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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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  • More holiday homework – further suggested reading

    This piece may come from the European Commission, but it is very clearly written and shows how much more on the ball the EU has been regarding Brexit than our government. It is well worth reading. As the Government Brexit White Paper (otherwise known as the Chequers plan) will shortly...
  • Holiday homework – suggested reading

    So much of the information around the Brexit debate is highly partial and skewed to one agenda or another, as politicians, media folk and journalists ride their hobby horses fiercely in all directions, often to tight deadlines which preclude calm thought and deep research. So it is refreshing to have a...
  • Confusion and chaos

    The Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames said recently that he didn’t think that in all his 35 years as an MP he had “ever known such a truly unpleasant and deeply uncertain time in the house” following the publication of the Government’s Brexit white paper. Michael Fabricant, the author of...
  • Can anyone engineer such a shambles by accident?

    On this website, you can read two assessments of the Government’s Brexit White Paper. Nigel Moore, one of our regular contributors, calls it “unworkable, risky thinking“, saying that it is highly unlikely that the EU will agree to it as it violates so many principles of the Single Market.  ...
  • Brexit White Paper July 2018 fails to deliver frictionless trade

    Unworkable, risky wishful thinking on frictionless Single Market trade The Government’s recent White Paper entitled The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union is unworkable, risky wishful thinking as far as frictionless trade with the Single Market (and wider European Economic Area, EEA) is concerned. The White...

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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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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