AS a former justice of the peace, I am all too well aware of the horrors of domestic violence which lie beneath the surface in the UK, consequently, I do not make the analogy below at all lightly.
As a nation, we have alternatives. We are entirely capable of running our own affairs. We have no need whatsoever for this union whether it be for trade, jobs, justice, peace or national development.
Our “bullying spouse” and all its toadying acolytes are, most emphatically, not on our side. They will browbeat, mislead, deceive and lie. (They have been doing just that since the 1975 referendum.)
We are one of the great economic forces in the world. We should have confidence in our abilities to prosper away from this nasty, corrupt, inefficient, inward-looking, bureaucratic, imperialistic, power-mad drain on our resources.
May I urge readers to seek out the countless, tangible facts for themselves and to learn to ignore all the vague, optimistic rhetoric.