I am in strongly favor of the UK leaving the EU and I will be voting that way.
My primary argument is a very simple principle-based argument. I support the principle of secession, without exceptions. That is, I believe that any group of individuals has a right to dissociate themselves from any other group of individuals, if they so wish. It does not matter what size the group is. It could be a single individual. No one should be forced to belong to any group they do not wish to belong to.
This immediately implies, of course, that I not only support the UK seceding from the EU, but that I also support:
- The UK or EU seceeding from any world governmental organisation, like the UN, IMF or WTO
- Scotland seceeding from the UK, or Catalonia from Spain, or Veneto from Italy, etc
- The establishment of free cities and free communities, independent from any nation state
- Individuals seceeding from their government to become self-governing.
To me, these things all go together. Either you support the principle of secession, the principle of freedom of association, or you don't. I do.
I have not seen this argument raised in the Brexit debate so far. I do not expect to see it raised. The reason is obvious. If the principle of secession is raised, then it is clear that these principles apply at a lower levels than just the limited question of whether the UK should secede from the EU. Anyone who suggests that the UK should secede from the EU on principle cannot then consistently oppose, for example, the secession of Scotland from the UK, because the principled argument is exactly the same: no one should be forced to belong to any group they do not wish to belong to.