couldnt think of where to put this but I'll carry on and hope it makes sense.. It seems to me that we stay in the EU because we reckon it will make us a more powerfull voice in europe, we have a seat on the security council when we dont deserve it but it makes us feel important and so on... but would we be better off out of the loop? that way we would have to be courted and that would make us more powerfull, certainly the figures show that we would be better off outside the eu but trading in, france was quite happy outside of NATO for years doing its own thing and ignoring the UN. by globalising our economy as per EU and US demands we have allowed outside interests to strip our assets, move our jobs/industry elsewhere and use us as a cash cow for as long as we can still get international credit. is it time to get a grip and peel back the corrupt layers to get back to building our own nation without worrying what europe might think - the swiss do and no one bothers them! we seem to blunder about thinking that the world owes us something all the while being continuously shafted by anyone and everyone.