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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Democracy and the European Superstate

Jacob Campbell


Proponents of the European project never fail to scoff at Eurosceptics’ claims that the EU has become a superstate, often dismissing such observations as the product of a ‘Little Englander’ mentality. Likewise, when critics decry a lack of accountability in its institutions, Europhiles will invariably point to the European Parliament as an example of democracy at work in the EU.

In response, this analysis draws upon international law, official EU documents, and the comments of experts and officials in order to demonstrate unequivocally that the fundamental concerns of Eurosceptics about the nature of European integration are grounded in solid fact.

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