Soz about 'brains - I hadn't noticed. I have said on many a post that these 'Brexit' folk down here - many of whom I know well and are colleagues in one respect or another - are not stupid. Many are retired professionals, were in the armed services or police force, owned or ran businesses etc. But, my god, when it comes to the EU and Brexit, their starting point is one of suspicion and cynicism or little Englander or worse. Their reasoning: "The EU wants to start its own army - so that's enough for me - I want out." "It's political correctness gone mad - like that criminal who couldn't be deported because he owned a cat" (honest - that old chestnut was one of the lines) and most of the others revolved around 'too many immigrants'. Then there were the sprinklings of "Better off on our own" and "It's worth a go - it can't be worse than it is" etc etc. Here's the thing - almost to a person these folk aren't 'suffering' in any way from 'too much immigration' (we're in bludy Devon, for pity's sakes) or even from the credit crunch - many are retired, and comfortably so. Sometimes I couldn't help but be a bit pointed - when one moaned about Britain's condition and the current pressure put on 'us pensioners', I pointed out that pensioners are about the only group who are better off in the current climes - what about youngsters starting off, I asked? And I then had to point out - how many youngsters also own a second home in Spain? Yes, he looked abashed. Not ONE - not ONE SINGLE intelligent, informed or thoughtful remark was made as to how the UK would be better off 'out' and why being 'in' was a problem they could genuinely relate to. I do not exaggerate - not ONE. And that is from normal, bright people.