I’ve posted this elsewhere so apologies if you’ve already read it, but it is possibly the most compelling argument I’ve heard for voting #Brexit and should be read by all those considering voting to remain in the up coming EU Referendum.
Readers should first understand that a Leave vote has no legal binding on the UK Government to invoke Article 50(2) of the Lisbon Treaty and leave.
The art of negotiation is to talk quietly whilst carrying a big stick. Back in February David Cameron had no ” big stick”.
A vote to leave in a non binding, advisory only, referendum may be just the “big stick” that is needed to enable us to assist our German allies in the EU to support and put in place the changes to the EU structure that we in the UK seek, and that they too, desperately want to see implemented – but which for political reasons in Germany, they have been unable to promote themselves.
Seen in this context the referendum is just the mechanism by which the UK government will be able to play a full role, working closely and in collaboration with our closest European allies to see the EU reformed in a way that better serves all of the members of the EU.
The real political challenge will follow the vote to Leave, but if we in the UK play a full role role in these discussions at the heart if the EU – something we have failed miserably to do over the last 40 years or so, then a Leave vote should be seen for what it is, a once in a lifetime opportunity to actually achieve reform of the EU in the interests of its major contributors ( the UK and Germany).
If our politicians do what they should do to achieve this reform, then the chances of Article 50 being invoked is near zero.