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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.

RECENT POSTS

  • Availability of goods: the latest government position paper

    The third Government Brexit position paper was published on 21st August and covers the complex subject of the continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK. One of the main priorities of the Brexit negotiations is to ensure that trade between the UK and the EU...
  • Government position paper – Confidentiality and access to document

    The second of two position papers to appear on Monday 21st August covers confidentiality and access to documents upon Brexit. Compared with trade and the Irish border, this may appear a somewhat esoteric issue. The DExEU website explains that this paper has been produced as a response to the EU’s...
  • The proposed alternative to the European Arrest Warrant is not satisfactory

    I am afraid that David Davis’s scheme for a new European Arrest Warrant is not at all satisfactory as it stands. Here is the essence of it: __________ Under the proposal a new “ad hoc” legal commission would replace the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which currently rules on extraditions....
  • A few thoughts on a future UK Defence policy post- Brexit

    People are asking a number of questions about UK defence policy, including its priorities, the amount of funding and if the approach is right for current and future needs. Some of the questions asked include:- Has defence spending been affected by the EU “White Elephant”virus, e.g. like huge nuclear power...
  • Ireland – The Second Government Brexit position paper

    No one wants to return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Even less does anyone, bar a few fanatics, want to return to the days of “the Troubles”. This much is obvious. Settling the issues relating to what will be the UK’s only land border...

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Trying to change the way we think

    This excellent piece by Christopher Booker has also been published in Derek Bennett’s Euro Realist newsletter and is reproduced with permission  It can be downloaded as a pdf here The metric system – love it or loathe it, this is the strange story of how it was imposed on Britain...

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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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