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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Bombardier, a major employer in Britain, and a new entrant in the plane market can be defended by the Government from a trade complaint legal action brought by Boeing, designed to keep UK-made planes out of the US market.
 
 Q. In defence of Bombardier and its UK jobs, should the Government ward off Boeing's legal action by threatening to review its Government contracts?
 
Post-Brexit Defending British Manufacturing - Q. In defence of Bombardier and its UK jobs, should the Government ward off Boeing's legal action by threatening to review its Government contracts?

 

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War and Peace - Q. Does the EU ensure peace, or in the long term will it create tensions that undermine peace and stability?
It has been said that the European Union ensures that there will not be another war in Europe. However, with power residing with the EU, democratic elections are losing their meaning. As a result of this, and the EU’s one-size-fits-none policy failures, people in many EU states are turning to political extremes. Furthermore, historical enmity between such countries as Greece and Germany are now resurfacing. These factors could undermine peace, stability and security in Europe.
 
 Q. Does the EU ensure peace, or in the long term will it create tensions that undermine peace and stability?

 

The future of the EU - Q. Will other European peoples liberate themselves from Brussels?
It has been said that with the UK leaving the EU, Brussels will take more control over the remaining members. However, Britain through its example of leaving, will show to other European peoples that they do not have to tolerate EU control.
 
Editor's note:
Through our example we can save democracy in Europe.

 

The Renegotiation - Q. Is the renegotiation a PR exercise?

Is David Cameron's so-called renegotiation a serious attempt at reforming Britain's EU membership, or merely a PR exercise designed to encourage people to vote to remain in the European Union?

Editor's note:
The public do not trust David Cameron's renegotiation. Neither his motives nor the deal he agreed with other EU leaders have the respect of the British public.

 

Delivering promises from the election - Q. Should the pledges take back power from Brussels be honoured?

The Conservative Party manifesto commitments to take back powers from Brussels and to protect the UK from the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights have been quietly dropped. To make matters worse the pledge to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty was abandoned.

Editor's Note:

A massive majority feel that the Conservative leadership should keep its word. Failure to do so will mean that trust in British politics will not be restored.

 

EU integration and the financial crisis - Q. How should the leaders of EU member states tackle the financial crisis?

Campaigners for ever-closer union are arguing that the credit crunch justifies more European integration. Now President Sarkozy of France is pushing for the creation of a European economic government and a €300 billion EU fund to shore-up the financial system.

Editor's Note:

Clearly the levers to manage the economy must remain under national control

 

The costs and benefits (if any) of EU membership - Q. Do you think the Government should create an independent and official inquiry into the costs and benefits of EU membership?

The Bruges Group has found that European Union membership costs Britain over £50 billion per year. We challenged the Government to dispute our figures, however, all the Treasury could say was that, "The benefits are self-evident".

Editor's Note:

Perhaps the Government has something to hide?

 

Continuing with the referendum on the EU Constitution - Q. Should the people of Britain, despite the Constitution being rejected in France, still have their say and the chance to vote in a referendum

Nations across the EU have had their chance to vote no to the Constitution and European integration, but a vote in Britain may not go ahead.

Editor's Note:

Clearly there is a need and a powerful call for their still to be a vote on European integration

 

Hot-button issues - Q. Which issue is most likely to influence you to vote No to the EU Constitution?

To help us fight for freedom we need to know what concerns you the most about the EU Constitution.

Editor's Note:

Issues to do with democracy, sovereignty and national independence clearly show that there is opposition to the entire nature of the EU project

 

 

 

The EU Constitution and withdrawal - Q. If Britain votes 'No' to the EU Constitution will it lead to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union?

A 'No' vote to the EU Constitution will rock the foundations of the European Union, but using 'Enhanced Co-operation' those countries that support the Constitution will be able to adopt it without Britain's consent, this may allow Britain to begin a divorce from the EU.

Editor's Note:

There is no clear answer to this question because a No vote would send the EU into uncharted territory where anything may happen

 

 

 

Thinking outside of the box: The Alternatives to the EU - Options for Britain - Q. If Britain votes 'No' to the EU Constitution will it lead to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union?

There are options available to the UK at the drop of a hat if we left the EU. This is your chance to say which you prefer.

Editor's Note:

The overwhelming support for Britain to go out into the world and negotiate its own independent trade policy shows that the people of Britain are confident in the UK’s continuing good economic performance and global might. We do not need to be reliant on trade blocks and customs unions.

 

ECB - friend or foe? - Q. Is the ECB trustworthy?

The ECB is a remote and unaccountable institution. Can any European nation trust it?

Editors note:
The ECB is not to be trusted.