I have no problem with any other European group, at the very least it's better to let them plug the gaps in our economy than inviting more Muhammads and Pajeets. Because, make no mistake, that's what will happen: when politicians talk about "strengthening our ties to the Commonwealth", this is coded language for allowing every Indian and African to come here. This was a serious problem in the post-war years as we allowed an influx of cheap labour from our colonies (the so-called "Windrush generation"). The EU's freedom of movement policy is a bulwark against the browning of Europe by allowing native Europeans to plug the gaps in the economies of other European nations.The chance to tell the browns that are flooding into Italy and Greece to fuck off if they're not useful
The chance to tell Brussels to suck eggs when they try to tell us what to do in order to stay in their little clique
Saving money to go towards more worthy projects than some fucking Romanian girl band
Slapping Scotland's shit.
Dealing with who we want on our own terms.
I actually support the idea of a federal European state as the only way for us to continue to remain relevant internationally. If Europe continues to be divided between dozens of nation states then we're going to be at the mercy of the two superpowers, the USA and China. The EU allows our continent (including us) to continue to throw our own weight. The British Empire is dead and is never coming back, we're never going to return to the days where the UK is able to stand on its own as a formidable world power. Europe needs to unite if it wants to remain independent and powerful in the 21st century.