Being from the US of A, I know I'm not even a novice in all of this. It only matters to me in my investments, but I think/know that is only short term (for me). Though, the thing that would have gotten me -- and thus me voting for exit -- would have been the concentration of wealth and power in Belgium. Or that at least is the way it is portrayed here -- that most of the reaction was due to that. The standardizations and scientific achievement and the common market and the sharing of culture seem to me to have been a great part of the EU. But the big money brokers wanting their share and wanting to declare policy from afar I don't like. That same thing has led to a political shift in the USA, that the persons in Washington DC making the policy are not a bit beholding to the persons that are affected by the policy. I might get hurt, in the short/mid term by going against it, but I think it in my best interest to try to deny or limit their power in the long term. I'm just hoping that nothing drastic happens to the production and sale of Scotch and Irish Whiskey. That would be a dastardly crime.