25 years ago the Maastricht Treaty and the subsequent creation of the EU excited me. Now a quarter century on the EU has become a bureaucratic and anti-democratic mess. While the decision to stay or go lays solely with citizens of the UK, as a devout Anglophile and friend of the UK I believe that it is in the best interests of the UK to leave the EU and resume its role in the world as a beacon of Democracy unfettered by the laws and regulations set by Brussels.
UK Justice Minister Michael Gove said, “the laws we must all obey… should be decided by people we choose and who we can throw out… But our membership in the European Union prevents us… from being able to choose who makes critical decisions which affect all our lives. Laws which govern citizens in this country are decided by politicians from other nations who we never elected and can’t throw out.”
That’s the only reason I need to hope the people of the UK decide to leave the EU.