Liz Bilney

In 1975, the British public voted ‘yes’ to a free trade deal with Europe. 

What they didn't vote for was a 'United States of Europe'; one that would go on to crush our democracy, and in the process create a class of politicians clearly in it for themselves. 

We now pay a staggering membership fee of £15 billion each year to the EU. In return, we run a massive trade deficit with Germany, France and nearly every other European country. 

If 3 million UK jobs depend on our membership of the EU, then even more jobs in Europe depend on our economy.

We will always be a part of Europe. But the EU is run for big business, big banks and big politics - not for ordinary people.  

We are confident that a public "in the know", will say 'no' to the EU, and vote to leave in the referendum on EU membership.

Since our 'The Know' campaign launch in August, we have gained over 400,000 followers. We recently have re-branded the campaign to 'Leave.eu' reflecting the wording change in the referendum question and thousands of people continue to join every day. 

Let’s take a stand. Together, we can win back our country!

Best Wishes,

Liz Bilney CEO

Our Vision

Our politicians say this country isn’t good enough; too small to make a difference in the world. We say they have lost confidence in our country.

Imagine having £1,000 more to spend each year.  By leaving the EU, each household could be better off by this amount - through cheaper food bills, no membership fees, with the cost of regulations lifted, too.

Imagine not having our laws dictated to us by Brussels. Instead, MPs would become accountable to the public and we would once again be able to make and decide on our own laws.

Imagine how we could then regain control of important issues such as our borders.  We could welcome the right talent from all over the world - adding to the country’s already phenomenal cultural and economic strength (rather than having to accept all EU migrants regardless of skill level).

Imagine having greater influence over our global trade, so that we can do our own deals with fast-growing Commonwealth countries and North America (without 27 other EU countries all arguing for their own special interests!). 

Imagine the sense of pride we would get from negotiating our own global trade deals; if Iceland can negotiate a free trade deal with China, then we most certainly can. 

“It's time to be a bigger part of the world rather than a smaller part of Europe. We believe Britain could do so much better outside of the EU”.

Supporters from all walks of life are joining our grassroots campaign, our Ambassadors, business owners, cross party Councillors and other Leave groups are joining the movement today, see what they think and have your say. Join now - together we stand for change.

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Our Ambassadors

We are building a panel of people from all walks of life who advocate leaving the EU; our ambassadors represent real people and their views. They speak on behalf of Leave.EU, and seek to portray the vision of the masses.

Whether your interest and background is in education, the military, farming, business, as a housewife or husband, you will be able to identity with this visionary group, and find out how leaving the EU will positively impact your circumstances. We believe that when you know the benefits of leaving the EU (and the implications of staying), you will choose to vote 'Leave' at the upcoming referendum on EU membership.

Our
Messengers

Views from...

Caroline Drewett
Entrepreneur
London
Andy Jones
Pilot
Bristol
Dr Chris Leigh
Faculty Member
North Wales
Pam Watts
Financial Director
United Kingdom
Lance Testa
Managing Director
United Kingdom
John Wigley
Dairy Farmer
United Kingdom
Peter Anthony and Jacob Anthony
Farmers
South Wales
Blair Spowart
Student
Edinburgh
Alice Denning
Veterinary student
United Kingdom
Michael Youssef
Medical Student
London
Phil Cherrington
Retired
United Kingdom
Reece Haynes
Politics Student
United Kingdom
Tim Jones
Funeral Director
Pontypridd
Scott Kimber
London cabbie
London
Angus Dalgleish
Consultant Oncologist
United Kingdom
Charlie Latchford
Medical Student
United Kingdom
Colin Smith
Managing Director
United Kingdom
Jason Patchett
Mechanical Engineer
United Kingdom
Peter Grant
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United Kingdom
Christopher Tyrrell
Senior Lecturer
London
James Bush
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United Kingdom
Simon Bell
Brigadier (Retired)
United Kingdom
Quotes from our Supporters Volume 2
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United Kingdom
Christopher San-Claire
Retired
United Kingdom
John Owen
Infrastructure Engineer/Social Media manager
United Kingdom
Corin Pitchers
Architectural Consultant
United Kingdom
David Peddy
MD of a surgical equipment manufacturing company
United Kingdom
Karl Van Gelder
Administrator
United Kingdom
Caroline Drewett Entrepreneur London

Caroline Drewett

In the second instalment of our series, Leave.EU Ambassador for small businesses Caroline Drewett discusses her reasons for wanting a very different arrangement with EU basedon her personal experiences as a successful entrepreneur.

Andy Jones Pilot Bristol

Andy Jones

Andy Jones is a pilot based out of Bristol Airport, who has lived in Bristol for many years with his family. He has more than a decade of experience flying commercial planes with UK airlines and he knows exactly how much influence the EU has over his industry. After seeing the profound negative impact the EU has had on the British airline industry he has decided to speak out through Leave.EU to try to convince people that the EU is harming British industries and British people.

Dr Chris Leigh Faculty Member Liverpool John Moores University North Wales

Dr Chris Leigh

Dr Chris Leigh is a faculty member of the astrophysics research institute at Liverpool John Moores university; Where he is project manager for the National Schools observatory project. He currently lives in north Wales with his wife.

He has published numerous articles in the field of astronomy and he is a major proponent of scientific education within the UK. He completed his PhD at St Andrews and has been heavily involved in both academia and the UK's scientific industry for the past 20 years. During his working life he has had to deal with numerous scientific regulatory bodies and commissions.

Pam Watts Financial Director United Kingdom

Pam Watts

After A Levels Pam trained as a radiographer at Guys Hospital where she worked for a few years after qualifying. Together with her husband Patrick, Pam set up Sweeep Kuusakoski in 2007, it has become one of the UK’s leading waste electrical and electronic equipment collection and recycling firms. In her spare time, Pam raises money for charity, She has completed several 500km cycle challenges abroad raising funds for the Urology Foundation. She speaks to us about how EU regulations and bureaucracy can stifle British entrepreneurs.

Lance Testa Managing Director United Kingdom

Lance Testa

When Lance considers the future, he thinks of his children and the greater level of opportunity they will benefit from, outside of the EU. He talks to us today about his concerns as a parent.

John Wigley Dairy Farmer United Kingdom

John Wigley

John Wigley has been farming in Shropshire for more than 13 years. His farm, nestled below the Welsh hills, has hundreds of milking cows. He writes for us about how the introduction of EU subsidies and regulations, and the subsequent changes to both have wreaked havoc upon the British dairy industry. He tells us of how he’s personally experienced the affect EU regulations have had on herds and farms all across the UK, and why he thinks it’s time for us to leave.

Peter Anthony and Jacob Anthony Farmers South Wales

Peter Anthony and Jacob Anthony

Peter is a fourth generation farmer, farming 240 hectares on the rolling hills just outside Bridgend in South Wales. He’s spent his entire farming career toiling under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, he’s seen the damage it has done and he’s concerned for future generations. His son Jacob is passionate about following in his father’s footsteps and has been heavily involved in the farm as well as roles with the NFU and the National Sheep Association. The more he learns about the everyday impact of the EU on his father’s farm the more disillusioned he becomes. He is certain that something needs to change. This article is written based on the discussions our staff had with these two messengers during the filming of our upcoming video project.

Blair Spowart Student Edinburgh

Blair Spowart

Our latest messenger Blair Spowart is a student from Edinburgh, he recently finished his final exams for his undergraduate degree at Edinburgh University and plans to study postgraduate philosophy at Cambridge later this year. He writes for us today explaining why the NUS might favour staying in the EU, and why active students shouldn’t consider either institution their ally. Blair also writes for Spiked, a left-leaning libertarian and Eurosceptic magazine.

Alice Denning Veterinary student United Kingdom

Alice Denning

Alice Denning is a first year veterinary student who is very passionate about leaving the EU. She writes for us today about why we shouldn’t listen to the ‘Remain’ side’s fear mongering and ridiculous claims. She reminds us of the importance of national pride and British sovereignty, and encourages us to bravely recapture both.

Michael Youssef Medical Student London

Michael Youssef

Michael is a medical student based in London. He has a passion for politics, both from his studies and from years of taking part in grassroots activism. He has a great enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and he is concerned about the impact our membership in the EU has on our small and medium sized businesses. He writes about this for us, he also talks about the negative campaigning tactics of the Remain side and the risks related to the free movement of people.

Phil Cherrington Retired United Kingdom

Phil Cherrington

Phil Cherrington is retired and living in the West Midlands. His primary concern when it comes to the future is the happiness and prosperity of his granddaughter. He strongly believes that the UK has a better future outside of the EU, his belief is informed by his experience of the UK before we entered the EU. He writes for us about the UK’s long history of protecting and supporting workers’ rights and why he thinks our membership in the EU is undermining our security and putting his grandchildren at risk.

Reece Haynes Politics Student United Kingdom

Reece Haynes

Reece Haynes is a student of politics. Despite being our youngest messenger he is extremely politically active and has been involved in several national campaigns. He can often be found campaigning for UKIP in his local area and he has written numerous articles published on UKIP daily. He is a forward thinking individual who one day hopes to have a career in Politics.

Tim Jones Funeral Director Pontypridd

Tim Jones

Tim Jones is a funeral director and embalmer from Pontypridd in Glamorgan. With many decades of experience in the funeral business, Tim has seen first-hand the toll that EU regulations have taken on his industry. He is a respected figure in the industry and has spent a lot of time listening to the experiences of others in the sector which seem to mirror his own. A lifelong Welsh resident Tim, now approaching retirement is concerned about how the UK's continued membership might affect him and his family.

Scott Kimber London cabbie London

Scott Kimber

Scott Kimber is a London cabbie who's lived in the city all his life. He's worked as a taxi driver for many years and during his time driving an iconic black cab he's seen how much the industry has changed due to outside influences like the EU, especially in recent years with the rise of modern competitors like Uber. He's a proud British citizen and he highly values our nations sovereignty, and questions it's submission to EU regulations and institutions.

Angus Dalgleish Consultant Oncologist United Kingdom

Angus Dalgleish

Professor Dalgleish is a Consultant Oncologist with decades of experience in medical research. He is the research director at a major biotechnology company and he ran as a UKIP MP for Sutton and Cheam in the 2015 general election. He speaks to us today about how pharmaceutical companies’ influence on EU regulations have inhibited medical research in the UK and how the EU has placed an added burden on our NHS.

Charlie Latchford Medical Student United Kingdom

Charlie Latchford

Charlie recently finished school in Hertfordshire. He is currently studying in the United States before reading medicine back home in the UK. Subsequently, he plans to one day work for the NHS. As an ambitious young man entering the medical profession, our membership in the EU is a vitally important issue to him.

Colin Smith Managing Director United Kingdom

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is an inventor with over 50 international patents, he is the managing director of CSC Ltd. Before starting this company he was the International Technical Director for a FTSE 100 company for almost 3 decades. He speaks to us today about how arbitrary EU regulations hold back innovation in many industries, and effectively prevented his business from getting off the ground.

Jason Patchett Mechanical Engineer United Kingdom

Jason Patchett

Jason currently works as a mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industry, where he has to deal with EU regulations on a daily basis. Before this he spend 20 years serving in the Royal Navy as an electro-mechanical engineer. He believes that many EU regulations are not in the UK’s best interests and feels that our membership to the EU undermines our democracy and sovereignty. He tells us how the inconsistent interpretation of EU regulations makes things harder for businesses based in the UK.

Peter Grant . United Kingdom

Peter Grant

Peter is a proud Scotsman and he can see that the EU has brought certain benefits to his country. However he can also see the drawbacks of membership and he believes that these drawbacks including the loss of sovereignty mean that the UK should vote to leave the EU.

Christopher Tyrrell Senior Lecturer London

Christopher Tyrrell

Our messenger Christopher Tyrrell is a senior lecturer in Education on a PGCE programme in London. He spends his time training the teachers of tomorrow, who will shape our countries next generation; and he can see that our brightest future lies outside of the EU. He writes for us about his concerns over our loss of sovereignty and the ineffective nature of the EU itself.

James Bush . United Kingdom

James Bush

James bush writes for us about how the EU regulations like the large combustion plant directive have caused numerous British power stations and industrial facilities to be shut down; and this could even lead to blackouts and other direct impacts on the UK public.

Simon Bell Brigadier (Retired) United Kingdom

Simon Bell

Our latest messenger is a military man. Brigadier (Ret’d) Simon M J Bell QVRM TD VR MA has recently retired after a long career in the army. He writes for us about why membership in the EU is not necessary for our countries security. He compares the effectiveness of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy against established bodies like NATO and finds the EU wanting. He believes we are wasting time and resources on our EU membership, and it’s time for us to leave.

Quotes from our Supporters Volume 2 . United Kingdom

Quotes from our Supporters Volume 2

A collection of quotes from our supporters. Showing that people from all walks of life and backgrounds have good reason to leave the EU.

Christopher San-Claire Retired United Kingdom

Christopher San-Claire

Our latest messenger Christopher San-Claire writes for us about how he first became aware of the influence EU regulations have over our daily live while he was trying to quit smoking. He tells us how the Tobacco Products Directive hurts the small but thriving Vaping and E-cigarette industry. He also highlights the dangers of TTIP and similar back room deals which are made without the knowledge or consent of the EU’s citizens.

John Owen Infrastructure Engineer/Social Media manager United Kingdom

John Owen

John Owen is a recent graduate who has had a reversal in opinion on the EU. During his studies he believed that the EU had a positive impact on the UK, especially on our academic sector. However he soon realised that the costs hugely outweighed these small benefits and now he is certain that leaving the EU would benefit the UK.

Corin Pitchers Architectural Consultant United Kingdom

Corin Pitchers

Our latest messenger, Corin Pitchers, writes for us about how much the EU depends upon our contributions and the obligations it places upon us. He talks about how charity, while admirable, still needs to be responsible. We do not have unlimited resources and giving endlessly does not help anyone in the long run.

He urges us to leave the EU, so that we can return to deciding how we want to use our resources and supporting those who need it most.

David Peddy MD of a surgical equipment manufacturing company United Kingdom

David Peddy

Our latest messenger David Peddy writes for us about how the EU imposes endlessly changing regulations and standards on UK businesses. He explains how meeting these regulations and the costs incurred proving this, can spell disaster for small companies.

Karl Van Gelder Administrator NHS United Kingdom

Karl Van Gelder

Our latest messenger Karl Van Gelder is an administrator working in the NHS. He is extremely passionate about our NHS and he writes for us today because he believes our membership in the EU is having a major impact on the NHS. He tells us about the fears that he and his colleagues share about our continued EU membership. He explains the burden which we are placing on our NHS and urges us to vote to leave the EU on June 23rd.

Support from other 'leave' groups

We all have the same objective on the Leave front - and that’s to build as much support as we can to win the 'Leave' vote.

The Leave groups mutually endorse each other’s efforts, and embrace the specific focus of each Leave Group. Take a look at some of the endorsements from our fellow leave Groups here:

Local councillors supporting Leave.EU

Our cross-party campaign recognises that the vote is bigger than any one party's political agenda. We are proud and delighted to say that over 1300 councillors from across all parties have shown support for the campaign.

Councillor Stats

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