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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

  • A Brexit that will work for nobody

    “Brexit means Brexit,” Theresa May famously said on a number of occasions last year, “And I intend it to work for everybody.”  With the half-way point between the referendum vote and Brexit day looming next month, current pronouncements from the Government suggest that on the contrary, we could end up...
  • The British fishing industry – the present situation

    The British fishing industry faces a worrying future, as it is not clear what will happen post-Brexit. However, even before we leave the EU, next year could see many vessels put out of business, losing the very people we need to rebuild the fleet and infrastructure once we leave the...
  • An Irish version of Tony Blair?

    This letter, which originally appeared in the Southern Star, a local newspaper covering the western part of Co. Cork in Ireland, was spotted by our Chairman, who considered it to be well worth reproducing. SIR – John Bruton, former Taoiseach, appears to see himself as the Irish version of Tony...
  • May admits coastal communities will be lost in transition

    A press release from Fishing for leave At PMQs yesterday (Wed 11th Oct.) Theresa May finally let the mask slip when asked a question on whether Britain would still be locked into the disastrous Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) during a transition. Before the House of Commons the PM stated that...
  • No deal is looking increasingly likely

    There was something of a storm in a teacup in the House of Commons on Monday. The Conservative backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg asked the Prime Minister for an assurance that the European Court of Justice’s writ will not run in the UK after March 29th 2019. Mrs May didn’t oblige. She replied...

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • 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...
  • 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. Leavers of London meet-up

    October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Deal or no deal – Bruges Group conference

    November 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  3. Deal or no Deal – what are the options?

    November 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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