Here is an excellent video from the Guardian, explaining Brexit to non-Brits. Just looking at the people on the Brexit side, I am quite happy to say I'm in the Remain camp.
I'll be voting to remain in the EU (as long as the British government remember to send me my voting papers this time.) On a personal level as a British citizen living in France, it's a no-brainer. Even if I wasn't living abroad, I would still vote in favour of staying in the EU. I think that ideologically, the EU is a great institution. Europe is a country of small nations who have a history of fighting each other, but the EU has brought peace and economic growth.
Of course the EU bureaucrats like to make plenty of rules, such as how curved a banana should be, which many people see as interference. But the EU has allowed us to live, work and retire in any other EU country; we have greater protection from terrorism and cyber-crime; and the EU has put into place many initiatives to protect the environment.
I don't think stability and peace is something we should take for granted. Yes, the EU has some problems, but in the end, we are stronger together.
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