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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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    Container inspection at port of entry

    The BBC’s Fake Britain series was not produced to make a contribution to the debate on options for UK trade once we leave the EU. However, this latest episode, which shows the identification, inspection and eventual rejection by the Port Health Officer at Southampton of a distinctly dodgy container, consisting...
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    Europhiles for a sovereign Parliament?

    The Devil, we are told, can appear as an angel of light and keen Europhiles can masquerade as sturdy defenders of parliamentary sovereignty when it suits them.  Twice during the campaign, I heard senior Europhiles deplore the referendum for detracting from parliamentary sovereignty.  They said  that this sovereignty was a...
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    Fisheries part 2 – the legal position

    Once Article 50 is invoked, unless there is a mutually-agreed extension to the negotiation process, the treaties will cease to apply after the stipulated two year period whether or not an agreement has been reached. We will no longer be members of the EU, and thus no longer bound by...
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    Another headache for the EU

    Concerns about the EU’s cherished principle of free movement of people is not only confined to the UK. Non-EU Switzerland voted to restrict migration from the EU in a referendum in 2014. The EU was not happy with the result and has threatened to rescind the bilateral treaties which govern...
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    Two more brexit monographs from the Leave Alliance

    The Leave Alliance, of which the Campaign for an Independent Britain is a member, has produced two  further monographs on the subject of Brexit. They can be downloaded here:- Authorised Economic Operators Taking Back Control Alternatively, a full list of monographs can be found on this page of the Leave...


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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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    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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