I thought it would be good to discuss this matter, as the referendum is nearing, with June or July this year seen as the most likely period for it to take place. Recent polls indicate that the 'yes' is ahead for the time being (around 53%), driven by fears in relation to the most recent refugees wave, so it's not out of the question that the EU will have to do without the UK in the near future. So, five or six months ahead of this crucial vote, what are your feelings? UK inhabitants, how do you think the UK will do outside of Europe? What will the consequences be and would it be a good thing for your country (more independence) or an economical disaster, as many economists point out these days (for instance the likely loss of London as financial center of the EU)? Foreigners inside the EU, do you think the EU can cope without one of it's founding members? No doubt, with the EU accepting a lot of new members lately, the influence of Germany and France will become even more important, and a shift towards Eastern Europe could happen, with Poland and the Czech Republic gaining more influence possibly? Or will it change nothing? Foreigners outside the EU, do you care about it at all? Would UK's influence in the world increase as a result (ie. reinforcing links with the Commonwealth states), or would it be reduced? Please vote according to your status, as it will make this little poll a bit more meaningful, and explain the reasons of your vote. Cheers!