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 Corpse Bride

Dr Lee Rotherham


The Conservative alliance with the European People’s Party has become a hot topic and a major debating point at all levels of the Party, from the prospective leaders to the very grassroots. MEPs themselves have been throwing accusations and counterclaims around via their extensive email lists of party activists. But who is right? This short paper by the Bruges Group lays bare the facts behind the Conservative Party's association with the EPP. The paper uncovers for the first time key details about how the Party finds itself today still with the group, and reveals the true behind-the-scenes story of a Eurosceptic alliance that almost was, and still even now is very much on the cards. Far from being a minor issue, the creation of a key new alliance will strengthen the hand of those on the continent who oppose their nation sinking into a federal EU

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