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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

  • Hold on to your hats!

    The terms proposed by the EU for a transitional deal, even if this had only lasted for 21 months, are totally unacceptable, as we have pointed out. Our fishing industry would be decimated. However, it seems that the government is now talking about this arrangement lasting more than 21 months....
  • The Beginning of the End for Britain’s Fishing?

    Fishermen’s Organisation Fishing for Leave highlight that the leaked (and soon after published) Government DRAFT TEXT FOR DISCUSSION: IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD detailing the Government position on the Transition deal show a deliberate effort to fashion Brexit in name only. The group accuses the government of engineering terms that fly in the...
  • Post-Brexit, the UK economy could flourish if it is innovation-led

    Recent economic predictions from the Treasury are probably grossly underestimating the potential positive benefits of Brexit, if only our government can seize the initiative.  After all, economists, especially those within the Civil Service don’t usually have extensive, if any, ‘hands on’ business experience. So how do they know the degree...
  • A transition will void all international agreements

    Press Release from Fishing for Leave, 20th February 2018 The implications of the transition should be of grave concern. What is proposed is not only an existential threat that could see our fishing industry culled, but a diplomatic and constitutional suicide pill the result of which would be an anathema...
  • Security – partnership but not participation

    Mrs May’s speech on security cooperation last Saturday was given in Munich, famous for the meeting between Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler in 1938 where an agreement was signed which Mr Chamberlain, on his return to the UK, would lead to “peace in our time”. His hopes were sadly shaken...

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • The European Arrest Warrant – an expert’s opinion

    We have frequently emphasized the importance of ending our participation in the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) if Brexit is truly to mean Brexit. Jonathan Fisher QC produced this comprehensive summary of  the EAW in 2014, when Parliament was debating whether to opt back in to 35 criminal justice measures contained...
  • Special offer:- Fishing for Leave embroidered shirts and tops

    Would anyone like either a shirt for going to meetings or a grey top for day to day embroidered with the Fishing for Leave Logo? The shirts are a small name and logo on the front breast. The tops the same but with a larger embroidered logo on the back....
  • 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...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Day of prayer for Britain

    March 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  2. Advance Notice – CIB annual Rally 14th April 2018

    April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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