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Old 16.02.2019, 19:44
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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wtf was that anecdote trying to prove.

Anyway the EU offers a hell of a lot more to Britain then your expert opinion is rattling out. From joint research programs and funding, academic research and collaboration, conservation regulations, standards in consumer products and consumer protection, to environmental legislation, policing and general legislation, construction industry standardisation, medical industry research and collaborations, space research, telecommunications development, and the list is endless that is all down to being a part of the EU which has allowed us to be part of all of this. But you want it to stop, because you know better!
All the points you mention are valid except for the "all down to being a part of the EU which has allowed us to be part of all of this.", as there are plenty of such programs and initiatives outside the EU too.

To make an informed decision, you should also be critical and look at the cons. For example, the lack of democratic control in themes like the EU expansion policy, ECB programmes, migration. Brexit would be a great moment for the EU to reflect and ask its citizens what kind of EU they want, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to happen.
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