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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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Bruges Group Blog

Spearheading the intellectual battle against the EU. And for new thinking in international affairs.

There is No Such Thing as No Deal

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The withdrawal agreement is not only unjustified but also not required. In the event of the UK's departure from the EU without a withdrawal agreement the EU itself has put in place measures to keep trade open. These range from agreeing to equivalence in financial services, access for hauliers, the continuation of flights, and the transport conventi...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
the EU have never been Our Friends leave them to it
Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:59
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Sovereignty is the issue

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The issue at the heart of our contentious relationship with the European Union – and before that the Common Market – was sovereignty, rather than trade. Likewise, the debate over the Withdrawal Agreement: it has little to do with our trading relationship and everything to do with ensuring that sovereignty remains firmly with the EU, although techni...
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John Poynton
Even so it is affecting the decision so we must address it. The real point is that there is in fact no conflict between the two. ... Read More
Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:00
Guest — Adam Hiley
We should of never joined the Nazi Founded German Protection racket sorry I meant the EU also Britain should keep Her distance fr... Read More
Friday, 18 October 2019 20:21
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Labour Shortages

The Government's Migration Advisory Committee wants to increase the number of jobs on the list aimed at plugging gaps in the UK labour market. Jobs on the Shortage Occupation List are effectively allowed to jump the queue for workers from outside the European Economic Area. Their review said there should be a big expansion of jobs on the list. Unde...
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We Can Work It Out

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 "Life is very short, and there's no time, for fussing and fighting, my friend." (John Lennon and Paul McCartney – 1965 "We Can Work It Out")We had one deadline - 29th March – for leaving the EU, which was inexplicably lost in the mists of political time. (Political time is like real time, but without reality, adherence to deadlines, or t...
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Why Sovereignty Matters

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 The evolution of sovereign states around the world has been an uneven process. Some were founded on shared nationhood, language and culture. Some on lines drawn by colonial rulers. Others out of the chaos of war. But sovereign states have this in common: they are all that now stands between the peoples of the world and utter domination by the...
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Just Leave!

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 Through the treachery of the government and MPs, Britain is in political and economic limbo. Instead of being free to taking back control, they have handed the future of the country over to the EU… Delay, and more delay. Britain is now going to be denied independence for up to 6 months longer, a total of three-and-a-half years after voting fo...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
thank goodness one of the Worst Prime Ministers in living memory will be gone in 3 weeks good riddance May is even worse than Majo... Read More
Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:52
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Opinion: Secularisation, Individualism and #indyref2

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 In 1964, the film Mary Poppins was released. It captured the mind of a generation and epitomised the sentiments of the turn of the century. Mary Poppins was not ultimately about a magical nanny or a singing chimney sweep, but about duty. It was about the duty of man to his family. Mary Poppins is the story of George Banks, who gives up person...
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Tell Us What Do You Want!

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​I have become increasingly annoyed over the last year by those people who decry the desirability of leaving the EU on WTO terms – commonly referred to as 'no deal'. As I have pointed out on a number of occasions (Swift, 2018a, 2018b, 2019a, 2019b, 2019c), an exit without an agreement would give us numerous advantages when dealing with the EU, in p...
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John Poynton
You may be interested in my latest futile attempt at getting the editor of the Sunday Telegraph to publish a letter! Here is what ... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 17:27
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Another European empire ends at Waterloo

In their positions of power and privilege, Remainers have always assumed that they are right, and that they will win. This is particularly so in London, where the gospel is preached daily by George Osborne's Evening Standard. But since 29th March, when the government failed on its promise to leave the EU as stipulated by Article 50, the mood around...
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Guest — Will
Footage of the Olympia rally will enter the history books. Well you got that about right ?
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:24
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John Redwood's letter to the Attorney General about the Withdrawal Agreement

Below is John Redwood's letter to Geoffrey Cox. The Attorney General has not yet replied, and he needs to.Given the government's difficulty in replying to this, John Redwood is re-issuing it and encourage all to circulate it more widely. The conventional media refuse to ask these questions of the government and supporters of the Agreement.  De...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
now the disastrous May is going whoever takes over e.g Boris Johnson needs to completely clear out the Cabinet of Remainers Hammo... Read More
Monday, 27 May 2019 18:07
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Anne Marie Morris MP & Andrew Bridgen MP and Q&A with Anne 09/04/2019

 Anne Marie Morris MP & Andrew Bridgen MP and Q&A with Anne 09/04/2019. No delay, no capitulation - NO DEAL
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Guest — Adam Hiley
thank god May is going Boris Johnson is the only real person for the Job leave the EU & ECHR immediately also keeping out Corbyn... Read More
Monday, 27 May 2019 18:00
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Carry On Democracy? A damning analysis by David Betz & MLR Smith

What is the most apt cultural metaphor with which we can interpret the behaviour of the political classes over Brexit? Reflecting on the parliamentary theatrics of recent weeks, perhaps it is the slapstick bungling of the Carry On films that recommends itself: Theresa May played by Barbara Windsor; Kenneth Williams as Jeremy Corbyn; Sid James as Mi...
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Guest — Simon Hodges
An excellent article which discusses some very important themes and issues. Sadly democracy and personal sovereignty are under mu... Read More
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 13:03
Guest — David Betz
Thanks for your comment. Indeed, dark. I appreciate the points you’ve raised re financialisation of nature, connection of pensions... Read More
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:05
Guest — Simon Hodges
Great stuff though David. I was familiar with most of the ideas but you put them all together brilliantly in a short piece. Mu... Read More
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:24
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The wounded leader: a cautionary tale

Theresa May is at the weakest yet most dangerous stage of her miserable leadership. The scheduled European election might not happen if May overcomes resistance to the Withdrawal Agreement, which has hardly changed since first presented. It was at Chequers that the Cabinet was first told of the thin gruel on offer. Brexit secretary David Davis havi...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
time for May to go now & end a sorry Premiership if the Tories don't get rid of Her after the expected kicking the Tories will ge... Read More
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:33
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A strong statement of intent

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Guest — Adam Hiley
unfortunately May is no Margaret Thatcher
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:36
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NO DELAY, NO CAPITULATION, NO DEAL. Bruges Group 09.04.2019 MARK FRANCOIS

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Guest — Adam Hiley
Well said Mr Francois getting rid of May is crucial to the Conservative Party's future prospects My personal belief is Boris Jo... Read More
Monday, 15 April 2019 22:09
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Brexit betrayal: Tories could lose Peterborough and other local authorities to UKIP

They had one job….Amidst the fury in the Conservative Party at Theresa May's overt betrayal of the Brexit vote, Wayne Fitzgerald, deputy leader of Peterborough council, told the Telegraph of a large number of constituents 'who will not vote for any Labour politician, Conservative politician, anybody other than an anti-EU party'. This is an area tha...
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Guest — Adam Kingston
One can only hope.
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 12:52
Guest — Ian Summerell
I'm sorry but you only have your party leaders to blame. They have been place men/women for the EU and foreign powers, they are cl... Read More
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 15:08
Guest — Steven of the family Allan
Rare to meet a constitutionalist who remembers the law theses days - nice work!
Friday, 19 April 2019 11:38
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The BBC and Brexit: BBC bias by omission

  Leave and the 'left' 2002-2017, 41 pages, News-watch This News-watch study found that left-wing arguments for Britain to leave the EU have scarcely been considered on the BBC's flagship news programmes. Only 1,198 words across the entire 30 surveys came from left-wing speakers making any sort of case for withdrawal, an average of 86 words pe...
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Guest — JAMES GEDDES
It certainly proves that the BBC is a completely biased corporation and as such should be stripped of their right to collect subsc... Read More
Monday, 15 April 2019 20:08
Guest — Adam Hiley
well said I cannot bear Sky anymore especially Adam Boulton and Smug Kay Burley
Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:55
Guest — Thomas wayne stant
I have been stunned by the bbc s blatant bias over leaving E U, it is a leftist,london centric clique,They know nothing about how ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:16
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The Will of the Nation

Members of Parliament (with the exception of those who have not rebelled and refuse to renege on the promises made in the manifesto) voted to take "no-deal" off the table thereby revealing Parliament as hard-line remainers, all too ready to reject democracy in an attempt to subvert the will of the nation and to sweep aside legitimate politics. "Har...
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On the march - The European Army

May is signing Britain into involvement with the European Defence Agency, the European Defence Fund, the European Defence Industrial Development Programme and PESCO. The EU describes all these together as the start of its military 'integration' leading to the creation of 'a Common Defence' in five years' time. EU leaders have been telling us they a...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
yet again Our Politicians are caught lying May must go eutruth.org.uk
Saturday, 20 April 2019 20:17
Guest — bingo sites offers
What a Great blog of the european army!
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 06:13
Guest — n/a
Can't wait to see the snowflakes when they realise that this is what they stayed in the European Union for, Ho!! and don't forget ... Read More
Thursday, 05 September 2019 07:21
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British Politics – a critical analysis

Brexit is one of the most defining in our history. It is sometimes presented as a political disease, which must be cured by simply preventing its fulfilment or as a political opportunity, which will enable us to become once again a sovereign nation capable of making its own laws. What has transpired however over the last few months is the inability...
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Guest — richard
"The European Project has never worked in reality! Promises of expansive wealth have not materialised" Firstly, is English your f... Read More
Sunday, 07 April 2019 14:16
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The Long and Winding Road just got a bit longer

So we now know that the leaders of the other EU nations, doubtless pressured by the cabal of Eurocrats, have agreed to an extension of time before we can finally escape from the EU. They have, however, made this extension conditional on MPs accepting the PM's deal. Very clever. As I have consistently pointed out, Brussels does not want us to leave,...
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The sovereignty of the people trumps the sovereignty of Parliament

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Labour supporters should ask themselves, what if Labour wins the next election by, say, 1.3 million votes or fewer? Would they mind if the establishment decided that it was not a valid victory, because it was too close, or because Jeremy Corbyn allegedly lied when he said that he might give more money to the NHS, or because there was, allegedly, Ru...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
May must go now leave with no deal I sense real unrest in the Country eutruth.org.uk
Thursday, 04 April 2019 13:45
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Welcome to the age of cognitive warfare

The strategy of chaos is in full swing in the United Kingdom! The country has been plunged in a total information warfare, the EU having lost the legal and popular argument when the referendum took place in 2016. They have now resorted to using their weapon of choice: disinformation. The Brexiteers are making a serious mistake by focusing on May wh...
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Guest — Ecoute Sauvage
The EU is no monolith - send everyone you can deploy to ask your friends (Italy, Austria, Poland, others) to turn down ANY extensi... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2019 17:40
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Democracy or Tyranny: Which will Members of Parliament choose?

There are only two forms of government – government with the consent of the People or government without the consent of the People.  Charles Moore wrote yesterday[1] : "On Thursday, I was interviewed by a mainstream Swiss newspaper. Switzerland, of course, is not a member of the EU. The reporter's first question went something like this: 'My c...
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Ritual Humiliation in the New Theocracy

In my article "The Extreme Middle and a New Theocracy," I argued that supporters of the EU worshipped at the altar of a new Theocracy. As the arguments over Brexit grind on, nothing has changed my view. Indeed, I'm more convinced than ever that it is true. Forgive me for repeating familiar facts, but it is necessary. Following David Cameron's reneg...
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Roll of Honour: Defying the Whips to oppose the bad deal

The 28 Leaver Conservative Members of Parliament who voted against Theresa May's 'Withdrawal' Agreement: Adam Afriyie Steve Baker John Baron Peter Bone Suella Braverman Andrew Bridgen Sir Bill Cash Sir Christopher Chope James Duddridge Mark Francois Marcus Fysh Philip Hollobone Adam Holloway Ranil Jayawardena Bernard Jenkin Andrea Jenkyns David Jon...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
well done to them all get rid of May put in Boris who knows about electoral success davidmurrin.co.uk
Monday, 15 April 2019 22:14
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Suella Braverman is right: cultural Marxism is a real and present danger

Suella Braverman is a brave woman. I have been speaking about the dangers of Cultural Marxism for many years, but she is the first Member of Parliament I have heard to use the expression during a speech for the Bruges Group. It is the right and proper term to explain the corrosive cultural atmosphere which has been generated today in the United Kin...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
god help us if Comrade Corbyn were to ever get into Government, these Marxist clowns would finish Britain off if the Tories do not... Read More
Friday, 29 March 2019 22:02
Guest — B rex atear
Thanks for a clear, concise and easily digestible explanation of the current rot in our society.
Saturday, 30 March 2019 15:40
Guest — Jody
Check out 'BBC: Brainwashing Britain?' for an analysis of how the BBC fits into the Cultural Marxism paradigm.
Saturday, 30 March 2019 19:50
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Not fit for purpose: cheating Remainers undermine UK petitions website

Oh, the irony. All that conspiracy theory about Kremlin interference in the EU referendum, and now the desperate Remain campaign cheats our public petitions website by encouraging signatures from anywhere in the world. Russians are aplenty among the millions of petitioners urging revocation of Article 50. Nigel Farage is rightly asking why this for...
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Guest — Colin Martin
I'm afraid that the battle for the soul of the nation is lost. The media, universities, Civil Service and police forces are domina... Read More
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 11:26
Guest — Trevor Tibberts
stop moaning Neil you're coming across as a right wally.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:48
Guest — Gordon Morris
It seems not: https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-is-the-stop-brexit-petition-reliable... Read More
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:37
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Esperanto: an ideologically perfect language for the EU

Saluton! The contrived language of Esperanto, thought to have disappeared into the mists of time, is alive and kicking. And it is on the cusp of gaining official recognition by the EU. Devised in 1887 by Ludwig L Zamenhof, an eye doctor and Ashkenazi Jew in the Tsarist empire, Esperanto merged multiple European tongues into one grammatically ration...
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Guest — Bill Chapman
An interesting article although Esperanto certainly does not aim at "diluting or destroying national identity and culture" I am n... Read More
Friday, 15 March 2019 16:26
Guest — Rolf Norfolk
Seeing that the EU is doomed to fail after increasing pointless struggle, perhaps its official language should be dubbed Desperant... Read More
Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:23
Guest — Adam Hiley
the EU's language should be BS or Our Parliament for that matter
Saturday, 23 March 2019 13:07
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Export Subsidies vs Refunds of Foreign Import Tariffs

This article is a follow up to my previous post entitled 'Nissan, Felixstowe, Lettuces and Whisky' in which I proposed a system of refunding foreign importers of British exports for the import tariffs they will pay to their own governments after Brexit, thereby allowing our exports to continue unaffected. If nothing is done about this our exports w...
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John Poynton
Two further thoughts: 1). If I can be given wrong advice by lawyers, what have the government and business leaders been getting? 2... Read More
Friday, 15 March 2019 17:31
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The truth about trade outside the EU

Click here to read the report  Britain was a leader in international trade for centuries, long before the EU was even thought of. As an EU member state, the UK cannot now trade on our own terms with the rest of the world. Decisions are made for us, based on the interests of the EU 28 - not the UK.Today, the UK is still a member in its own righ...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
We owe it to the 17.4 million people who voted leave in 2016 to honour the result and isn't the vote legally binding which means ... Read More
Saturday, 23 March 2019 13:21
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Nothing has changed

Click here to read the legal advice   As Geoffrey Cox, Attorney General, advises: there is no internationally legal means of escaping the Backstop. 'The legal risk remains unchanged that if through no such demonstrable failure of either party, but simply because of intractable differences, that situation does arise, the United Kingdom wou...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
and May has the temerity to force it through Parliament the 3rd time aided & abetted by Remoaners She has to go davidmur... Read More
Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:07
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‘No deal’ is our only remaining negotiating weapon; don’t decommission it.

Approaching the Wire at the Eleventh Hour I have written about Brexit for a number of months now and basically my message has been the same: keep our collective nerve and hold out for a good deal. By a 'good deal' I mean one that allows us free trade with the EU – nothing more. No shady 'backstops', no mealy-mouthed words that allow the 'reject pol...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
May has to go and a clearout of Parliament of Remoaners needs to happen No deal is still likely britishconstitutiongroup.co... Read More
Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:11
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Who Governs and by What Right

Tim Stanley wrote in the Telegraph[1]: "When Mrs May says that she is delivering what the people want – as she reiterated in the House – then by any standard of our democratic tradition, she is lying. No one voted for Chequers; no one voted for either an all-UK indefinite backstop customs union (since "indefinite" is what all backstops by definitio...
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The 'Withdrawal' Agreement is a Zombie Bill

Can the same Bill be re-introduced having once before been rejected by the Commons?  This question has profound implications for the future of our exit from the European Union. In normal times, when democracy appeared to be respected, if a Bill has been rejected it could not be reintroduced in the same parliamentary year. The overwhelming reje...
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Ariane Loening
The entire Withdrawal Agreement is illegal. Any proposal that was not drawn up the Department for Exiting the EU would be of dubi... Read More
Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:08
Guest — Adam Hiley
I wish Conservative Party Members would grow a set and remove the lamest of ducks Theresa May from Office I am old enough to remem... Read More
Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:35
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How the "Backstop" breaches international treaties

The backstop is illegal. When speaking with international lawyers they mention a number of difficulties that the EU will discover if they actually try to implement the backstop.   The competence of the 'Withdrawal' Agreement to establish the backstop exceeds its lawful ability, it is Ultra Vires.Given indications from the President of the...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
May has to go and soon completely incompetent the Conservative Party removed their most successful 27 years ago after Mrs Thatcher... Read More
Friday, 08 March 2019 23:45
Guest — Ben
Lisbon Treaty and Mays deal are illegal under the VIenna Convention on the law of treaties of 1969. Treaties made in conflict agai... Read More
Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:20
Guest — CJ
This is but the tip of the iceberg. The proposed Withdrawal Agreement is unbalanced over its lopsided commitment to EU trade agre... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2019 22:54
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Fruit, Fear and Brexit

At the end of January, I was interested to learn how the BBC's news website reported Italy's recession. It was not on their radar. Unsurprisingly, several scare stories were. One, by business editor Simon Jack, was headlined "No-deal Brexit to leave shelves empty warn retailers." My attention was grabbed, however, by a dramatic warning with a state...
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Beware: Brexit is being used to bury bad news

The Alinskyite activist and former Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, inspired by Machiavelli, coined the phrase 'never let a good crisis go to waste'. In the UK, a similar refrain: 'It's a good day to bury bad news', was utilised by Jo Moore, a government aide who was then working for Transport Secretary Stephen Byers, on the day of the 9/11 terrorist...
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Guest — Marie Gray
This is an appalling situation & it MUST be dealt so that precious young & innocent minds will not become confused.
Monday, 11 March 2019 05:08
Guest — Marie Gray
This is appalling situation that MUST be dealt with so that the innocent young minds of precious young children will not be confus... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2019 05:11
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Ted talks…on the Special Relationship

An interview with Dr Ted Malloch by Bruges Group writer Niall McCrae Ted Malloch, CEO of Roosevelt Global Fiduciary, has served as research professor at Yale University, senior fellow at Said Business School at Oxford University, and professor of governance and leadership at Henley Business School. His most recent books concern practical wisdom in ...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
if only Britain had people in charge with Mr Malloch's intelligence alas We have Mother Theresa Hammond Greg Clark Amber Rudd and ... Read More
Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:33
Guest — Adam Hiley
the special relationship is a bit like a stray dog trying to find a new owner in Britain's case We are the stray as Our Politician... Read More
Saturday, 23 March 2019 13:10
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John Redwood MP's Letter to Geoffrey Cox about the draft Withdrawal Agreement - published March 4 2019

Dear Geoffrey, I am glad you are seeking to replace the unacceptable Irish backstop which is written into the Withdrawal Agreement which was vetoed in the recent Commons vote. There are other features of the Withdrawal Agreement which I and other MPs cannot accept which also need attention in the national interest. Under the draft Withdrawal Agreem...
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Guest — Ditherywig
What about fisheries ? I presume the WA recovers all our stolen fishing waters and rights?
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 14:18
Guest — Iconoclast
Good letter. Sound points. Very pleased to see them being made public.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 10:51
Guest — Andy Sloan
What about our continued ties to EU military?
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 20:51
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Less than a month before the deadline, good Brexit news continues

No other issue in recent history has been as divisive as Brexit. And after the historic leave vote in June 2016, the nation has been inundated with one doomsday headline after another — from economic devastation to the loss of trade, and investment. Despite all of these issues, however, Brexit is now closing in on its March 29 deadline day. Of cour...
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Guest — JPang
That's all well and good … but what about the more pressing issue of our #duplicitousleaders?
Friday, 08 March 2019 21:18
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Members of Parliament should be careful what they wish for

As we grind inexorably to the Brexit finishing line, we should remember what happened just under three years ago, since it is becoming increasingly obvious that many - in particular our MPs - have either very short or very selective memories. In June 2016, there was a nation-wide referendum when the then government asked the people whether they wan...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
worth looking at davidmurrin.co.uk britishconstitutiongroup.com
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:45
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What a Parliament of pusillanimists / Our topsy-turvy politics of obfuscation and delay

You knew this was coming, but you couldn't make it up. A Prime Minister repudiates postponement but permits the Commons, no longer representing commoners, to defer departure. A Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition denies a second plebiscite, but announces that his party backs another ballot. An apoplectic electorate, at least beyond the M2...
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Discontent

The alternative to May's deal is not no Brexit but no deal. Britain could leave the EU on 29 March without a deal and trade with EU member countries on World Trade Organisation terms. These are the terms on which we trade with non-EU countries already, without falling off any cliff. No deal is Brexit. Her deal is no Brexit. 'No deal' merely means t...
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Regionalisation

Some EU enthusiasts claim that our decision in 2016 was an aberration. In fact, whenever we have been given the chance to vote against EU policies, we have rejected those policies. Referendums across Europe showed that the EU was increasingly unpopular. In 2005 French voters rejected the European Constitution by 55 per cent to 45. Enthusiasm for th...
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Political game play

There is no appetite to repeat arguments set out in a previous article presenting a four-partite political system based on the splintering of traditional parties. Seven Labour MPs resigned on 18 February 2019 to form an independent group focused on opposing Brexit. It is difficult not to draw parallels with the Labour split in 1981, but the impact ...
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As the Attorney General explores solutions to the backstop, how potent will Cox’s codpiece be?

By Christopher Howarth The Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, has been tasked with coming up with a legal solution to the 'backstop' that the Government hope will persuade or bamboozle the DUP and Conservative backbench MPs into backing the Prime Minister's EU deal largely as it is. We do not know what he will come up with, but there is a range of opt...
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Brexit is divisive – and all the better for it

'Politics is broken', boomed the Times, after a series of defections from both Tory and Labour parties. Angela Smith, one of the Labour breakaways, said that 'the level of alienation from the political process is at a record high'. Fair point, but false analysis. Opinion polls indeed show increasing distrust of our parliamentarians, but arguably th...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
the Remoaners are becoming increasingly deranged We must get a New Premier now Rees Mogg or Boris take note eutruth.org.uk... Read More
Saturday, 23 March 2019 13:13
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The Great Betrayal of UK Democracy

Whilst I would be the first to concede that everyone (including MPs) has the right to voice their personal opinion, those Members of Parliament who were elected to represent their constituents, must do so regardless of their own opinions when it comes to major issues of national importance such as Brexit. In other words, where an MP represents a co...
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Guest — Gerard Dugdill
Interesting point about by elections. Cf Carswell, Reckless
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:30
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United States of Europe

The EU is not a market, it is a political project of becoming a single European state, the United States of Europe, as the powers-that-be in the EU have always wanted it to become. The three founding fathers of European union all called for a single European state. Konrad Adenauer said, "My dream is that one day we might be able to applaud a United...
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Guest — Susan Wallace
BEING EUROPEAN v BEING AN EU CITIZEN video - 12 minutes 36 seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmscbGPrkRM + ***Guy Verhofstad... Read More
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:49
Guest — John Scutter
Will Podmore is deluding himself if he thinks voting LEAVE has saved us. The deal proposed by May will shackle us to the EU forev... Read More
Monday, 25 February 2019 21:23
Guest — ROBERT PALACHE
‘EUROPHILIA ETERNAL!’ A SHORT STORY ABOUT THE GLORIOUS EU: ‘Our Parliament, Fergus,’ said the Pole, sniggering, ‘is the veritabl... Read More
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:21
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Leaving on WTO terms

Published on 7 January 2019, the Rt Hon Lord Peter Lilley and Cllr Brendan Chilton, Global Britain and Labour Leave outline the huge advantages to trade gained by leaving the EU on World Trade Organization terms. Far from 'crashing out' we will be 'cashing in'. We will keep our £39 billion. Even the House of Lords' heavily pro-Remain EU Financ...
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Two-Stage Withdrawal

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Disaster is just around the corner. Payroll problems will prevent us receiving our salaries, banking systems will fail leading to a meltdown in financial markets, hospitals services will collapse and aircraft will fall out of the sky. Because of a no-deal Brexit? No.This was the original Project Fear, in the late nineties, as the world woke up...
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Post-Brexit EU control over UK Defence

This article by JOHN PETLEY was published on February 13th 2019 by the Campaign for an Independent Britain The Norway model in defence integration Norway essentially has sub-contracted its security to the European Union. As the EU's defence integration programme has developed over the last two years, the rules for participation by non-member states...
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Guest — BoPtah
It seems as though your 'duplicitous leaders' post has been deleted.
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 23:22
John Petley
Yes it was. A revised version was written which produced a lot of circumstantial evidence, but the lack of an actual transcript of... Read More
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Guest — boptah
Yes. thanks John , I have discovered the other sites https://www.politicalite.com/brexit/brexit-bombshell-a-german-brexit-a-sca... Read More
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The People are sovereign

May is still pushing her so-called Withdrawal Agreement, even though MPs voted it down by 432 to 202 on 24 January. She is demanding that MPs vote again on it, still using No-Deal as a threat not an opportunity. Her chief adviser Oliver Robbins said, in a staged leak, that she will give MPs a choice - her deal, or a 'long' postponement of Brexit. B...
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Guest — Howard
The people are sovereign Not the commons / parliament
Monday, 21 October 2019 11:52
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Dull but desperate days

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." PM Winston Churchill Speech at Lord Mayor's Banquet, Mansion House, London (10th November, 1942)  Despite having said only three days ago that she would not postpone the vote in the House of Commons on her proposed bill (Maidm...
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Fundamental issues and the financial need for a clean Brexit

Fundamental issues and Post-Brexit vision The United Kingdom is at a crossroad, one which will define its future for generations to come. Parliamentarian Brexiteers are playing a pivotal role in bringing about this change of paradigm by making sure the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.Brexiteers' avant-garde mindsets make them the architect...
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EU directives and the expression of opinion

The economic arguments for leaving the European Union are obvious, but there is also an overwhelming cultural case for Brexit which is discussed less often. Over the last couple of decades, there has been a noticeable increase in what is known as 'political correctness', which has accelerated in the last five or so years. It used to be the case tha...
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Guest — StephenJ
I hear you David, but I am not sure that the EU is the villain here... It is everywhere else, but from what I can see, the USA, Au... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2019 16:25
Guest — Michael Coventry
To hell with th PC Brigade, if you think it because you believe it the speak out about it. Nobody ever died from being offended, t... Read More
Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:17
John Poynton
Agree with everything you say, David, except the first phrase. If the economic arguments for Brexit were obvious Parliament would ... Read More
Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:26
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Time to go on the offensive

People who have voted to leave the European Union have recently woken up to the reality that several political/economic figures in the United Kingdom and abroad are intent on stealing the referendum to ensure we remain in the customs union and abide by laws made in Brussels. Campaigns targeting MPs who are openly defying their party manifesto and t...
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Guest — VerN Y
At the moment Parliament has declared itself to be sovereign. This means in lay terms that they have the ultimate power to decide.... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2019 19:27
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No deal – an opportunity not a problem

A Second Referendum? I find it ironic that the basis on which the EU Fifth Column (the anti-democratic 'remoaners') have been waging war since the result of the referendum was announced is broadly that the public were not told all the facts that would come into play if they voted 'leave' in 2016.Their convoluted logic goes: we need another referend...
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John Poynton
Interesting reference to Peter Mandleson as an EU Commissioner for Trade, when our experience of free trade within the so-called f... Read More
Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:14
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A Dangerous Legacy

In 20th century Continental Europe, democracy had a rotten time. Russia's attempt to frame a liberal constitution, described by W. E. Mosse as "the only time in modern Russian history when the Russian people were able to play a significant part in the shaping of their destinies," was snuffed out by the Bolshevik revolution. At first, the attempt to...
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The Remainer's Revenge

As with a party conference, a lot of the interest in the Brexit circus lies in the supporting acts and side-shows. A recent instance of the latter arose from a spat between the Government and the Justice Subcommittee of the Lords' European Union select committee. This is worth a look, if only because a serious point of principle turns on it. When w...
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Is there a ‘special place in hell’ reserved for Donald Tusk?

Having listened to the ravings of the men from Brussels as they become increasingly afraid of a 'no deal' scenario, it is heartening to hear the latest outburst from a man who is supposed to show responsible leadership to the EU and the rest of Europe. I am outraged (but rather pleased) by the highly inflammatory comments that Donald Tusk made. I a...
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In reply to the comment, might I add that whilst I agree that Donald Tusk has not had the depth of experience that others have had... Read More
Sunday, 17 February 2019 22:12
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The Brexit Party: worrying the Westminster sheep? Interview with party leader Catherine Blaiklock

A new pro-Brexit party, approved by the Electoral Commission, has been founded in response to the reluctance of Parliament to honour the verdict of the EU referendum. Nigel Farage, former leader of UKIP, declared in the Daily Telegraph that if Britain's exit from the EU is delayed, he will stand as candidate in the European Parliament elections: 'I...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
We don't need a Brexit Party We need the British Public to get off their large lazy backsides and kick out our corrupt 3 main par... Read More
Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:38
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Nissan, Felixstowe, Lettuces and Whisky

I am sure we all understand the situation Nissan and other companies which export a majority of their UK production to the Eurozone will find themselves in after Brexit. They will face 10% tariffs by the EU on these exports, and it stands to commercial reason they would then be better off re-locating their production into the Eurozone, where they w...
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Smart Border 2.0

In November 2017, the EU Parliament commissioned the EU's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs to study the Irish border issue and the result is Smart Border 2.0 for Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for Customs control and the free movement of persons.  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/Re...
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Guest — Peter D Gardner
The report makes some sensible suggestions. No wonder the EU has dismissed it - no doubt to be rapidly resurrected in the event o... Read More
Monday, 11 February 2019 01:56
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Global realists versus rootless globalists

We're all global now. In our use of the internet, in the clothes and food we buy, and in our increasingly multicultural society. But that doesn't make us globalists. Boundaries are important in all walks of life, from the professional register that confirms the status of a doctor or lawyer to the catchment area of eligibility for services. Otherwis...
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A backstop for Slough? Mars Bars warning is another Project Fear dud

Cheekily, Remainers try to co-opt revered British historical figures to bolster their cause. For example, in the week of the EU referendum a poster of Winston Churchill was fixed to every lamppost on Waterloo Bridge, with the slogan 'Brits don't quit' (swiftly removed and ripped by yours truly). Any prominent people from the past may be deployed, i...
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The British road to Dirty War: analysis by David Betz & MLR Smith

What do you get when you have a Conservative party that doesn't conserve, a Labour party that doesn't represent the interests of the working class, and a Liberal Democrat Party that is neither liberal nor democratic? The answer is, a pretty accurate description of the current British political landscape. Here are different kinds of political ice cr...
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Guest — Alicia Sinclair-Portland
Quite simply the best article on this current political Shambles that I have seen. Quite magnificent overview, and all the more th... Read More
Sunday, 20 January 2019 12:59
Dr Niall McCrae
An incisive analysis of the almost total failure of the political class. I have bought my yellow vest!
Monday, 21 January 2019 13:32
Guest — (CAPTAIN) Colin Edward ELMS
God help this country if Corbyn ever becomes Prime Minister,he will destroy it!!! He cannot even be bothered to shave if he did ... Read More
Monday, 21 January 2019 14:41
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The ageist hatred of Polly Toynbee

Okay, we know Hampstead champagne socialist Polly Toynbee is an incorrigible Remainer. No news there. But her latest tweet about a so-called People's Vote (the losing side's determined effort to reverse the 2016 referendum result) has gone beyond the pale - even for many of her fellow Remain followers. Here is her dehumanising tweet, celebrating th...
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Guest — Robin Lings
Toynbee is old and losing all her friends and older relatives. She wants to regain the interest in herself and has come up with th... Read More
Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:16
David A Townsend
I have a concern about the voting intentions of the immigrants, many of whom are breeding like rabbits (they do not believe in bir... Read More
Sunday, 03 February 2019 12:36
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Now this is not the end...

'Now this is not the end.  It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.'  Prime Minister Winston Churchill November 10th 1942 The Betrayal Despite having said that she would not postpone the vote in the House of Commons on her proposed Brexit bill, Theresa May eventually accepted that the gov...
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This is an Excellent post & I would definitely recommend it to others. I’m here to inform you about our Professional services reg... Read More
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This Blog is very Helpful and Professional. I would share this Information with Others and also I want to inform you regarding ou... Read More
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Guest — Daniel Douglas
I read a lot of posts but the topic covered in this is the most comprehensive & helpful. I would definitely recommend it to other... Read More
Monday, 02 December 2019 11:46
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It’s time to stop defying democracy: a rebuttal to Sam Gyimah

 'It's time to think the unthinkable on Brexit' argues pro-EU Tory MP Sam Gyimah. 'It is no exaggeration to say we face the greatest political and constitutional emergency we've had in peacetime. This is not in response to any external threat or challenge. The tragedy is we have done this to ourselves. But because of that, we can step back fro...
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Politicians are in power to serve the people

Since Anglo-Saxon times, the Monarch has been required to rule for the benefit of the people. As with our law, our democracy is based on consent and has been evolutionary. Its genius is that as individual sovereignty replaced that of the monarch, the monarchy became the repository of the people's sovereignty. The people are sovereign and lend their...
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The strategy of chaos

Did you call me nebulous? The end of year festive cheer was in full swing as politicians exchanged pleasantries.Many pondered whether the leader of opposition called Theresa May a 'stupid woman' and Jean-Claude Juncker may have had equally kind words for our PM. It was rather a turbulent week in British politics - a vote of no confidence in Theresa...
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Brexit timeline

By JOHN EAST 23 June 2016: The UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with the majority of voters choosing to leave (51.9% of the vote versus 48.1% voting to remain). 24 June 2016: Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to resign. 13 July 2016: Theresa May became Prime Minister. To fulfil the referendum Article 50 should ha...
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Swiss know-how

The European Union is playing brinkmanship. It is making an offer of a 34-page composite "framework agreement", covering such matters as immigration, state aid, mutual recognition of industrial standards, agricultural products, air transport and land transport, where local rules would automatically adapt to be in line with EU law. The treaty would ...
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Yellow vests for Brexit

Quelle difference! The tremendously effective protests throughout France against the arrogant and aloof president Emmanuel Macron began as a reaction to higher diesel taxes. For the gilded elite in Versailles to impose an environmental policy that would impoverish an already struggling populace was the straw that broke the camel's back. Macron was ...
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Ariane Loening
UK media personnel are in thrall to, brainwashed by and in the pockets of those in control of the Liberal agenda.
Saturday, 02 February 2019 16:02
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Sabotage or just a bit of mischief?

Dr.Sarah Wollaston, Conservative MP for Totnes Constituency, has launched the following as a Private Members' Bill.It has started its journey through Parliament and the 2nd reading is on 25th January. European Union (Revocation of Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2017 – 2019 Type of Bill: Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill) Sponsor: Dr.Sarah ...
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Guest — Janet Tanner-Tremaine
She should be de-selected, the silly mare!
Monday, 31 December 2018 17:27
Guest — Paul Voce
What bit do these EU loving traitors not get. Lets hear the figures for this cliff edge we keep hearing about on the great lie tha... Read More
Friday, 04 January 2019 18:08
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A Brexit cuckoo in a Remain nest

'If there is a no-deal Brexit it will be the worst thing that has happened to British universities in modern history'. So said Simon Marginson, professor of higher education at Oxford University, in a Guardian report on a letter by academic leaders three months before the withdrawal date. The EU represents progress, and Britain the past of empire a...
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Guest — Coram Deo
There was a day when swear words would have been blanked out. What happened! Shall forego reading the article for that reason.... Read More
Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:26
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A truly open Britain in an increasingly open world

The media is trumpeting a very scary tune about a 'no deal' Brexit. Perhaps it's the swansong in their dark and gloomy concert. There will be hurdles, but we in Britain, will use our initiative and people are always at our best when we have to use our initiative. For those who would like to rename 'no deal', the Bruges Group is welcoming suggestion...
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An email to Joanna Cherry - my MP

1.Why are you plotting to thwart the democratically mandated instruction of the majority in the United Kingdom - to leave the European Union – its customs union, single market, court and ECB dictates? You lost the 2014 referendum. Scotland's people voted to remain part of the UK. You have a dictator's attitude to the people: twist their arm, nag an...
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Event Videos

Brexit - Our Future!  With Rt Hon. Lord Lilley PC, Rt Hon. Sammy Wilson MP and Daniel Kawczynski MP  Bruges Group Conference  Morning Session - with Shanker Singham, Martin Howe QC, Andrew Bridgen MP and Ewen Stewart Afternoon Session - with Rt Hon. Mark Francois MP, Dr Gerard Lyons and Professor Patrick Minford  Evening Session...
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On comfort blankets

 Hysteria is a taboo word nowadays. Derided for its original concept of female volatility wreaked by hormones, it also offends the postmodern elevation of emotional truth. Yet the feminist #MeToo movement, a moral panic of gender grievance, is becoming a case study of mass hysteria. Consider the reaction to the appointment of judge Brett Kavan...
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EU definitions of ordinary words

There was, in the offices of the Daily Beast in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop, frequent use of the phrase "Up to a point, Lord Copper". As alert readers will remember, it actually meant "No". The EU and its supporters have a good deal in common with the Beast, when it comes to taking ordinary words and saying they mean something new and unexpected. Think "c...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
why doesn't the odious Cleggs of this world emigrate to their beloved EU and never to return
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 16:17
Guest — Adam Hiley
thelist-brexit.com
Sunday, 09 December 2018 14:54
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The EU, Spain, and Gibraltar

Before the official signing of Mrs May's attempt at 'peace for our time' (Swift, 2018a), the Spanish government decided to throw an unwelcome spanner into the Brexit negotiations by stating that it would scupper any Brexit deal that did not include 'concessions' from the UK over the status of Gibraltar. Unfortunately, as if in confirmation of suppo...
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Dangers to National Security and Individual Freedom in Mrs May’s “withdrawal” Agreement

Warning! If voted through, this agreement will be irreversible. Parliament will have bound its successors to the EU, possibly into the next century.   Click here to read the full research  The Outline Political Declaration prefacing this "deal" says we share basic values with other EU nations and reaffirms our commitment to the ECHR. This...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
if the Tories don't wake up and remove Theresa May before Christmas I fear there is going to be serious civil disorder by angry or... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 22:07
Guest — Janet Walters
What the hell are you talking about Adam? Mrs. May had done so many things for the UK. People should respect her, not insult her l... Read More
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 08:58
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Legal aspects of Brexit as the Brexit deadline of 29th March 2019 draws near

A no deal scenario is by no means a legal or economic vacuum. After the UK leaves as seems increasingly likely it will be in a similar relationship with the EU as is any country outside of the EU (referred to in the EU Treaties as 'third States' or 'third countries').  Click here to read the full research  This research addresses some leg...
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Guest — jonathan evans
Brexit 2018 - European 1848 “You never actually own the country: You merely look after it for the next generation”. 1918 - Swiss G... Read More
Sunday, 02 December 2018 13:21
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The Withdrawal Agreement's Protocol is neither a 'backstop' nor temporary

MARTIN HOWE QC This article dated November 22nd 2018 appeared in Brexit Central. https://brexitcentral.com/withdrawal-agreements-northern-ireland-protocol-neither-backstop-temporary/ Within the draft Withdrawal Agreement ("WA"), 175 pages consists of a Protocol whose formal title is "Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland", together with 10 detailed ...
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How Matters Now Stand

Parliament is not allowed to surrender law making to a foreign jurisdiction. Theresa May's withdrawal agreement seeks to hand our right to self-government to the European Union.     Click here to read the full research  The foundation of our democracy lies in the answer to the question: where is the origin of power? The answer is tha...
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Guest — Norman Richardson
That's all well and good but what is to be done about it?
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:35
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Bismarck's Ghost

The spectre of Charlemagne (Karl der Große) has tantalised demagogues in the western part of Eurasia for centuries. The dream of recreating his short-lived empire has cost countless millions of lives. European history is littered with the shades of failed empires. The result of personal egos, they were bound to fail when the egos dimmed. The latest...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
the EU will go the same way all regimes go like the 3rd reich or the USSR it will not survive eutruth.org.uk
Monday, 26 November 2018 18:09
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The New Imperialists

Bright blue flags with the circle of yellow stars, hoisted with the hubris of progressive post-nationalism. The colours don't seem quite right, do they? In London, foreign tourists flock to our historic buildings, where the theme is red, white and royal blue. However, stand across the road from the Remain vigil at Westminster, defiantly waving your...
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Guest — James Daniels
Nationalism is simply the desire to live in accordance with ones own idiosyncratic customs and traditions in one's own territory. ... Read More
Friday, 23 November 2018 08:47
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Economic Impact of UK Trade with the EU and Non EU Countries 2000 - 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY by Roger Kendrick As the negotiations with the EU approach the October 2018 decision point, the Chequers proposals are being promoted on the generally accepted premise that the UK economy, and manufacturing industry in particular, has benefited from access to the Single Market. For this contention to be valid, the UK economy ...
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It’s time to call the Irish bluff

Amidst the political fallout in the UK following the government's controversial draft Brexit deal, an equally important development in Ireland went relatively unnoticed. During the ruling Fine Gael party's annual conference, foreign minister Simon Coveney confirmed that Ireland has no plans to prepare infrastructure for a hard border with the UK, e...
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Guest — Baz
Simple answer:- Republic of Ireland leave the EU and join with the British Isles and continue with existing arrangements (No borde... Read More
Thursday, 22 November 2018 15:36
Guest — Adam Hiley
there shouldn't be any ill between Britain and the Irish people it is the EU Irish and British Europhiles who put their wretched p... Read More
Friday, 23 November 2018 13:30
Guest — David
Insightful and full of strength. Thank you. ??
Saturday, 24 November 2018 06:20
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Operation Killing Brexit

A calculated campaign is underway to effectively nullify the 2016 referendum and keep the United Kingdom in the European Union for the foreseeable future. The latest development in this ongoing saga is the attempt by the Prime Minister to extend the transition period bringing it closer to the next General Election in 2022. We all remember that duri...
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Guest — Jacq
Boris Johnson was a dead loss as Mayor of London, only being elected twice because his opponent, Ken Livingstone, was arrogant and... Read More
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:40
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THE ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE FOR A NO-DEAL BREXIT

Any sort of trade deal with the EU is bound to result in economic meltdown. Here's how and why.  Author: John Poynton This graph shows our Balance of Payments Current Account – in effect our national profit and loss account, comprising mainly but not exclusively of trade – split into two separate components; our trade with the EU (the red line...
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Guest — Steve
Where is the Quantitive easing graph referred at the start of paragraph four under 'So does a trade deficit with the EU matter?'.... Read More
Friday, 23 November 2018 09:39
John Poynton
Trying to get this fixed. Will also post the original leaflet on my own blog later today.
Friday, 23 November 2018 12:54
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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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Guest — j silver
This is all true but 1 million British Citizens were denied a vote in the referendum and arguably they will be the first and the m... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 14:12
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“We Won’t Get Fooled Again”

"Smile and grin at the change all around. Pick up my guitar and play….just like yesterday. Then I'll get on my knees and pray… we won't get fooled again" The Who (1971) "We Won't Get Fooled Again", from "Who's Next?" On 10th November I had the good fortune to attend the 'Brexit or Bust' Bruges Group Conference in London. There were some very good p...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
Yesterday was the 28th anniversary of the ousting of one of Our greatest Leaders Margaret Thatcher, lets also make it the end of ... Read More
Friday, 23 November 2018 13:23
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Perspectives on Reforming the European Union

A paper for the ECR Group of the European Parliament Brussels, Belgium by Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch This commissioned paper for the ECR Group considers perspectives on European Union reform. It starts with the Treaty of Rome and considers the basis and foundation for cooperation. It then inspects the nature and challenge of reform at this time...
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The Draft Withdrawal Agreement: an analysis

Analysis of Theresa May's Brexit proposal.  Can the UK claim to be an independent state? Introduction The current draft of the agreement "on Withdrawal of the UK from the EU and EURATOM" (the "Agreement") can be found here... https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/draft-agreement-withdrawal-united-kingdom-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-euro...
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Guest — John Hennessey
This is absurd, what exactly did she 'negotiate'?
Friday, 16 November 2018 11:13
Ariane Loening
The EU has regarded the United Kingdom as a 'third country' since July 19th with its publication of COM (2018) 556 Final Document.... Read More
Sunday, 18 November 2018 14:50
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Lest We Forget

For centuries, wool was the mainstay of our economy; so vital that Edward III ordered his Lord Chancellor to sit on the woolsack. Export of raw wool financed trade and new towns. Flemish and Huguenot weavers fleeing European persecution added their skills. By the 16th century, English cloth dominated European markets. It provided the trade good use...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
get rid of Theresa May now how dare She try and con us with Her checkers trick We now must simply leave both the EU & ECHR immedia... Read More
Saturday, 17 November 2018 18:26
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It’s not a People’s Vote we need – it’s a People’s Revolt

If - and that's a big if - there were a parliamentary decision in favour of a fresh referendum on the EU, how should the Leave majority respond? Let's ask recalcitrant Remainers to put themselves in our shoes. What incentive would there be to vote again? What faith could Leavers have in the system, if they overcame the odds stacked against them for...
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Guest — James Bowen
"The 2016 vote was very close, Remainers say. But you cannot change the rules after the match was played." The referendum was advi... Read More
Monday, 12 November 2018 12:26
Guest — Dr Niall McCrae
No point in a 'people's vote' then....
Monday, 12 November 2018 14:50
Guest — Ed
It was only close if you look at the percentages. In actual votes (which is what matters) the difference was 1 269 501 votes whic... Read More
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:04
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