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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The EU: A Crisis of Democracy and the Economy


Lars Seier Christensen
The Rt Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick
Professor David Myddelton

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Meeting

With the speakers; Lord Lamont, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Lars Seier Christensen, CEO and Founder of Saxo Bank, and Professor David Myddelton, Economist, author and IEA Chairman.


The Rt Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick
Norman Lamont is a politician, writer and company director. Lord Lamont was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Kingston-upon-Thames from 1972- 97, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990-93.

Lord Lamont is the Vice-President of the Bruges Group. Norman Lamont is the author of Sovereign Britain. There he outlines his desire that Britain be “a country free and independent, sovereign and wealthy, cut loose from the Utopian dreams of Brussels.”

Lord Lamont talked on the crisis of the euro and the eurozone.

Mr Lars Seier Christensen
Lars Christensen is the Founder and Chief Executive of Saxo Bank. Founded in Denmark as a brokerage firm known as Midas it obtained a banking licence in 2001 and changed its name to Saxo Bank. It is now one of the world’s leading investment banks and remains based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lars Christensen is known for engaging in debates on political issues and social affairs. He is a critic of both the EU’s economic policies and its undemocratic handing of power to an unaccountable technocratic elite.

Professor David Myddelton
David Myddelton is a chartered accountant with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has been Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Cranfield School of Management since 1972 (Emeritus since retiring in 2005). Since 2001 he has been Chairman of the Trustees of the Institute of Economic Affairs, a free market think-tank.

He has written a number of textbooks on accounting and finance; and he has written other books on Inflation Accounting, the British Tax System and Accounting Standards. His two latest books are; They Meant Well: Government Project Disasters and Margins of Error in Accounting. He’s also a prolific writer of letters to the newspapers, especially the Financial Times.