I believe that collaboration and cooperation leads to community while confrontation and competition leads to conflict. 

Collaboration and cooperation within the EU and its predecessors has maintained the peace in Europe for 60 years, has consolidated democracy in former dictatorships, and promoted wealth and prosperity across all its members.

In a global world where real power lies with the multinational states and corporations, the EU provides a beacon of hope for fairness, tolerance and compassion.  Without the strength of the EU, England will be the pawn of powerful forces that no nation state can resist.

Ruth St John