Not everything about the EU is bad anymore than everything g about the UK is good.
Zephyrbear may I remind you it was that pillock Neil Kinnock who stopped the EU Commission accounts from being audited, after he'd left office as PM, then took a very lucrative Post with them as a EU Commissioner!
I voted to enter the EU in the 70s and will also vote to Stay in it! Yes I still currently retain my right as a British National to vote in UK General Elections and Referendums. I have a very vested interest in which way the UK votes, I have family there, a bank account there and my U.K. State Pension is paid from there. The U.K. Is NOT part of the Schengen (no Borders) Agreement - it already has the legal authority to vet immigrants - but successive Tory and Labour Governments have not done so and just keeps letting people in anyway! If the UK leaves - yes trade tariffs will applŷ - they already do for all non EU countries who trace with Europe including the UK now as part of the U.K. I've thought for years that China, with its (made in China), India and Malaysia with their cheap exports using cheap labour, to The UK is what cost has cost the UK its manufacturing industries - not Europe! You can't buy anything cheaply in France because it has protected its workers! The U.K. Became a Service Industry - Finance and Insurance - the Civil Servants, Money Men and Media run the country - IN or OUT - that what's the UK people need to stand up against - instead of blaming Europe for all its woes! Stay in Europe with its trade benefits, and fight the UK System, that needs changing like the EU Commission needs changing
At least living here I'm not adding to NHS costs - but I and thousands others may well do if the UK votes to come out, because we may have to return there. I don't have a house to sell here, so I'd also become a drain on UK Social Services - one reason I'm not moving out of this house now until I know the result of the Referendum. Yes I'd love to leave it tomorrow and go to that hospital that specialises in blood disorders! But to relocate in France and sign up all over again in a new department (County) takes 3/4 months.
Sorry for the Political lecture folks, off topic from TUK I knoŵ - we all have too many health and stress related problems - it's in our own hands to change things - stand up and fight - for what you believe is right! That's what I'm doing here with my health problems - and yes I'm getting somewhere, slowly I know - but standing up for what you believe in and making a nuisance of yourself is what gets things done!