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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.


Please peruse our articles on Taxation:

  • Friday, 23 June 2017
    Brexit: the end to austerity
  • Saturday, 17 December 2016
    Brexit: UK now able to tackle tax havens
  • Saturday, 03 December 2016
    EU tax law creating £55 billion black hole in UK finances
  • Wednesday, 09 November 2016
    Tax Reform - Post-Brexit
  • Thursday, 28 November 2013
    Everything you wanted to know about the EU
    But were afraid to ask Robert Oulds  With a Referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU now firmly on the cards it is time for an open, accessible and accurate book about the EU that...
  • Wednesday, 03 November 2010
    A Cost Too Far
    David Cameron’s acquiescence to the EU, or, We Told You So Robert Oulds  The drive for an expanded, better funded and more centralised EU continues. So no change there: the EU is...
  • Monday, 08 December 2008
    Taxpayers to lose £9.7 billion
    EU court ruling shames Ken Clarke British taxpayers will lose at least £9.7 billion due to rulings by the European Court of Justice. Commentators on the HSBC SDRT case have suggested that...
  • Wednesday, 19 November 2008
    How much does the European Union cost Britain? 2008
    £106,117 Per Minute Scandal Gerard Batten MEP    The price of the combined direct and indirect expenses of EU membership in 2008 costs Britain £55.775 billion. Set out in...
  • Wednesday, 15 October 2008
    Costly, Complex and Counterproductive: The Case Against a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
    Corporate Tax Threat to the Economy Damon Lambert How proposed changes to corporation tax will damage the UK economy by reducing GDP by £73 billion and cutting future investment in Britain...
  • Thursday, 30 August 2007
    How much does the European Union cost Britain? 2007
    EU costing Britain £60.1 billion per year Gerard Batten MEP Gordon Brown's Government is handing-over billions of pounds of taxpayers' money to the EU.The combined direct and indirect...
  • Wednesday, 30 May 2007
    How much does the European Union cost Britain? 2006
    How can we afford to stay in Gerard Batten MEP  "The question should not be whether we can afford to leave but how can we afford to stay in." By 2007 the combined direct and indirect costs...
  • Saturday, 18 November 2006
    Bruges Group Conference
    A brighter future Christopher Booker Barry Legg John Midgley THE SPEECHES WHY BRITAIN MUST LEAVE THE EU A NEW POLICY AGENDA FOR BRITAIN OUT OF THE EU INTO THE WORLD The EU: A Denial of...
  • Thursday, 06 April 2006
    Another Hole in British Tax Sovereignty
    EU Advocate General's decision to cost the UK £7 BILLION in lost tax revenue Press Release from For Immediate Release On Thursday, 6th April 2006 the Advocate General...
  • Tuesday, 13 December 2005
    The Marks and Spencer Case: EU forces changes to British tax law
    Taxation without representation Robert Oulds Press Release For Immediate Release EU forces changes to British tax law THE MARKS & SPENCER CASEThe European Court of Justice and...
  • Saturday, 19 November 2005
    Conference: Integration marching on
    Ignoring the French Non and the Dutch Nee the EU takes more powers Christopher Booker Dr Ruth Lea CBE Professor Ken Minogue       Speech by John...
  • Tuesday, 04 October 2005
    Fringe Meeting: The Conservative Party, Where Next?
    Visions for the future The Rt Hon. John Redwood MP Events from The Conservative Party Where Next?   12:45 - 2:15pmConservative Party Fringe MeetingTuesday, 4th October...
  • Monday, 11 April 2005
    Marks & Spencer and tax harmonisation - The Advocate General's Opinion
    Paying the grocery bill Damon Lambert Contents: Introduction Background Critique of the Opinion Conclusion Introduction Thursday, 7th April 2005 saw the publication of the Advocate...
  • Monday, 23 August 2004
    Time for a new tax agenda
    The EU and high taxation Damon Lambert Despite the so-called red line that taxation is a Member-State issue, there have been several moves recently towards a fiscal straitjacket for EU...
  • Tuesday, 13 July 2004
    Will the EU's Constitution Rescue its Currency?
    EU Constitution Briefing Paper # 06 Professor Tim Congdon The fundamental constitutional question raised by the single European currency has always been, "can monetary union work without...
  • Wednesday, 05 May 2004
    Wednesday, 5th May 2004
    The European Union - an Unionist/Ulster perspective and Tax harmonisation and EU Competition policy  THE SPEAKERS Jeffrey Donaldson, MP, MLA - Democratic Unionist MP for Lagan...
  • Monday, 08 December 2003
    Its the economy, stupid Robert Oulds TONY BLAIR has announced that the EU Constitution will not mean a single tax rate for the European Union and that the Charter of Fundamental Rights will not...
  • Thursday, 30 January 2003
    Tax Harmonisation Damon Lambert  States are meant to have responsibility for direct taxation, i.e. income and corporation tax. The founding Treaty of what has become the European Union,...
  • Thursday, 10 December 1998
    The devastating consequences of Euro membership on Britain's independent fiscal policy Jonathan Collett As Britain watches the birth of the Euro and euro-integrationists advocate Britain joining...

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Chairman: Barry Legg
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Founder President :
The Rt Hon. the Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven LG, OM, FRS 
Vice-President : The Rt Hon. the Lord Lamont of Lerwick,
Chairman: Barry Legg
Director : Robert Oulds MA, FRSA
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