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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 and were actively involved in the 2016 referendum campaign. Although we are delighted with the result and the subsequent beginning of the withdrawal procedure, we believe we need to keep campaigning until our full withdrawal is achieved. 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.

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  • Fishing:- Template letter to MPs

    A number of our members and supporters have been in touch after signing the petition to stop the Common Fisheries Policy being adopted into UK law post-Brexit. They have received a reply from the government e-petitions site which includes the following:- A group of MPs called the Environment, Food and...
  • Straws in the wind

    Apart from signs of possible movement in the stalled negotiations with the EU on trade, events are beginning to push into reality those matters which have previously been merely the subject of rhetoric and speculation. Whatever plans the government has, it will have to start giving practical information to businesses...
  • The divorce Bill to the electorate

    This letter, written by CIB Committee member Michael McGough, appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 22nd November 2017. SIR – I hope that the Prime Minister and her team will be able to justify any “divorce bill” paid to the EU. Sums must not be plucked from the air, but fully justified...
  • The latest Futurus briefing paper – the financial settlement with the EU

    CIB Committee member Anthony Scholefield has published his latest briefing paper entitled The financial settlement with the EU. This is a most timely contribution to the very topical debate about the Brexit divorce settlement. The paper takes as its starting point an earlier analysis by Institute of Chartered Accountants of...
  • UK avoids military merger this time, but risks remain

    Our colleagues in Veterans for Britain have produced a briefing paper on the ongoing risks of being sucked into EU military integration. You can access this briefing paper by clicking on this link. VfB has summarised last week’s decision not to sign up to PESCO as follows:- The UK dramatically...

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  • Special offer:- Fishing for Leave embroidered shirts and tops

    Would anyone like either a shirt for going to meetings or a grey top for day to day embroidered with the Fishing for Leave Logo? The shirts are a small name and logo on the front breast. The tops the same but with a larger embroidered logo on the back....
  • The human cost of the Single Currency

    The chart below is  a powerful rebuttal of the so-called blessings of being part of the EU – and the single currency in particular. Germany is doing very nicely from the €uro, but the human cost of the single currency in other countries is immense. Two in five young people...
  • Sir Teddy Taylor RIP

    Sir Teddy Taylor shares with a number of colleagues – and with the Campaign for Independent Britain – the rare distinction of having campaigned against British membership of the then Common Market even before the UK joined in 1973. He was one of the first politicians of any party to...
  • Now available: new fisheries booklet “Seizing the moment”

    Following on from our earlier booklet by John Ashworth,  The Betrayal of Britain’s Fishing, the Campaign for an Independent Britain is pleased to announce that a further booklet on the subject of fisheries is now available. Seizing the Moment, also written by John, evaluates the options for UK fisheries following...
  • 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...

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We still have quantities of our leaflets available and even though the referendum is now over, we are still happy to provide you with copies if you can find good homes for them! For a full list of what is available, please click here . Alternatively, you are welcome to download them as pdfs.
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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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