What really is Brexit? What did the vote mean to you?

Nine Brexit groups endorse Brexit Fightback Initiative No.3


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“Remain or Leave in the minds of ordinary people”

As part of our Brexit Fightback Initiative, Brexit Facts4EU.Org is pleased to announce that once again some great Brexit organisations have come together to endorse the third factsheet in the series.

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This one-pager looks at the fundamental question of what Leave means.
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What really is Brexit?

Before the vote, all sides agreed publicly – many times – that the result of the EU Referendum would be implemented. It was a binary choice – Remain or Leave.

A Leave vote meant leaving the EU, its institutions, its Single Market, its Customs Union, all its tens of thousands of laws, its jurisdiction by a foreign power, its demands for vast annual payments, its Defence Union, its Common Agricultural and Fishery Policies, etc. It was to be a once in a generation decision. The then Prime Minister, David Cameron, even said Article 50 would be triggered the next day.

After the vote, everyone – even the LibDems – agreed to honour and implement the result. Below is a summary of what was understood by all sides. What follows really is Brexit.

A “what does Brexit mean?” summary

  • The UK should be a fully independent and sovereign country again
  • No jurisdiction by the European Courts – UK law must be supreme
  • No more massive annual UK payments to the EU
  • No freedom of movement – full UK autonomy over immigration policy
  • No membership of the EU Single Market or anything like it
  • No membership of the EU Customs Union or anything like it
  • No ‘regulatory alignment’ of British goods, except for goods exported to the EU
  • Full UK ability to implement new international trade deals
  • No submission to the EU Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies
  • No involvement in the EU Defence Union in any form. Cooperation only when in UK’s interests
  • No change in the status of Northern Ireland and Gibraltar

For Brexit to mean anything, the UK must be able to act as an independent country in all respects, with all the power this brings. This means exiting all EU structures and controls. These must NOT be replaced with anything which has broadly the same effect as being a Member State – but with no say.

The UK should offer a generous free trade deal to the EU, with zero tariffs, and with both sides maintaining their usual cooperation on security and intelligence matters.

A fully free, independent, and sovereign United Kingdom for the people.

Now THAT is Brexit

Endorsed by a NINE Brexit organisations with big reach

We are pleased to tell readers that we have received endorsements for this factsheet from eight other Brexit organisations, each acting independently. With us that makes nine

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These are: Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Alliance of British Entrepreneurs, Get Britain Out, Economists for Free Trade, Fishing for Leave, Global Britain, Veterans for Britain, Better Off Out (part of The Freedom Association), and Campaign for an Independent Britain . We recommend visiting their websites and following them on Twitter and Facebook, if you haven't already done so.

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Further action: This factsheet follows on from the first two in the ‘Brexit Fightback Initiative’. More factsheets are coming, with several of them nearing completion. In the meantime we hope that readers will do everything they can to promote them.

We would like to thank the following readers for their specific support of the Brexit Fightback Initiative :-

VIP Sponsors (£100 donation or more): Geoffrey Burwood, Barbara Jell, David Hurlbut, Jon from Wales, Patrick Ford

Gold Sponsors (From £50 donation): Linda Thorpe, Margaret Dennis, David Warren, Jean Shaw, Keith Hartrick

Sponsors (From £10 donation): Nigel Wright, Jennifer Sayer, Ian Etheridge, Christine Baxendale, Mick Davies, Mel, Kevin Burrell, DM Hedley, Elaine Grant, Patrick Lane, Maureen Cooper, Rob Dilly

P.S. If we have inadvertently missed you off the list, please let us know!

Next article: Summary page for easy access to all factsheets to date.


One-pagers like this take far more time to produce than they look. Perhaps this is why they are so rare. They ARE, however, very effective in getting the key messages to the public and to MPs.

Naturally the various Brexit organisations have to review our drafts and comment, before the final version is agreed. We hope readers feel the effort is worth it.

Our intention is to have an entire suite of one-pagers on all the key topics, as soon as possible. These will include subjects such as Northern Ireland, the Single Market, Defence, Fishing, and several more fundamental areas where we have powerful arguments to make. Many will contain official facts and figures, and simple charts, to illustrate the points at a glance.

We are very grateful to readers who have supported the Brexit Fightback Initiative with donations. We need more readers to become Sponsors if we are to complete this essential task urgently.

We are inviting readers to help by becoming a Sponsor (£10 donation), a Gold Sponsor (£50 donation), or a VIP Sponsor (£100 and above). We will not publish your name unless you give express permission, naturally, and your contact details are never used.

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Brexit Facts4EU.Org, 05 October 2019

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