The Bruges Group Analyzes Just Who Remain MPs Are

MP Watch
The most vulnerable remain backing MPs

408 of the UK’s 650 constituencies voted leave on 23rd June 2016. That is nearly 2/3 of all Parliamentary constituencies in the UK voting to leave. In 388 constituencies the leave vote exceeded the vote for the sitting MP. This analysis shows which of the MPs that opposed Leave in the referendum are the most vulnerable if they oppose, or seek to water down, Brexit.


Click here for the MP league table and vulnerability analysis

The Bruges Group: Why Brexit Should Be Accompanied by Irexit (Ireland exit)

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Ireland’s political Establishment is only now realising that Brexit really does mean Brexit and that the case for an accompanying Irexit is overwhelming. Irish opinion is likely to move in this direction over the coming two years and UK policy-makers should encourage that.

Dr Anthony Coughlan, 22nd February 2017

Read full article and research: HERE

The Bruges Group: Support the EU Withdrawal Bill

Lobby the House of Lords
The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the EU and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised European state.

Take part in the campaign to make sure Brexit is not blocked

Please ask the members of the House of Lords not to oppose, nor water down, Brexit.

Email them to support the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. Petition the Peers to respect the referendum result and vote the right way.

Ask the Lords to support the withdrawal bill and allow Article 50 to be invoked without any amendments that would breach the will of the people, as expressed in the referendum. The members of the Lords should not seek to place conditions on our exit, nor should they cause delays.

The referendum of 23rd June 2016 must be the final say on this issue, the UK should leave the European Union. This will allow for the mandate set by the referendum to be fulfilled.

The EU should not be led to believe that the UK will settle for anything less than a full exit from the European Union.

The Members of the House of Lords, having approved the referendum, should keep faith with the result. Ask them to pass the Article 50 European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill through the House of Lords without opposing it, or seeking to water down Brexit.

We are confident that the UK will thrive outside of the EU.

Click here to email individual members of the Lords
This will send an email to your chosen Peer, or Bishop, concerning the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

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The Bruges Group: What it will look like

How leaving the EU and the Single Market can be made to work for Britain

This report explains how:

  • There is no such thing as a truly ‘Hard Brexit’ – but there are significant obstacles.
  • A UK-EU trade agreement, focused on tariff reduction and clearing customs, could take just 18 months to complete.
  • The UK’s bargaining position is stronger than many commentators believe.

This report deals with the top ten issues of withdrawal from the EU. Brexit negotiators can draw on the findings of this new Bruges Group study which sets out a bold vision for Brexit and how exiting the EU, and even the single market and the customs union, can be made to work.
Read brochure: HERE

The trade issues which must be solved by David Davis’ Brexit Department

thebrugesgroup_150Any withdrawal agreement must look at these issues and find practical solutions to make sure that goods enter the EU as seamlessly as possible.

Brexit negotiations must aim to prevent the complexities of trade slowing the free flow of goods after Britain leaves the EU. Any withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK, must look at these complexities and find practical solutions to make sure that trade enters the EU as seamlessly as possible.

Read full analysis: HERE

The Bruges Group: Failing to Hold Back the Incoming Tide

The Bruges Group Incoming tideThe Bruges Group 1st June 2016

How EU law has supremacy over national law and why attempts at reform will never succeed.

The revolutionary nature of what the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has achieved in establishing EU legal supremacy cannot be overstated. The story of the emergence of the supremacy of EU law is a story of audacious expansion of legal authority enabling the CJEU, in the words of the scholar Karen Alter, to effectively become the ‘master of the Treaties’. The CJEU has become ‘master’ by awarding itself considerable latitude over the interpretation of the Treaties and the balance of competences between Member States and the EU. However, it has not done this entirely on its own. At different times the acquiescence of the Member States has been vital.

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The UK’s liabilities to the financial mechanisms of the European Union

 Independent research, commissioned by the Bruges Group from acknowledged expert in this field Bob Lyddon, shows that the true extent of the UK’s potential exposure to the European Investment Bank (EIB), European Central Bank (ECB) and EFSM (European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism) is over £80 billion. If the crisis in the Eurozone continues this already high figure could increase massively.

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The Bruges Group: Campaign Leaflets

thebrugesgroup_150Leaflets: Campaign literature

EU Crisis – the need for hope and change
You do not get change by voting ‘yes sir, yes sir’.
BSE (Britain Stronger in Europe) want us to believe the EU is about working together. But what is the EU’s real story?
The EU puts politics before people. We cannot remain on this course. Voting to Remain will be to give political cover to the real EU and support Brussels and Frankfurt taking more control over peoples’ lives.
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The EU Funding Trick
Remain activists tell us that the EU funds all kinds of schemes. They don’t admit that this was taken out of our pockets in the first place – and they would have us believe that our money is spent on wiser things than we would select ourselves. This is as much an affront to democracy as it is to common sense. There is no such thing as EU money… there is only taxpayers’ money.
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For Family Businesses
A vote to leave will give us more say over our economy. It is an opportunity to have; fair taxation, end big business tax avoidance by restoring national control, have a level playing field for small and medium sized businesses, policies which bolster small businesses, support for entrepreneurship, accountable British people helping to make the regulations, not a faceless bureaucrat in Brussels, and global trading with better opportunities to open up new markets.
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How the EU keeps you poor
According to the Bank of England, low-skilled migration and a reluctance to invest have been cited by a leading Bank of England official as possible factors depressing wage growth and harming Britain’s productivity. Stuart Rose, who was Executive Chairman of Marks & Spencer, speaking to MPs suggested that the wages of low skilled workers could rise in the event of Britain leaving the EU. According to the former M&S boss, if there were restrictions on EU migrants then “the price of labour will, frankly, go up”. Pay will go up if we leave the EU.
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EU Militarisation: A Dangerous Future
According to Colonel Richard Kemp Britain would be forced to join an EU army within five to 10 years if people vote to Remain in the EU. “An EU army is inevitable. As the EU has declared, it is moving to ever closer union, it intends to become a fully fledged superstate. That’s the plan.” There are already EU Military Staff, the European Union Force (EUFOR), Eurocorps, the European Gendarmerie Force, European Maritime Force and the EU Battlegroups, the EU’s emerging army.
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The EU and poverty briefing
Immigration makes it harder to attend a good university, obtain a well-paid job, and secure affordable living accommodation. Depopulating Central, Southern and Eastern Europe of working age people is actually a lose/lose for them, as well as for Britain, as they do not have the chance to build-up their own country’s economy.
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These leaflets and briefings give you, the activist, the arguments that can help you win over the undecided. They can be delivered, for use on street stalls and as back-up information when discussing the topic with a voter. They can also be used to deliver a presentation on key issues.