British Lawmakers Form Campaign To Remove Britain From EU


A small group of British lawmakers are doing something daring.  The conservative group of over 50 British lawmakers are forming a campaign to remove Great Britain from The European Union.  The group is called The Conservatives for Britain, or CfB.

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Over 50 Conservative lawmakers are forming a campaign to withdraw Britain from the European Union unless Prime Minister David Cameron achieves substantial changes to the UK’s relationship with Brussels.

A new political group, called Conservatives for Britain (CfB), was launched on Sunday with members saying they will support Cameron’s bid to try and get significant reform in the EU, but will push voters to reject it unless the prime minister manages to impose radical changes on the bloc.

CfB has the same upbeat view of the UK outside the EU as Business for Britain, a Eurosceptic business campaign group.

In a document setting out the CfB’s basic position, the group says it has “an optimistic, globalist view of the UK’s future” and “will discuss how to prepare for a possible out campaign.”

The Prime Minister is trying to get senior European leaders to support UK calls for significant reform ahead of an in-out UK referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, which he has promised before the end of 2017.

The key areas in which Cameron is pushing for change include a restriction on the number of EU migrants with access to British welfare and benefits, gaining more independence from Europe for UK courts, improving the single market and safeguards to make sure countries like the UK, which are not in the Euro, are not put at an economic disadvantage by ever greater integration.

“We wish David Cameron every success, but unless senior EU officials awake to the possibility that one of the EU’s largest members is serious about a fundamental change in our relationship, our recommendation to British voters seems likely to be exit,” Conservative MP Steve Baker, one of the key people in CfB, wrote for The Telegraph.

“I have been struck by the dozens of Tory (Conservative) MPs who would vote to quit the EU now and who will not settle for anything less than fundamental change,” Baker added.

But Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who has in the past come out with fairly strong anti-EU rhetoric, insisted that Britain could fix its relationship with EU if the desired reforms were protected by treaty change.

“There was always going to be a group of our colleagues who wanted to come out of the European Union come what may,” Hammond told the BBC’s Andrew Marr, when asked about CfB.

The CfB adds another serious organization to the anti-EU voice in the UK. On Saturday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) called for all Eurosceptic politicians from all parties to put aside personal animosities and unite to form a cohesive No Campaign against continued membership of the bloc.

Former cabinet members John Redwood and Owen Patterson are both willing to be named publicly as members of CfB.

The Prime Minister has ordered all his government ministers to support his negotiations and has also said that they would be required to campaign for a Yes vote to stay in the EU. But Owen Patterson urged Eurosceptic ministers to be ready to resign in order to support what they believed in.

“We all hope that the deal is satisfactory and will be widely accepted but if there are individuals in the Cabinet who are not happy with the deal, they should be allowed to campaign. If that is not allowed, these people – if they have got any character about them at all and are interested in the future of their country – should stand down and campaign according to their conscience,” Patterson told the Sunday Telegraph.

Rafal Trzaskowski, Poland’s Minister for European Affairs, has warned in an interview with the Observer newspaper that even if the UK leaves the EU, to stay in the European free trade zone, it will still have to pay into the EU budget just like Norway and Switzerland have to. Britain would see its influence in not just the EU but in the world reduced, he believes.

“It would have no influence over the decisions yet it would have to subscribe to all the rules. London would not be that sexy a place for capital movement because it would have much looser links to Europe,” he said.

Trzaskowski also warned that the way in which the British public will vote depends very much on how the referendum is painted by political parties and the media.

It is due to be close race, with the outcome by no means certain. A recent poll by ICM put the “Yes” vote on 59 percent, while 41 percent said they wanted to leave the EU.

  • carol

    As caMORON is looking to get a plum job in the eu like warmonger blair after hes booted out of power , hes hardly going to let us leave. He will fix it so we have to stay in . He wont be allowed any changes from the eu. We get what was signed up for without our consent. The plight of our country is the fault of the braindead pro eu party voters who like ca moron ,are more interested in personal gain ( supposed tax cuts) than securing a safe future for us british, they put personal gain and immigrants before their children They dont keep up with whats happening in the west ,particulaly in Britain or they would know the danger radical muslims are to us. If turkey join Britain will be dead. Turkey, on the borders of iraq, iran, syria, islamic state-isis , is overrun with extremists from these countries. 99% strict muslims , 72% of those are sunni muslims – the ones buying up the women and children for sex slaves . Theyre aim is to get to the west to spread thier ideology. Its thier mission . Its the new gateway to the west especially Britain .Theyre invaders as they do not accept our culture or our laws . They refuse to live alongside us the British way, which is fast disappearing . They “demand” and are “offended” at everything non muslim. Dirty halal meat has taken over our meat industry and as a Christian i dont like to eat contaminated meat sacrificed to thier false god .They are the minority at the moment ,not us.We should be looked after first. Our countries falling apart due to immigration, foriegn aid to to countries whos leaders are wasteing it on palaces and space travel, immigrants lowering our wages and sponging from us while we go without. health tourism and treating aids infected foriegners, who have zero to do with us, at £20,000 a year each while British children die of cancer because ca MORON said the drugs are to expensive. Ex service men living on the streets while immigrants take our housing and bring over thier extended families to sponge. They drag our kids back at school because they dont speak English. It costs millions a year on translaters for the nhs. Theres so much more thats the fault of the eu. As ca MORON begins his propaganda campaign with the frog to get people to believe his lies , its odd how he can always find more money for his pet projects. I do hope the braindead pro eu party voters of the last election have had a transplant and will vote to leave the eu and see the error of thier ways. We have to think of OUR future not the rest of the worlds first, as ca MORON is doing ,as he fills his bank account. Its either the communist “united states of europe” hitlers dream, run by some unelected german and the end of voting for us , or the” united states of islam”, as the eu bow to islam along with ca MORON . They are to lax and obedient to islam and allow muslims to run riot and have sharia law . Traitors all of them. Its time the so called moderate muslims got of thier backsides and stood against isis and all radicals and muslims that left here to fight. Maybe then they wouldnt all be the most hated people on earth. Good luck with this campaign , i hope many more spring up.

  • clare louise kent

    Neither carol(post below) or these lawmakers speak for me. I want us to stay in the EU. I would like to retain my human rights thanks very much.