This comment, right here, sums up the full problem with this referendum - uninformed speculators repeating lies and exaggerations to back up views which have no bearing on reality, to make a decision which most certainly will.
"hmmm, with all of the downvotes on any post so far that favors "independent Britain" I have to wonder if the 'howlers' are actually the ones downvoting, in an 'astroturf' attempt to undermine the 'independence' campaign... ?"
Conspiracy theory. Good start.
"My ten cents' worth from across the pond is that independence is probably BETTER than being told how to run your country and enforce your laws from Brussels. "
We aren't. We are a powerful member of a union with other nations, with an equal voice and ability to elect representatives according to democratic rules which we negotiated and signed up for. Would you make the same argument for any of the states in the USA? Because it is much, much more centralised than the EU.
"...And propping up the 'bailouts'."
False. We aren't in the Euro, we have nothing to do with the euro bailouts. Even if it was true (which it isn't), should Texas secede because the US Federal government bailed out the Michigan based auto industry?
"I heard a nice quote from Thatcher (from 1992) this morning on the radio, regarding the EU membership. It sounded to me like she was 100% right."
Great. You're obviously well informed then.