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Our blogs represent the thoughts of their authors and not necessarily of the Conservative Group for Europe, therefore we welcome a variety of pro-European opinions and a lively debate.


YCGE attends EDS Study Mission in Cyprus

An Island with a deep and long history, host to civilizations from the Phoenicians onwards; oozing with natural beauty and a rich culture, Cyprus is a jewel in the Mediterranean. Yet it is Europe’s last divided nation as well.

'We need to leave one way or the other...' by Martin Smith

What an interesting interview Geoffrey Cox gave the other day, similar to a recent one from Michael Fabricant. Effectively, he said, we just need to leave. The terms don’t matter. It’s what people voted for, so let’s just honour the referendum and leave. Indeed.

‘No deal’ – are the people right? by Richard Barfield

The Commons vote on 29 March that rejected the Withdrawal Agreement increased the likelihood of the UK leaving the European Union on 12 April with ‘no deal’.  Cabinet ministers have described the consequences of ‘no deal’ as catastrophic.

CGE at the March for a People's Vote

Following on from the overwhelming support for an Informed Vote by CGE members, we have been organising and taking part in a variety of initiatives.

YCGE International Policy Seminar

The Young Conservative Group for Europe was honored to host young leaders from all major Northern European (Nordic, Baltic and Irish) centre-right parties* for an International Policy Seminar in the United Kingdom. 

The reason why there must be a second referendum

On 15th January 2019, the House of Commons rejected the deal negotiated by the government for exiting the European Union, which should come into effect on 29th March. The United Kingdom is now in a situation of deep uncertainty with not knowing how the future will look like.

The Cost of Brexit

It is fair to say that Brexiters love Professor Patrick Minford.