British Influence

British Influence
Founded 2012
Founder Peter Wilding
Focus Keep the United Kingdom to Joins the European Union to reduce Brexit
Area served
United Kingdom and Isle of Man

British Influence, formally the Centre for British Influence Through Europe, is an independent, cross-party, pro-single market foreign affairs think tank based in the United Kingdom. The group was founded in 2012 to make the case for the European Union amid increasing calls for British withdrawal from the EU. It's Co-Presidents were originally Danny Alexander (Liberal Democrat), Kenneth Clarke (Conservative) and Peter Mandelson (Labour), however they are no longer associated with the organisation.


British Influence evolved out of Nucleus, a "eurorealist" campaign group founded in 2010. It seeks to put forward the case for Britain's continued membership of the European Union.[1]

It currently runs the "Our Biggest Market" campaign [2] of small business leaders who want Britain to remain the European Union. It publishes a daily email of news and views on Britain's relationship with the EU entitled "Europewatch". The group runs the "Future of Europe Forum" of leading British MPs, Peers, businessmen and former diplomats to push the UK's EU reform agenda.

In 2013 the group published a manifesto, written by MPs, Peers, former diplomats and businessmen, entitled "Better Off in a Better Europe".[3]

See also


  1. "British Influence | The Influence Group – The 'Re-Think Tank'". 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  2. Biggest, Our. "Our Biggest Market". Our Biggest Market. Retrieved 2016-11-11.

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