After hundreds of years in which our nation has gone from being rulers of a vast empire , introducing democracy, courts of justice, industries and skills, education systems, as well as fighting for our own and others freedoms losing millions of our people doing so, to our present state of being a bit "actor " on the world stage, has the time come perhaps for us to step back and let some one else carry the burden ? Could we become a neutral state out of the EU ? think of some of the possible benefits: no more requirement for puffed up would be world leaders globetrotting. Defence spending at a level required to safeguard our borders, only the very best equipment .including our own nuc's Not so attractive to illegal immigrants, with our new policies on benefits designed to fit our new status as a non member. No more hugely expensive military involvement in the affairs of countries that , have nothing to do with us in the first place. A tax free trade zone, the free trade hub for europe. Could it be done? Perhaps the swiss and the Swedes would like a go at being world leaders for a few hundred years !