Only days now until the referendum, in or out. We're told it's needed because we've not had a say for a while. On that basis, we could have referenda on many issues, such as the monarchy, Nato, the Commonwealth, the UN and so on.
No, the fact is, this referendum is Cameron's Folly, a clever wheeze to fend off UKIP at the last general election.
The polls suggest a Brexit and by a wide margin. So, before our leaving the EU, some thoughts.
When we leave, the same argument over sovereignty can be used to leave Nato (do we want a war with Russia over the Ukraine, or Turkey, or some Baltic enclave?). I doubt we'd be so rational.
I think the non-EU companies which have invested heavily in the UK did so to sell easily into Europe. When we leave, these many jobs will go to Eastern Europe, causing widespread unemployment and loss of trade.
Those in the ruling Conservative Party who argue for Brexit are the right-wing rump who want to take us back to the Dark Ages of labour relations. They want to get rid of human rights in order to exploit us further. This they will now do.
That horde of Brits living in southern Europe, collecting their pensions and social security, using free health services, and those bar owners sending their kids to local schools, will get squeezed out like toothpaste. They want us to leave the EU, when the EU provides the basis for their being migrants. And they fail to see the irony.
Both the west country and where I live are the poorest parts of Britain; their only inward-investment is from the EU - and these are the people most anxious for Brexit. Now we see why they're so poor.
Brexiteers love to wave their Union Jack, yet Brexit will cause Scotland to leave the UK (regardless of whatever parliament says) and so end the UK. How long until the monarchy goes?
The motive for Brexit is, we're told, nostalgia. They really want to retreat to that black and white Britain where gays are illegal and victimised, women have few rights, Blacks and Asians are targets, when we had one week's vacation a year, doffed our caps to the bosses and never questioned the great and good as they fiddled with our kids - really? If that's true, Brexiteer's are suffering from a delusion.
I've listened to the Brexit arguments on trade, realising how they will be used later to bargain with the EU. But they won't work, because as in a messy divorce, reason will be the first casualty. Not only is there going to be a lot of resentment in Europe, Brexit is increasingly being seen as an existential threat. Whatever problems we have now with Europe, it can get a lot, lot worse. Think immigration is a problem, wait till France decides to get ugly.
Immigration, the big question for many, but not for me. The days of mass immigration - post-WW2 when we invited West Indians to help us rebuild, and the 70s when we took Asians expelled from East Africa - are history and there's nothing anyone can do about any of that. Now, we have some Eastern Europeans coming here to work. They are called migrants, but I ask: do the British retirees living it up in Spain call themselves migrants? The EU workers are just that, workers, and they come and go. The migration debate is a fraud.
My final thought concerns government, because with the Opposition parties all wanting to stay in the EU, and the governing party divided, Cameron and his allies will get thrown out and the Conservative Party will disintegrate. Who rules, then? I mean, just who, exactly, is going to vote for the legislation needed for Brexit and then deal with the ensuing mess?
How can a British patriot say de Gaul was right to keep us out of Europe? How can a party with just one seat in parliament cause such havoc? I know I can't see the future, but I've heard an earthquake coming from a long way off.
I've already voted, so now I'm just going to sit back and laugh as the turkeys who vote for Christmas get what's coming.