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OliverJohnstone posted..

Sam - unfortunately to simply argue that the UK is protected by our own parliament and government against further integration is in my opinion either naive or an attempt to dupe the people of this country. It completely ignores a whole litany of experiences to the contrary. The history of the European Union directly contradicts your argument.

More to the point, the central argument to the Remain campaign is essentially "it's better to be inside the tent, influencing decisions". The fact that we end up outside of Schengen, the EU army, currency union etc means we are not influencing decision making but still heavily exposed to the effects of those policies.

Then we again come to a referendum on any of the above where massive corporations and numerous elements of the liberal cosmopolitan set tell us "we must vote to join or for X otherwise Britain will be [insert cliche Brexit myth here]".

The EU is an evolutionary project - moving towards closer union. It is simply inconceivable that a behemoth as unwilling as it is to reform or change, would treat the democratic will of one member state with any respect. Again, history supports this.