So, Gordon Brown, the former prime minister of the UK who seeks his old job back has come forth to say that if the UK were to exit the EU, the UK would become the North Korea of Europe, with no allies and no power. Clearly, Brown hopes his fear-mongering will dupe Brits into supporting him.
First, Brits have global power. They have nuclear weapons. They are permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Second, Brits import more from EU countries than Brits export to EU countries. Thus, EU countries depend on Brits to buy their products to a far greater degree.
Brits are net importers from Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain. Most often Brits import twice as much as they export to these countries.
Exiting the EU and joining will have no effect upon Brits. Execs of firms of EU countries need British consumers whether or not the UK is a member of the EU.
Third, Brits pay far more into the EU than they receive back from the EU. It's the EU countries ex- the UK which would suffer.
Fourth, the Norwegians have the highest per capita income in Europe and yet the Norwegians shunned membership in the EU. Along with Icelanders and the Swiss, Norwegians belong to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which is a free trade agreement between themselves and the EU. People of the EFTA gain all of the benefits of trade without the massive, extra layer of legislative meddling of the EU.
Fifth, the typical Brit pays twice over for his products. First, he gets forced to pay even more income taxes to subsidize shoddy businesses run by eastern Europeans of the EU and then he pays again to buy products from them at retail!
The winning move for every Brit is to vote UKIP and vote the UK out of the EU.