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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

  • Boris and the Great Escape

    There is an old joke about the Foreign Office. A tourist visiting London approaches a policeman in Whitehall. “Excuse me,” says the tourist. “Where is the Ministry of Defence?” The policeman points along Whitehall. “It’s over there, on the right.” “Thank you,” says the tourist. “And where is the Treasury?”...
  • The Foreign Secretary has a point

    Germans often complain about the continued use of World War II imagery by some people in the UK. Yesterday, however, it was a Belgian, Guy Verhofstadt, who took exception to Boris Johnson’s warning to France’s president, François Hollande, not to respond to Brexit by trying to “administer punishment beatings” in...
  • What we now know and what we don’t know

    Mrs May has finally delivered he much-awaited speech setting out her Brexit plans. So what do we know? We know that she has set herself a very ambitious timetable if she is to secure a deal within the two-year timescale stipulated by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, especially as...
  • Will she? Won’t she?

    Sections of the press have spent huge amounts of time trying to second-guess Mrs May’s Brexit plan. At last, it seems, instead of speculation we will finally have some detail. The Prime Minister will be making a speech tomorrow which will put some flesh on her oft-repeated phrase that “Brexit...
  • My old teacher is spinning in his grave

    I read an article in Nature journal yesterday. Now, I don’t want you to run away with the idea that I spend my time browsing the academic scientific literature. I don’t. I prefer history. No, this article was pointed out to me by a scientist friend who was apoplectic about...

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Some holiday reading – free of charge!

    With the festive season approaching, readers with a bit of time on their hands may like to download some recently published papers, articles and newsletters. If you do not subscribe to the Euro Realist bulletins, here is December’s issue, which contains some interesting pieces. Anthony Scholefield of the Futurus Think...
  • Tell your MP to vote for Brexit

    Today, the Supreme Court will begin considering the Government’s appeal against the decision by the High Court that Parliament should have a vote on the triggering of Article 50. The final verdict may not be announced until the New Year. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some 80 MPs, including most of...
  • 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...

Forthcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. People’s Charter pro-Brexit rally

    January 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
  2. Making Brexit Work – what Brexit will look like

    February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Advance notice – CIB Annual Rally 29th April

    April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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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