In support of the case for a
referendum the Bruges Group is exposing the damage that the Lisbon Treaty will
do to our freedom, prosperity and democracy if it is ratified.
The analysis clearly shows that the red lines are little more than a fallacy.
It is also shown how the Lisbon Treaty, as well as being profoundly
undemocratic, also threatens our civil liberties allowing the EU to take
control over our legal system.
The Treaty will also blow a hole wide open in Britainís borders permitting the
EU to take full control over our asylum and immigration policies. It is also
shown in our analysis that the EUís latest power grab will threaten jobs as it
will undermine the last vestiges of Britainís competitive free market,
bringing to an end the reforms introduced by Margaret Thatcher. What is more,
the Lisbon Treaty will allow the EU to further jeopardise the City of London
and endanger UK control over our North Sea oil reserves.
The Governmentís claim that the Lisbon Treaty is markedly different from the
EU Constitution is refuted by quotes from European leaders which show that the
Treaty is essentially the same as the Constitution rejected in the French and
Also included in this analysis is a rebuttal of Foreign Office propaganda,
which is also being distributed by Labour MPs, which seeks to deny the
importance of the Treaty. The Bruges Group obtained these untruths and
dissects the pro-EU misinformation.
Founder President: The Rt Hon. the Baroness Thatcher of
Kesteven, LG, OM, FRS President: The Rt Hon. the Lord Tebbit of Chingford, CH,
PC Vice-President: The Rt Hon. the Lord Lamont of Lerwick,
Chairman: Barry Legg Director: Robert Oulds MA, Head of
Research: Dr Helen Szamuely, Washington D.C.
Representative: John O'Sullivan CBE Founder Chairman: Lord Harris of High Cross,
Former Chairmen: Dr Brian Hindley, Dr Martin Holmes &
Professor Kenneth Minogue