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Open Britain is British pro-"European Union campaign group set up in the "aftermath of the 2016 European Union referendum.[1]

Open Britain defines itself as campaigning for the United Kingdom to be open and inclusive, open for business, open to trade and investment, open to talent and hard work, open to Europe and to the world.[2] It is also campaigning for Britain to remain in the Single Market as part of the outcome of the "Brexit negotiations.

In October 2016, Open Britain launched a 'Write to Remain' letter-writing campaign directed at "Theresa May asking her to guarantee the right of EU nationals to stay in the UK.[3]

Pat McFadden defended "Tony Blair's pro-European speech on 17 February 2017.[4]

The individuals involved in the campaign group include former Ministers "Pat McFadden (Labour) and "Norman Lamb (Lib Dem).[5]

Conservatives "Anna Soubry, "Nicky Morgan, and "Dominic Grieve cut their ties with Open Britain in April 2017, after it began to campaign against the re-election of anti-EU members of parliament, mostly Conservatives.[6]


Key issues include:


  1. ^ Anushka Asthana, Rowena Mason and Rajeev Syal. "Brexit adviser: leaving EU customs union will cost UK £25bn a year | Politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  2. ^ Open Britain. "About". Open Britain. Retrieved 2016-12-13. 
  3. ^ Rowena Mason (2016-10-13). "Letter-writing campaign urges Theresa May to let EU nationals stay in UK | Politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  4. ^ Engineer, Cyrus (17 February 2017). "'For goodness sake!' Pro-EU MP scolded as he defends Blair's Brexit attack". The Express. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Britain, Open. "New campaign group, Open Britain, launches to fight for best possible EU deal for Britain". Open Britain. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  6. ^ Peter Walker (2017-04-25). "Pro-EU Tories quit Open Britain over plans to oust Brexit-backing MPs | Politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 
  7. ^ a b Ashley Cowburn (2016-10-27). "NHS workers should be protected from curbs to free movement of people after Brexit, campaigners demand". The Independent. Retrieved 2017-07-13. 

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