Who: The Guardian
"The days of the empire are long gone. The Second World War exhausted Britain to such a degree that it was unable to maintain its domination of faraway countries. The US had become the decisive global power and the anti-imperialist movement had undermined Britain’s empire. But over time, the increasing success of the Franco-German-led European integration caused Britain to realise that it would be better to be in than out, for economic and geopolitical reasons.” (1)
THE CASE FOR A #FREEBRITAIN
"It would be absurd to suggest the 5th largest economy in the world isn’t strong enough to stand on its own two feet in the world. Only people that don’t believe in Britain would suggest that we couldn’t, I find it funny that before 1973 we survived for hundreds of years without needing a European Union. We don’t need a political union to survive, I would argue that we are being dragged down by it, not helped."
Steven Woolfe MEP