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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Press Release: Politicians are fuelling distrust

Robert Oulds

Press Release Politicians are fuelling distrust

Bruges Group says MPs must understand their position.

There is one way politicians can start the process of regaining public trust, said the eurosceptic think-tank, the Bruges Group, and that is to keep an important promise they made in the last election campaign.

In 2005 every major party promised that the people of the United Kingdom will have a referendum on the Constitutional Treaty. The Lisbon Treaty is clearly no different from the previous one. This has been affirmed by numerous political leaders and commentators. Yet the government, Labour MPs and the Liberal-Democrats do not intend to honour their promise and vote for the referendum amendment today.

The Bruges Group calls on MPs of all parties to honour their manifesto commitments.

Robert Oulds

Robert Oulds, Director of the Bruges Group says;
“Politicians don’t seem to understand that they are the cause of disaffection with politics; that it is their refusal to honour their commitment that makes people despise them.

“They do not know that their position as elected representatives is not one of elected dictators. They have no right to hand over basic constitutional powers to the EU or to facilitate the creation of a new state, the European Union. That is not what they were elected to do and they cannot pretend otherwise.”

Click here to read the Bruges Group's analysis of the Lisbon Treaty