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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.
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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Spearheading the intellectual battle against the EU. And for new thinking in international affairs.
Since October 2016, David has studied the EU’s growing power-grab in defence as a researcher and spokesman for Veterans for Britain, whiche he co-founded. He has been an active campaigner for the UK’s autonomy and was also co-founder of Scientists for Britain and Imaginexit, a digital promotions platform which was operating during the...
Since October 2016, David has studied the EU’s growing power-grab in defence as a researcher and spokesman for Veterans for Britain, whiche he co-founded. He has been an active campaigner for the UK’s autonomy and was also co-founder of Scientists for Britain and Imaginexit, a digital promotions platform which was operating during the referendum. David has worked in science, publishing and political communications including four years in the United Arab Emirates. He is qualified as a journalist with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and in media communications with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
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Comment: On European Defence by David Banks

The following is comment on recent comments by European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, a potential Commission President candidate, regarding Commissioner Breton's calls for an EU carrier strike group and missile defence shield. Forgive my long read here on EU defence. It is relevant to the UK and hopefully gives you something use...

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David Banks' Take on World War II: The First Culture War

You'll rarely find a historical book on any era which takes such a fresh approach to its subject.The thorough analysis of the cultural reasons for victory and defeat (as well as countries' attempts to remain neutral) is such a crucial component that this book can make others appear devoid for omitting the subject, as is so often the case.The author...

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Leaving The EU Defence Policy Will Be a Relief, But There’s a Sting in the Tail for British The Defence Industry

People have asked whether the UK remains under EU defence policy during the transition.The answer is yes, the UK remains EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) until 31st December 2020.  This policy is a general term which not only includes the common formation of decisions and strategy, it also describes the political-military stru...

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Britain Is Being Sucked Into The EU’s Military Structures; What Will PM Boris Do About It?

By Andrew England Kerr MEP We've seen the usual tired old politics. What I haven't seen is any realisation of the real danger this country faces. Perhaps you have to see it first-hand to understand the true scale of it. I have over the past three weeks. I've watched the true force of the Franco-German domination of Europe as key positions are divvi...

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Ireland and EU Defence Integration

There's been a lot of talk about something called PESCO and whether it breaches the Irish constitution or the concept of neutrality. What is Irish neutrality and what does the Irish constitution say about it? First there's whether Ireland takes part in activity outside of its own territory and second there's whether Ireland permits other countries ...

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Martin Selmayr – the EU’s puppet master secures his future

Jean-Claude Juncker's most senior henchman, Martin Selmayr, has secured his post-Juncker future as the head of the EU Commission's civil service. This is not promotion, only continuity: he has long been the EU Commission's most powerful figure, as well as the link to German policymakers and the real puppet-master of the Brexit talks. A rare spotlig...

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5 MYTHS ABOUT CASINO GAMBLING THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

5 MYTHS ABOUT CASINO GAMBLING THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Veterans for Britain, supported by the Bruges Group, bring an urgent message to Manchester on Monday 2 October: we need full Brexit for defence and an end to recent UK commitments to the EU that have a nasty sting in the tail.Since the Brexit vote, the UK has given a green light to the juggernaut of EU military schemes on the understanding we would...

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The Woke Triumvirate

The Woke Triumvirate

Michel Barnier is quickly becoming a pantomime villain in the UK, with his regular grandstanding and puerile PR stunts. But a lot of British commentators still give him far too much credit - we can only guess they haven't looked into the wreckage of his political career.(Photograph courtesy of Foto-AG Gymnasium Melle)Barnier's track record, describ...

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The Windmills of Their Minds

The Windmills of Their Minds

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The UK is stuck in a quagmire over EU Defence Union

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A senior EU Commission official boasted in January that the EU "has done more in defence in the last seven months than in the previous decades".

 

It certainly looks like they have stepped up the pace since the Brexit vote.

 

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