The British Influence Scorecard is an annual assessment of how successful Britain’s government has been in its stated policy objectives within the EU, sector by sector, grading each policy area amber, green or red and comparing each with the score we allocated for the previous year

    Europhobes depict the UK as isolated and ganged up upon in Brussels. Defeat to them is better than victory in their cause of turning the British against Europe. This is utterly wrong and defeatist. Our independent panel’s audit shows, for the second year running, that Britain is very successful in pursuing its policy goals at EU level and does best in areas where it negotiates constructively with its many allies. The trouble is that the patriotic British people know nothing about our successes because our leaders completely fail to tell them. This has got to stop.

    Peter Wilding, Director













    In 2014 British Influence set out to discover whether Britain is a leader or a loser in Europe - it found the UK “on track” to win up to 90% of its policy goals. Compiled by a distinguished cross-party panel of experts and launched in January 2014 in the House of Commons the report reveals that the UK remains a big power in Europe. Covering the policies examined in the Government’s Balance of Competences Review, the report shows that Britain was successful in 2013 in 18 areas, did well in 20 more and was losing only in four. However, contrary to the report’s findings, polling from YouGov revealed that people think Britain is a loser in Europe.

    Peter Wilding, Director