I’ve always thought it is better to be part of something bigger.

The problems facing us in the twenty first century, whether energy and climate change, poverty, terrorism or cyber-crime are all global problems. They are too big and complex to be dealt with by one nation acting alone. By using our collective power and influence we, as part of the European Union, can help solve these issues far more effectively. Outside the EU we will be consumed with merely trying to survive as a ‘sovereign’ nation and we will lose the respect and influence we’ve always enjoyed on a global stage. This means that we will not be part of delivering a better world.

Ruth St John