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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.


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    Jam tomorrow and non-tariff barriers

    Businesses have to abide by all manner of regulations. Many have come to us from the EU but are made elsewhere and are, to a greater or lesser extent global, with the EU merely acting as a conduit. For instance, your mobile phone continues to work when you cross borders...
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    Boaty McBoatface and the hypocrisy of Paul Flynn MP

    Someone had to say it sooner or later – the Boaty McBoatface saga shows that the public cannot be trusted to make a sensible choice so let’s override the Brexit vote. For the benefit of anyone unaware of this rather amusing story, it all began when the Natural Environment Research...
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    Could CETA go the same way as TTIP?

    Opposition to TTIP was not just confined to leave supporters in the UK. A petition of three million signatures from across the EU, all urging the EU not to continue with the controversial EU-US trade agreement, was handed in to Ceclia Malmström, the EU’s Trade Commissioner who contemptuously replied, “I...
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    Fisheries Part 8 – Devolution issues

    A good fisheries policy could be a means of binding the UK together, mitigating the worst aspects of devolution and maybe even hastening the decline of the Scottish nationalists. Before looking at the reasons why, for the benefit of any reader who has not been following this series, it is...
  • Betty Simmerson RIP

    Mrs Betty Simmerson has recently died aged 92 but will never be forgotten.  She and her husband, Reg, were among the first fighters against the United Kingdom joining the EEC and their consistent and active opposition heartened and inspired others to support the fight and to join it.  When Reg...


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    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...
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    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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    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...
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    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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    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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  1. What Brexit Means – a bright future

    November 5 @ 10:30 am - 6:15 pm
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    November 11 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Brexit: Where next on immigration

    November 30 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 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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