexit vote happened, giving us the opportunity today to build better future outside the European Union.So I want to pay tribute to everyone at the Bruges Group, your fantastic supporters and also your founders.I ha...
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Medical provisions post-Brexit

  A report by Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel of the IEA's International Trade and Competition UnitThere are three main factors behind the fears in relation to medical provisions post-Brexit. Here we examine what the potential problems are and the available solutions: 1. New tariffs would raise prices It has been suggested that the prices of p...
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Guest — Card Games
Very informative post! Thanks for sharing it with us. Card Games ... Read More
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:23
Guest — click here
Well. I hope everything will be implemented well for the benefit of all.
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 09:10
Guest — Derek Campbell
Awesome blog and very informative! Every decision made by politicians has consequences. And we all have to bear with it. applica... Read More
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 07:30
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Jacob Rees-Mogg's letter to the Conservative Party constituent Chairmen with Briefing Note concerning the Chequers Deal

Letter to Conservative Party Constituency Chairmen House of Commons Westminster London SWlA 0AA 22 August 2018Dear Chairmen, When the British people voted to leave the EU over two years ago it was an act of great political courage against the prophets of doom. 17 million people voted to leave because they believed in better. They believe in Britain...
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EU Commission COM (2018) 556 Final document

On July 19th, the EU Commission published the COM (2018) 556 Final document that sets out advice for the remaining 27 Member States on how to prepare 'for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019'https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/communication-preparing-withdrawal-brexit-preparedness.pdf Many Brexiteers...
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THE CHEQUERS CONCLUSION - Briefing Memo by Martin Howe QC

​Martin Howe QC's analysis of the government's proposals for negotiating Brexit makes it quite clear that Brexit does not mean Brexit.1. This memo is based on the press statement issued by the government on 6 July 2018, which lacks details in a number of key areas. However, some important conclusions can be drawn very clearly.Para 4(a): the "common...
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Save the Oceans Stop recycling plastic - Executive summary

Save the Oceans Stop recycling plastic by Dr.Mikko Punio is published by  the Global Warming Policy Foundation and can be read in its entirety on the GWPF website. (See below) A marine plastic litter crisis has been declared and the mass media around the world has given their front pages over to the story for a while now. The European Union – ...
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Brexit good for business? Robert Oulds debates with New Labour MP Alison McGovern on Sky News

Robert Oulds and Alison McGovern MP debate Brexit and its effects on British business. Robert made it clear that there are many positives which will deliver favourable outcomes to Brexit for businesses, including access to markets around the world which would boost productivity and the economy. For businesses dealing with the EU and experiencing un...
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Robert Oulds discusses Airbus and BMW's Brexit warnings, the economy and whether or not there should be another EU referendum

On the second anniversary of the successful Leave vote, Robert Oulds condemns Airbus, in receipt of £16 billion from the EU, and BMW, for choosing this day to advise the UK to stay in the single market and customs union. While the eurozone lurches from crisis to crisis, the UK has its highest rate of employment in history and we should look forward...
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Robert Oulds discusses immigration, Brexit and the EU on Sky News

 On the day preceding the second anniversary of the pro-Brexit vote, Robert Oulds discusses why the Leave vote was successful, one reason being voters knew the UK needs to have control over its borders but being part of the EU denies this.Powerful EU leaders, in particular Chancellor Merkel of Germany, encouraged immigration from outside the E...
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Two years on from the EU referendum victory

Robert Oulds of the Bruges Group in conversation with Dr Niall McCrae of Kings College London on the second anniversary of the EU referendum victory. Discussing how the people's majority decision to leave the European Union is being carried out by our elected representatives, Robert Oulds predicts increasing disillusionment with politics by pe...
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The EU’s influence on UK energy policy

The demand to reduce carbon dioxide emissions imposed by UK and Scottish climate legislation has resulted in crazy energy policies, damage to industrial production and increased fuel bills, and as the EU Withdrawal Bill works its way through Parliament, it would be useful to unravel and analyse some of the historical influence of the EU prior to th...
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Brexit: Same goals; different paths - Managing divergence

On the 5th of December 2017 the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis MP (speaking in a House of Commons debate) said:"She [The Prime Minister] said that there are areas in which we want to achieve the same outcomes, but by different regulatory methods. We want to maintain safety, food standards, animal welfare and employmen...
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Guest — Soumaya Keynes
Hi - you're using the Trade Talks podcast logo as the image associated with this article. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tr... Read More
Saturday, 16 June 2018 21:43
Guest — Janet Tanner-Tremaine
Ariane thank you for a considered and truthful article on the Brexit from the EU that is being negotiated by the UK Government at ... Read More
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:49
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