A cross party organisation for United Kingdom free from the EU. Founded in 1969

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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

  • Rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated…

    Transition periods are always frustrating, but sometimes they are necessary. We would like to thank all of our supporters and readers for their patience while we got the CIB website up and running again following John Petley’s departure as Operations Manager. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch...
  • Remoaners use ridicule to try to reach the ‘yoof’ vote.

        It is interesting that most of the marchers on 23 June seemed to be of the older generation! Open Britain claimed 170,000 supporters for their People’s Vote petition – 1% of the actual Leave vote. It wasn’t on the government website with independent verification, and the petition webpage...
  • Could a referendum be forced upon us?

    Q: Just say it is late 2018. Britain and the EU have just agreed a Withdrawal Agreement (WA) with us largely under EU control until 2021, losing existing voting power. The future relationship declaration is non-committal. Would there be a second referendum?     Sacked minister Justine Greening wants a...
  • Thanks to our Operations manager as he leaves CIB’s service

    John Petley After four years’ service, John is standing down as Operations Manager for CIB. We thank him for his work which has made this website an interesting, classified library of high quality topical  articles on matters relating to our country’s attainment of independence, a useful reference for activists. John...
  • The hounding of Kate Hoey MP

    A Principled Independence Campaigner under attack from her own party. Kate Hoey gave us an inspirational speech at our CIB rally of 2016, a little more than a month before the referendum  So it is sad to report that her Vauxhall constituency Labour party passed a vote of no confidence...

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Brexit Reset – New pamphlet available for downloading

    Our latest pamphlet, BREXIT RESET has been sent to  all MPs. We are also sending BREXIT RESET to the Lords and members of the devolved assemblies. The pamphlet calls on the government to abandon the “vassal state”  transitional arrangement proposed by the EU and suggests an available, working   alternative which...
  • Support Fishing for Leave’s protests – details, dates and venues (updated 4th June)

    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. ** A PROVISIONAL DATE OF JUNE 16th...
  • 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,...

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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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