Britain is better off staying in the EU

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Britain is far better off staying in the EU, working to represent its interests. The alternative is being on the outside while the Germans and their corporatist culture create agreements with French statists. Such agreements will benefit the corporate behemoths and trade unions that form the political consensus on the continent and shift power and rights away from the individual.

There’s nothing intentionally nefarious about how France and Germany would operate, but it is their cultural default to steer more towards large collective agreements, riding roughshod over many vales that are held dear by the more liberal countries such as Britain, the Netherlands, the Scandinavian countries and several in the east.