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    1. Notions of 'national sovereignty' that the EU is infringing upon has nothing to do with you. Unless you have strong direct influence in UK politics, then whether an Englishman (or Britishman) legislates is irrelevant to you. Only the nature of legislation is relevant to you. This is a sort of Game of Thrones, in which you are not a player.

    2. 'We are losing £x billion in maintaining the EU' - Irrelevant to you because once you divide the membership fee by the tax paying population size, you'll realize it doesn't amount to much. Oh but this money could be invested in the our country instead. Well, the question that is more valid to ask rather is whether you personally benefit from EU infrastructure or not. If so, then you're benefiting from that particular infrastructure, where it comes from is irrelevant.

    3. 'Britain is hindered from global trade' - Even if that were true (I don't think it's completely honest), unless you're a businessman who has an interest to trade with non-EU nations on whom tariffs are imposed, this has nothing to do with you.

    I recommend protecting your interests. There is no 'national interest'. There are only the interests of the dominant political players, which are refreshed accordingly as time passes.
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    (Original post by DrownedDeity)
    2. 'We are losing £x billion in maintaining the EU' - Irrelevant to you because once you divide the membership fee by the tax paying population size, you'll realize it doesn't amount to much. Oh but this money could be invested in the our country instead. Well, the question that is more valid to ask rather is whether you personally benefit from EU infrastructure or not. If so, then you're benefiting from that particular infrastructure, where it comes from is irrelevant.
    I think the more pertinent question is "would the money be invested in our country?"

    We know from the last 6 years that any money saved will either be offset by tax cuts for the rich or invested in the richest parts of the country.

    I live in the North East. It's incredible how many people around here are voting out because they think we're in poverty because we pay money to the EU. We're in poverty because the richest areas get more money and the poorest areas get less. Meanwhile the EU invests in the poorer areas of the country that the government is leaving to rot. I just don't understand how people are so dense.
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    (Original post by JordanL_)
    I think the more pertinent question is "would the money be invested in our country?"

    We know from the last 6 years that any money saved will either be offset by tax cuts for the rich or invested in the richest parts of the country.

    I live in the North East. It's incredible how many people around here are voting out because they think we're in poverty because we pay money to the EU. We're in poverty because the richest areas get more money and the poorest areas get less. Meanwhile the EU invests in the poorer areas of the country that the government is leaving to rot. I just don't understand how people are so dense.


    Yep. It's quite sad to be honest, they're being manipulated by opportunistic politicians.
 
 
 
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