DavidPenroseBarneby 5pts Brexit is bound to have its economic and financial downside ; which no Brexit supporters would deny . I for one would be happy in a Britain of simple sheep and cattle farmers . From Ted Heath onwards British politicians have made a big mistake , have misjudged the British public . I believe that if Ted heath had held a referendum on EU membership Britain might never have joined .In 1975 the attitude was now we are in we may as well stay , rather than a positive enthusiasm . Mrs Thatcher and John Major tried to exert influence in Europe , but the commission didn't want advice from Britain , even though it may have evaded the crisis of today . The EU is run by people who don't know their ass from their elbow . Enthusiasm for CETA and TTIP is very naive , yes a free trade deal may be beneficial , but not with the corporate and legal attachments these treaties contain . I want to see a loosening up of EU/US relations , for foreign policies to be completely separate . NATO is well past its sell by date and is being grossly misused by the US . In truth Russia should be a better friend than the US has been lately , sanctions should be lifted .Europe is not going to be attacked and the military forces each member state has are sufficient .