It’s a massive decision with thousands of implications not easily recognised or understood. I want people to make the right decision, which I think is remain. Though I know a lot about this I don’t want anyone to take my word for it. So I’ve drafted up some questions to help you explore and challenge your own views.
- Are you willing to self-induce the recession and resulting job losses that all credible economists expect?
- Who or what are you ‘taking back control’ from, and why do all Westminster parties bar UKIP and majority of MPs want to remain?
- Are you clear on what benefits the EU brings, are you willing to forego these or are you assuming they will continue?
- What are your specific dislikes about the EU? Are you sure these are really an EU issues, and how will leaving change them?
- Do you have some things you want from Brexit (eg. Less migration, less regulation), and how do you see them being delivered in reality?
- Are you ready to lose all the EU free trade agreements with third countries – how will we get more free trade?
- How will travel in Europe be made worse – visas, queues, higher air fares, mobile roaming?
- Will UK end up in similar situation to Norway? Extensive compliance, free movement of people, budget contribution, AND NO SAY.
- Why do almost all major employers want to remain? Why is business support for remain so strong?
- Why are almost scientists, economists and historians who have expressed a view supporting remain?
- If we reduce intra-EU migration what will happen to UK citizens living in the EU and young people who want to live and work in the EU?
- If you are a vaper, have you considered the (high) likelihood that UK will end up complying with the TPD even if we leave, but will lose any say on it in the future.
My own analysis leading to ‘remain’ is here. I hope you find these posts persuasive.