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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About Philip Vander Elst

Philip Vander Elst is a freelance author, journalist and lecturer, and a former editor of Freedom Today. He was a founder member of the Selsdon Group and worked on the staff of the Centre for Policy Studies and the Institute of Economic Affairs in the late 1970s. Over the last 30 years he has written widely on political, economic and philosophical subjects for papers in Britain and the United States, including the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, the Sunday Times, the Political Quarterly, Human Events, and the American Spectator. He is also a former officer of the Oxford Union Debating Society and has been a visiting lecturer at many American universities and colleges. He has been a writer and broadcaster on radio and television on both sides of the Atlantic. His many publications include Resisting Leviathan: the Case Against A European State (Claridge Press 1991); Idealism Without Illusions: a Foreign Policy for Freedom (Freedom Association 1989), Libertarianism: a Christian Critique (Christian Institute 2003), and C.S. Lewis: a short introduction (Continuum, 2005).


Please peruse some of his articles below:

Conservatives Against the Treaty of Rome, 1975

The Principles of British Foreign Policy