For me the negotiation and referendum is a win win. If the negotiations creates a much better relationship for us that is progress. If it does not, then we can simply leave. To me it is all a question of how do we restore our democracy.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeing the advantages of leaving the EU.
Out of the EU we will be freer, more democratic, and better off.
Out of the EU the UK Parliament will be able to settle the immigration and welfare policies we want without the EU stopping us.
Out of the EU we will be £11 billion better off as we end the net contribution to the EU.
Out of the EU we will be able to spend the £5bn that gets spent today by the EU in the ways we want.
Out of the EU we will not be dragged into subsidising the Euro area or standing behind failing banks in the Eurozone.
Out of the EU we will be able to set our own levels of VAT, and avoid any new taxes we do not want.
Out of the EU we will be able to decide how much regulation to impose on business trading in the UK or the rest of the world outside the EU.
Out of the EU the UK will be able to accelerate free trade agreements with the USA, China, India and the other important growing markets of the world.
Out of the EU we could go for cheaper energy, to allow us an industrial revival.
Out of the EU we can decide our own criminal justice policy, and who to deport.
Out of the EU we can decide our own foreign policy, and not get sucked into the EU’s conflicts with others.
Out of the EU we can be a democracy, restoring the sovereignty of the British people. We can live again in a country where if the people want something from government, Parliament can deliver it whether the EU allows it or not.