I'm voting 'Leave.'
I don't get why so many people are split, it's pretty obvious. Vote to 'Remain', and you're/we're bound by European Union laws and legislation that have been determined by un-elected Eurocrats often without knowing until they're firmly in place and even when we are aware we don't have a say in the matter, so much for "democracy". We'll also be bound by laws and legislation on trade with the rest of the world meaning we're limited on what we can and can't do, again by unelected Eurocrats. Etc., etc., etc., and so forth. Basic jist, really. Just a tip of an already melting iceberg. Basically, vote to stay and be weak and have no faith in the UK's real potential.
Or, 'Leave' and be independent without Eurocrats having a say on what the UK does, be bound by our own laws and legislation, have a wider influence on trade with the world including with Europe, control our own security, borders, whom we want to come in from non-EU countries (yes, under EU laws and legislation non-EU citizens are discriminated against unless of course, you're aged between 19-30, have your own iPhone, be well fed, clothed as you've fled neutral countries from a dangerous one where your wife and kids still are to reach one that offers the best benefits, obviously), have a much broader communication and influence on the World Trade Organisation among many other beneficial points.
If being a member of the European Union was about security and being "together" then maybe, just maybe, it would be a good reason to remain. But the simple fact of the matter is, the EU is a 'politico-economic union', they're not an 'intergovernmental military alliance' and they're not, ironically, a "union" that keeps nor promotes international co-operation. That's why we have and are members of NATO and the United Nations. Who remembers when the EU were trusted in sorting out the issues in Yugoslavia and the Ukraine? Yeah... Look how well those places turned out, but that's what happens when a politico-economic union is sent in to do a job of an intergovernmental military alliance, in the Ukraine's case you just give the people a bunch of EU flags to wave in front of the worlds' media and proudly announce one wishes them to be a member of the EU, that's not going to provoke Russia next door at all, oh no-no. And I not need to add the current situation with the desperate [lack] of security on the European continent at the moment.
When it comes to trade, no country needs to be a member of the European Union in order to trade with Europe, every other [non-EU] country trades with Europe and given what the UK and Europe have to offer to one another there's absolutely no reason why that relationship has to stop, and given that Europe sell more to the UK than the UK sell to Europe there's no reason why Europe would stop that altogether, approximately 55%-45% in Europe's favour, according to the OBR it's 60%-40% in Europe's favour as of 2015. Considering several years ago that figure was in the UK's favour and is forecast to decrease further, one must wonder why the UK is paying approximately £360 million per week and was approximately £3.1 billion higher, annually, than expected in 2015. Net contribution in the EU budget (membership fee) was some £10.4 billion in 2015. Over the next five years that annual figure is expected to rise by at least £3.1 billion, forecast (as of mid-2015) to rise by £1.3 billion by the end of 2016 alone. Clearly, going by those very basic figures alone, they don't quite add up do they, and that's before we bring the afore mentioned into equation. Is it all worth it? No! We're not on a good deal here.
That's just the tip of the situation.
Personally speaking, am I anti-European Union, am I a Euro-sceptic, do I dislike it? Yes, yes I am and I do. Have I attempted to give it the benefit of the doubt and at least try to work it all out and see how it might be best for the UK to remain without being biased in any way? Absolutely, and I've came to the conclusion that the UK will be better off out of it. Am I anti-European, do I dislike Europe, do I dislike it's people? No, absolutely not, and I firmly believe the UK can have a healthy and flourishing relationship with Europe, and the rest of the world, without being a member of the European Union.
I could very easily write an essay about all this, but I think one or two "remain lots" on here would just cherry pick it anyway, in which case it's probably best to keep it simple yet, hopefully, effective. Voting Leave. I don't want unelected Eurocrats I've never heard of before deciding on "what's best" for my country.