That sounds more like an argument against the wealthy elite than for independence. Then back around from the South-East through to Scotland and Wales... As we all must know by now, one of the long-term goals of the EU is to turn Europe into some kind of united state. Gaining independance from the United Kingdom and then joining the EU (with the remainder of said United Kingdom) just sounds like independence for independence sake, i.e. pointless, and done just to either prove that "you can", or to **** off the people who never wanted to split up the UK at all. I disagree. I believe that is EXACTLY what it is doing. The "team" I was rooting for seemed to get out quite well.