Why is Brexit still a thing?

  1. The UK would regain its sovereignity. See the 1972 European Communities Act. While that does not guarantee NHS getting money or fishermen benefiting, it does at least provide you the means of deciding those issues within the context of your democracy, without any outside interference.

No offence, but sovereignty is something I don't care about in the UK. I don't want to be governed by the current government, which is probably going to happen. I'd rather stand up and try to change the EU to something better. Sure, there are problems and the system is far away from perfect. But running away is not my style and in my eyes it's pathetic. Also, the world is globalising, more unions will pop up, and what happens to Britain? Sovereignty. This is an old men's dream.

  1. Business should not be denigrated, but I am a bit flabberghasted that people give so much prevalence to the economic arguments. First of all, unless you are a big business man or working for a big business, especially in finance, I don't see at all how the EU is going to benefit you, since EU law is mainly designed by big business lobbies.

This is where you are very wrong. Some friend of mine, small business owners, had an immediate effect on their business. Also, if we don't have access to the single market, we will have to pay in order to sell to the EU or import from the EU. You have clearly no understand of the impact the Brexit will have on small businesses if we don't get the single market access.

But what about pride, power, independence, etc... ?

What about it? I feel free in the EU, I am proud of what I am doing and all the things you mention after this sentence is bullocks. Young people look to change the world, more entrepreneurs appear on the playfield, kids become more ambitious, they don't want to work for big corporations and they start innovating in order to get a competitive advantage. Wake up, we live in 2016, not 1930.

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