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NGOGet Britain Out

Get Britain Out, 64 Oakmead Road, London, SW12 9SJ

Telephone020 86754854
Background Information

The Anti-Common Market League, which became Get Britain Out in 2007, is a right-wing pressure group, which campaigns against British membership of the European Union. Associated with, but (at times fiercely) independent from the British Conservative party, the League was formed in opposition to the Macmillan Government's attempt to join what was then the European Economic Community (EEC). The renegade Conservative Victor Montagu (previously Viscount Hinchingbrooke) was a high-profile President in the League's early years. The League is recorded by the Campaign for an Independent Britain as being an affiliate member, although it is unclear how active it still is. During the 1970s, when Britain's membership of the EEC was at the top of the political agenda, the League worked closely with, and shared offices with, the National Referendum Campaign and the Common Market Safeguards Campaign. Sources:; Barberis et al Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations, 2000 p129

Year Created1961
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

Anti-Common Market League (ACML)

Related Organisations

Campaign for an Independent Britain; National Referendum Campaign; Common Market Safeguards Campaign

KeywordsEuropean integration.
Last Edited ByRC at 27/05/2009 11:59:20