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Until August 2005, Britain in Europe was the main "British "pro-European "pressure group. Despite connections to "Labour and the "Liberal Democrats, it was a cross-party organisation with supporters from many different political backgrounds. Initially founded to campaign for a “Yes” vote for the "euro, it then progressed to support a “Yes” vote for the referendum on the "Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe.
The organisation was launched in 1999 by "Tony Blair, "Gordon Brown, "Kenneth Clarke, "Michael Heseltine and "Charles Kennedy. In 2003, the organisation formally linked itself with the "Brussels-based, pro-European, international organisation "European Movement.
A successor pro-EU campaign, founded in 2012, is "British Influence.
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The organisation disclosed the names of individuals and companies from which it received donations of more than £5,000, in line with the requirements of the Political Parties Act, although it was not a political party and was not obliged to do so.