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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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    UK gives up EU presidency as IMF rows back on recession fears

    Prime Minister Theresa May has  made it clear that she will not be rushing to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin the process of taking the UK out of the EU. “I do not under-estimate the challenge of negotiating our exit from the European Union and I...
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    Brexit: the good and the not-so-good

    As Harold Wilson reputedly said, one week is a long time in politics. Certainly last week, during which your regular scribe has been on holiday, has been particularly eventful. The country has a acquired new Prime Minister without the need for any vote by Conservative Party members. Andrea Leadsom’s decision...

    Chairman’s Statement 11th July 2016

    Since the referendum result, we have been holding informal discussions with friends and allies from left to right of the political spectrum about the best way to keep pressure on the government to deliver its BREXIT promise. In the midst of such discussions on 11th July, we heard that that...
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    David Cameron: what changed him from Eurosceptic to Europhile?

    A letter from Dave Barnby to the Witney Gazette, which covers the bulk of David Cameron’s Oxfordshire constituency I had asked David Cameron, through the Witney Gazette letters page, a couple of time this year what prompted him to change from Eurosceptic to Europhile (an unusual direction of travel) after...
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    Nostradamus lives! Anthony Scholefield’s projections and the actual result

    On 26 March, I circulated a paper entitled ‘Projection of EU Referendum Vote’ in which I forecast how all the major political party supporters would divide up between Leave and Remain, based on an ORB poll around that time. I concluded “Opinion is now solidifying … For these reasons, I...


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    Leaflets and booklets – update

    With the referendum now behind us, our stocks of leaflets and booklets have been run down. 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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    Donations – Announcement

    CIB Ltd registered as a campaigner in the EU Referendum with the Electoral Commission on the 29th February this year. This enables us to spend more than £10,000 during the regulated referendum period of the 15th April to the 23rd June. The pre -eferendum period rules demand that we keep...
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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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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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