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Bruges Group to hold Waterloo Day Meeting

The Bruges Group holds Waterloo Day Meeting this Wednesday, 18 June, 7 pm, at the Foreign Press Association, 11 Carlton House Terrace, a short gallop from Trafalgar Square.

Lord Willoughby de Broke will speak about the EU and the House of Lords; Gerry Frost will speak about Euroscepticism and why it has failed.

We hope the discussion that follows will focus on the next battle against the EU after the gallant Irish victory.

Tolstoy described the monstrosity of Napoleon's obsessive war-mongering in War and Peace. Napoleon organized death and destruction across Europe in order to create, as he put it, "the common fatherland" with "Paris as the capital of the world". We have a brief description of the resistance to his despotic plans here. It is appalling but not surprising that the undemocratic European Union has established the Napoleonic Code as its judicical system.

Stopping Napoleon at Waterloo on 18 June 1815 was, the Duke of Wellington is supposed to have remarked, "The nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life".


Lord Willoughby de Broke is a UK Independent Party member of the House of Lords. He is one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House after the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999. While he was in the Conservative Party he was a Vice-President of Conservatives Against a Federal Europe (CAFE).

 The Chairman of St Martin’s Theatre Company and an Honorary Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in 2006 he was elected Chairman of the Warwickshire Hunt. Lord Willoughby de Broke is a Deputy Lieutenant for Warwickshire and President of the Warwickshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. His political interests include Tibet, rural affairs and the EU.



Gerald Frost is a senior journalist, author and speechwriter who has written widely about domestic and international politics. He founded the Institute of European Defence and Strategic Studies in 1981, and was Director of the London-based Centre for Policy Studies from 1992 until 1995. He has edited more than 70 books and monographs, and has written widely in the international media. He is currently editor of the Eurosceptic magazine Eurofacts.

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