Brexit would have its benefits, but staying in the EU will cost United Kingdom its independence
Had it not been for Nigel Farage's dogged determination in shaming the Prime Minister into holding the referendum, June 23 would just be another day. Instead, our renamed 'Independence Day' will be the biggest decision of our lives.
So far, the pundits are calling it that the remainers won on the economy and the outers clinched it on migration. So be it - and all the better when the Tories set aside their internecine internal war over who will replace David Cameron.
Two points. First, Cameron and George Osborne and their likes aren't interested in self-determination, self-belief and self-confidence, less still in being masters of our own destiny. Their strategy is built around anti-Brexit predictions by Establishment economists. Remember, "It's the economy, stupid"? If so, factor this in.
Business people succeeding without the multi-corporate mentality, trade unions, competent entrepreneurs and global traders aren't stupid.
It will be they - not political chameleons - who will risk their own money in the markets to ensure the United Kingdom's future prosperity.
Second, I know the benefits Brexit will bring. But forget the promised EU reforms.
Should this great nation turn turkey and crawl back to Merkel and Hollande, this is the list of demands Cameron and Co will be given: join the Eurozone, hand over border controls, implement freedom of movement and sign your armed services over to the EU under the anticipated elected president of a federal United States of Europe.
Bang goes sovereignty. Out go reforms. Forget negotiations. Do as you are told. The sell-out is complete. We are no longer British, nor is the Queen our head of state.
As I said, 'Independence Day' - June 23 - will be the biggest decision of our lives.
Ukip leader in Northern Ireland