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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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  • Mrs May’s flimsy free trade agreement with the EU

    If and when Mrs May, Mr Davis and the Department for (not) Exiting the European Union eventually  finalise a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), it could potentially render the UK somewhat powerless against EU hegemony.  It will most certainly not be “taking back control” in any...
  • A rare piece of honesty – but bad news

    When you are running a very long term campaign, it is surprising where the breaks come from, no more so than this written question from Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland. Mr Alistair Carmichael: [135549] To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,...
  • The Customs Union – stupidity or sabotage?

    Regular readers of this blog will know without a shadow of doubt that there is nothing to be gained by remaining in the EU’s Customs Union. Well, dear readers, you can pat yourselves on the back for you are clearly much wiser than 348 members of the Upper Chamber of...
  • A deep and special fantasy world

    Following the return of MPs to Parliament after the Easter Recess, their responses to recent Brexit developments will be closely watched. The lack of anger from Tory MPs thus far has been disappointing. The surrender on fishing in the draft transitional agreement has greatly upset the fishing community. It poses...
  • The EAW is unconstitutional. Here is how it can be struck down

    © by Torquil Dick-Erikson, 04/04/2018 Not just EAW arrests are unconstitutional, but so are all arrests made on no evidence. This is the chief difference between an arrest made on a domestic arrest warrant and an arrest made on a European Arrest Warrant. A domestic arrest warrant must be backed...

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  • Support Fishing for Leave’s protests – details, dates and venues (will be updated regularly)

    Fishing for Leave is staging mass protests with fishermen in ports nationwide against the Transition deal that will see the UK obeying all EU law including the hated Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The demonstrations will be joined by top Tory MPs and Brexiteers. ** FOLLOWING APRIL 8th’s PROTESTS, FURTHER SUCH...
  • Fishing – Keep up the pressure!

    Most readers will have head about Fishing for Leave’s demonstration against the surrender of our fishing industry outside Parliament yesterday. Although a much smaller scale event than the flotilla of fishing boats which sailed down the Thames in June 2016, a valid point was made. Growing Parliamentary opposition to the...
  • RIP Sir Richard Body

    This tribute first appeared on Brexit Central and is reproduced with permission. The death has been announced at the age of 90 of Sir Richard Body, Conservative MP for Billericay between 1955 and 1959 and then Holland with Boston (later Boston and Skegness) between 1966 and 2001. He was a...
  • Please sign this petition on defence

    Ensure the UK leaves all EU defence rules, policies and structures on 29/03/19. Please sign this petition and pass on to all your friends. 10,000 signatures are needed to force the government to reply. Since November 2016, the UK has joined all parts of the EU’s “defence union” except one,...
  • The European Arrest Warrant – an expert’s opinion

    We have frequently emphasized the importance of ending our participation in the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) if Brexit is truly to mean Brexit. Jonathan Fisher QC produced this comprehensive summary of  the EAW in 2014, when Parliament was debating whether to opt back in to 35 criminal justice measures contained...

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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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