Saturday, 27 February 2016

Britain, better-off out of Europe

I'm a Brexit guy.
There's much written on both sides of this question.
Here's one, from the New York Times.
I don't think the arguments for staying in are strong.  The main ones:
Economic: but many countries deal with Europe without being part of it; the US, China, Australia
Security: but the UK would still be part of NATO and would continue to exchange information on potentials terrorists.
Immigration and control of borders: surely clear that it's best to determine these, not at the whim of a Mad Merkel "let them all in" policy.
Stops further wars: perhaps, but the UK was not a war-starter in the 20th century.  If France and Germany want to tie themselves together for that aim, fine.  But the UK doesn't need to.