(Original post by Rakas21)
I love the wording of this question as anybody wanting greater integration would also have to vote No technically.
Presuming you did not purposely try and rig the poll via this technicality i voted on the basis of a simple 'do you want to remain in the EU', an Aye from me..
Mainly joining the EFTA would still mean we implemented 70% of legislation without any say.
I actually support free movement of labour within the EU, a rise in the labour force increases economic output and a surplus of labour keeps wage inflation down
, additionally having access to a larger talent pool leads to increased productivity as you can pick the best, of the best, of the best. For this reason whilst i oppose immigration and asylum from the generally uneducated third world i have no qualms about the relatively educated EU countries. Additionally i find economic protectionism to be quite sickening.
Political power - As a globalist i want the UK to have the greatest power projection possible and instead of being the lone nation between 2 great powers (EU and US) i would rather be the country with the largest representation in one of those (The UK population is predicted to overhaul France and Germany).
The cost to business - As much as tabloids want to feign the £500bn cost of regulation, leaving aside the fact that we may well have implemented a lot of regulation ourselves anyway i have yet to read a peer reviewed paper, considering these papers often print the headline 'coldest winter on record forecast' each year, i suspect such figures are largely drafted out of thin air and even so could be overhauled in the EU parliament anyway.
Having a pan-EU education policy could do wonders given that the EU nations are generally highly ranked, take the best of each policy and institute a language policy so that everybody speaks English and Spanish.
Now don't get me wrong i do believe that there are several things wrong with the EU which is why i would not support political union right now however there are things that could change that...
1) Abolish the veto system, have a super-majority instead
2) Abolish parts of the common commercial policy - Protectionist rubbish
3) Abolish CAP
4) Reform CFP (this apparently is being implemented, i am sure Morgsie can provide a relevant link)
5) Have a transparent EU budget, audited
6) Open party list electoral system
7) Have one EU parliament
There is more but that is enough for now.
As for the Eurozone..
Kick out Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and implement Eurobonds for the rest.