Re: Benefits - *cough* 1972 *cough*
It was, and remains (sic), our best hope for avoiding a repeat of the first half of the 20th Century.
Why should I have to be part of some undemocratic mega-bureaucracy, progressively surrendering all sovereign powers of my country, purely in the hope that the bloody Germans won't invade Poland or France again?
Whilst I agree that's what underlies the design thinking of the EU from the inception of the "Europe project", its the shittest, most irrelevant argument for the UK's continued membership that you could possibly raise. I don't believe for one moment that the Germans will be leaping into their tanks the moment that the EU were cancelled; And if they did, I'd suggest it would be time for the other European countries to man up and defend themselves, not our job to get embroiled in a war to bail them out AGAIN.