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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Will Podmore is the author of Brexit: the road to freedom, published by i2i Press, paperback, 317 pages, ISBN 978-1916427174£9.95. Available from the author and from Amazon. Will Podmore has been the Chief Librarian at the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) since 1986. He is a member of the University and ...College Union. He is married, with one daughter, three sons and five grandsons. He is the author of 5 other books: Britain, Italy, Germany and the Spanish Civil War; Reg Birch: engineer, trade unionist, communist; The European Union – bad for Britain – a trade union view; British foreign policy since 1870; and The war against the working class. More

Democracy

Many of those who insist that the 2016 referendum was only advisory are now demanding a second referendum. If the first one was only advisory, how could a second one not be advisory too? What they mean is that pro-EU MPs and unelected pro-EU peers should make the important decisions in this country, not the uncouth British people, who can't be trus...
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Single Market

There has been a great deal of discussion about the EU's single market. The following is an extract from Chapter 2 of my recent book Brexit: the road to freedom , which I hope throws some light on the subject. Neither the British state nor the EU had ever published an assessment of the single market's effects. No trade association or business had e...
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Margin

Some in the pro-EU camp claim that the margin of the pro-independence camp's victory was too narrow to be valid. But as Paddy Ashdown said on the evening of the referendum, I will forgive no one who does not respect the sovereign voice of the British people once it has spoken, whether it is a majority of one per cent or twenty per cent. When the Br...
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Irish Border Issue

The EU's backstop is not an insurance policy but a trap (Roger Kendrick in BrexitCentral, 22 October.) "The backstop is not an insurance policy which will never be needed or used. It is an ingenious device developed by the EU to create a comprehensive lock on the future trade and regulatory policy of the UK thereby ensuring that the UK would be und...
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Binding

Oddly, many who insist that the 2016 referendum was only advisory are now calling for a second referendum, for a 'People's Vote'. If the first one was only advisory, how could a second one not be advisory too? What they mean is that pro-EU MPs and unelected pro-EU peers should make the important decisions in this country, not the uncouth British pe...
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