The Bruges Group spearheads the intellectual battle against the notion of "ever-closer Union" in Europe and, above all, against British involvement in a single European state.


The EU and Sport: EU Commissioners are the new Referees
Chris Heaton-Harris MEP 

EU bureaucracy is burdening sport, just like it has burdened business; and as the EU seeks to regulate the beautiful game football is now facing a financial crisis. José Mourinho, the Chelsea Manager, may think that Referees are a problem but wait until the EU regulations start to bite

Football is once again put at the EU's disposal
Dr Helen Szamuely 

Spain will be the first country to hold a referendum on the European Constitution on February 20. The vote is expected to be a resounding yes. Nobody can accuse the Spaniards of having any doubts about a system that provides the country with enormous funds and about which they, actually, know very little.

Sport: the Marathon to Integration
Dr Lee Rotherham 

This week Britain's Olympic heroes celebrated their success by holding up the traffic in London, but the European Commission is making sport an issue that is no longer the preserve of the nation-state

The golf-ball as a symbol of integration
Dr Helen Szamuely 

The Ryder Cup and Federalism. As an attempt to build a European identity the EU has managed to impose itself on a sporting event Ė the Ryder Cup

It's that game again
Dr Helen Szamuely 

It seems that it will not be Sven that undermines the beautiful game. The European Union's Bosman ruling threatened lower league clubs, the EU then threatened Sky's television rights and the financial support this brings. And now the EU Competition Commissioner and the EU Constitution is seeking to control football


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Britain's Global Leadership

The EUís attack on Britainís most successful industry

The Dispossessed, the Never-Possessed and the Bastards

Everything you wanted to know about the EU

The Norway Option

Knife Edge: Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge

Saying 'No' to the Single Market

Montgomery and the First War on Terror

UKís risks and exposure to the EU

German Economic Policy and the Euro

A Lesson in Democracy

A Crisis of Trust

The City of London Under Threat

Cool Thinking on Climate Change

Are the British a Servile People?

The Costs of Regulation

The Principles of British Foreign Policy

Lost Illusions: British Foreign Policy

The Case for EFTA

Plan B For Europe

Will the EU's Constitution Rescue its Currency?

Galileo: The Military and Political Dimensions

The Fate of Britain's National Interest

Health and the Nation

Criminal Justice and the draft Constitution

Subsidiarity and the Illusion of Democratic Control

A Constitution to destroy Europe

Giscard d'Estaing's "Constitution": muddle and danger presented in absurd prolixity

Free Speech: The EU Version

Federalist Thought Control

Democracy In Crisis

European Union and the Politics of Culture

Britain and Europe: The Culture of Deceit

The Bank that rules Europe?

Conservative MEPs and the EPP: Time for Divorce

Bruges Revisited

Aiming for the Heart of Europe: A Misguided Venture

Is Europe Ready for EMU?

A Single European Currency: Why the United Kingdom must say 'No'

From Single Market to Single Currency