So far we have seen politicians from the US, Japan and Australia telling us to stay in the EU. The ridiculous thing is that if you transposed the EU to the Americas or the Pacific - but kept the same conditions of free trade and free movement - none of those nations would agree to join. Imagine telling Australians they had to allow Indonesians and Filipinos the freedom to come into Australia and work there; or telling Americans they had to have free movement of goods between Mexico and the US, it just wouldn't happen.
It is also worth remembering that Kevin Rudd - the Australian who has told us we'd be silly to leave the EU - is the person who a decade ago was telling us we were stupid for refusing to join the Euro.
To be honest first of all for personal reasons as I want in the future to live and work in the UK I do nto want to see the UK our of the EU,although even if they join EFTA or the Norwegian model they will still allow the EU people to migrate without VISA etc etc
But to talk about the pure benefits and loses of the country after an exit from the EU I will dissapoint you..
Honestly within 5 years after a "Brexit" you will teste the difference.The exit from the EU will result in the loss of thousands of job positions and even millions of jobs as many multinationals will prefer to leave and get established to EU countries where they can manufacture,sell without too many taxes and charges.After some years unemployment will climb up to 20%!Not to say that the salaries will get lower and lower and the inflation will climb.
The stock market will go down as many investors will prefer the EU countries rather thna an isolated country.The GBP value will certainly go down and you will see in 2025 that 1 euro will be equal to 2 GBP!The banking sector will go down as many finance sources will not be anymore available from the EU.
I predict that years after a Brexit the UK will need a bailout maybe from USA or other countries but the terms of borrowing will be very unfair and harsh to the economy and people..
I am sure that many of the MPs and the government realise all these disasterous consequences and I am sure that if they decide a referendum they will do their best to inform people and finally the people will decide wisely.
I am not against democracy but I want democracy to actually work.Yes to a referendum BUT a real referendum.Not something that will let people dissapointed from some EU policies and to say their opposition to vote their country to exit the EU and harm themselves,their children and grandchildren!
Just like Cameron said there is no return.If you vote out and within a decade you see all the problems and realise your mistake it will not be possible to return to the EU.Not until at least 20 years or more have passed