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Welcome to the Campaign for an Independent Britain. Our organisation was formed in 1969 as a cross-party coalition to oppose the UK’s entry into Common Market in 1973. Although we were unable to prevent this happening and did not succeed in reversing that decision in the 1975 referendum, we have continued to maintain that the UK should withdraw from what has now become the European Union. On this website, you will find not only much evidence to support our position but considerable analysis on how best to achieve a seamless withdrawal after being trapped for over 40 years in this mistaken political project. We are an umbrella group financed by members’ subscriptions and supporters' donations with an elected executive of up to 14 members, some of whom represent affiliated and associated eurosceptic organisations with which we work to obtain our common objective of regaining our freedom.

RECENT POSTS

  • “The tyranny of the majority” – really?

    The phrase “the tyranny of the majority” is one that has been bandied around a lot recently. Some might be tempted to simply shrug it off as another example of Remoaners doing a bit of moaning. But the phrase actually encapsulates a serious point about the limits of democracy in...
  • The Government will fail the first Brexit test by not scrapping the London Convention

    Release: Immediate   Words: 382 Contact: Alan Hastings – 07827 399 408 Fishing for Leave recently highlighted the immediate need for the government to denounce the London Convention. DexEU and DEFRA’s response that “in regard to historical access to waters, no decisions have yet been taken on the UK’s position”...
  • The Law of the Land and Alien Law – a summary of CIB’s meeting, 15th March

    On March 15th, the Campaign for an Independent Britain organised a meeting in the House of Lords to discuss the issue of alien legal systems in the UK. We would like to thank Lord Pearson of Rannoch for arranging the venue and also our two visiting speakers, Anne Marie Waters...
  • State of the Disunion as 60th anniversary celebrations approach

    No doubt there were huge sighs of relief in Brussels that fewer Dutch voters than expected supported Geert Wilders’ anti-establishment PVV in the country’s recent General Election and that the VVD (Liberal) party, led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte gained the most seats. A few days before the European Union’s...
  • Some helpful insights from the Freight Transport Association

    The really hard tasks will begin soon. Once Article 50 is triggered, the UK government will then have to negotiate a Brexit deal that will enable our trade with both the EU and the rest of the world to continue. As an example of how complex this might be, the...

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Support the Greek people – demonstration on March 25th

    If you are in London on Saturday March 25th, you are welcome to join us as we support our friends in EPAM, a Greek Eurosceptic organisation, who are demonstrating against the austerity imposed on their country. You can find full details of the event here. You may also wish to...
  • Leaflets and booklets – update

    With the referendum now behind us, we are no longer sending out large bulk orders. However, we still have some booklets and a few leaflets in stock if you would still like order copies. You can also download them as pdfs. Please see the leaflets and pamphlets pages of our...
  • Brexit the Move – watch it for free

    The Campaign for an Independent Britain was one of the sponsors of this film and it received only its second public showing at our AGM on 14th May. You can watch it for free here. So far, nearly 2.4 million people have watched it on line. Still worth mentioning to...
  • Flexcit downloads – update

    A revised version of the complete Flexcit document (now also called The Market Solution) can be uploaded here. An abridged version, consisting of only 48 pages – less than one eighth of the full version, has been produced. That can be downloaded here. Hard copies of the abridged version are...
  • The Betrayal of Britain’s Fishing – Booklet still available

    Readers who appreciated John Ashworth’s excellent series of articles on the Common Fisheries Policy will be delighted to know that the eight pieces he wrote for this website have been edited into a single booklet, which is now available free of charge (although any contributions would be greatly welcomed). If...

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7 Reasons to Leave the EU

It is not even really about the anti-democratic nature of having decisions made for you in Brussels. Today, for example, we learn that unelected and unaccountable Eurocrats want to prevent us from asking if those claiming benefits in Britain are entitled to them. No. The reason we need to quit the EU is even more elemental than all that.

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