A101 wrote:That’s the might be the whole point of difference between from the posters from the continent and pro leave from the UK is I’m betting a majority don’t look at the EU as a whole as a political union but as a trade block and we do not like the directions the EU wants to move to. I haven’t got a problem if majority of member nations want to move in that direction, it’s just a direction I prefer the UK do not.
Brexit to most remainers is about potential economics suicide, leavers just want a break from the EU to be able to make laws and trade with other like minded nations without 27 others influenceing UK interests from within the EU trade agreements
The EU is our trade block and a vehicle to solve problems that are too big for one nation to solve. The UK is a small nation in a big big world and a big nation in the EU, which is a big big block in the world. Leavers want to be a big nation in a big world, but that is a unicorn, that boat has sailed a long time ago.
Why wouldn't be the motives of remainers be more than just economical, just as for the Brexiteers it is more than just economical (also because there aren't any, especially hard economic hit if there is a hard Brexit). Just because your motives are that the EU isn't heading in the right direction, that doesn't mean that all remainers think like that, a good chunk of them might actually like what the EU does for them in their lives and they might actually like the four freedoms. And for the leavers, there might be other motives as well. Always dangerous to take your personal opinions as a measure for everybody else. So your opinion is appreciated, but please don't generalize.
You can trade with other countries, sure, why not, of the 35 advanced economies in the world, there are 27 within the EU. The whole continent of Africa has as large a GDP as France and is located a bit farther away.