"SJ, I think you should leave the EU. Britain is only a burden preventing the EU to move forward."
I agree, I think it's because we are an "island" nation with the mindset to match but our governments insist on acting contrary to the British public's majority consensus.
The consequences for GB from the perspective of the British public seem to be largely negative especially with the new and freer migration rules.
As an angler, I am becoming alarmed, as are many others, at the activities of largely Eastern European people wholesale wiping out our native fish stocks with illegal catch methods. The de facto custom in GB is catch-and-release not catch-and-eat-everything-you-can. I'm seriously thinking about setting up a pressure group to increase the size of the penalties to more punitive levels and get our Environment Agency to take this more seriously. This is just one example of the effect of relations with Europe from a British perspective. I will say, to balance this, that it has enabled more rights for minority groups like gay people which is a good thing.