You may be aware that here in the UK, there will be a referendum to ask the public if the UK should remain part of the European Union. Obviously there are a lot of issues, both economical and political and it's a complex decision. I suspect those politicians in favour just want more power. As to whether we will be better off economically if we're out, I don't know. I think we give a lot of money in subsidies to the EU, but not sure of the exact figures. I personally don't think I have enough information to make this decision, but what I do know is that before the EU we had two world wars due to political problems between countries. Since the EU, we've had peace among the member states. Is there any interest in this issue in the US? Apparently Obama is in favour of the UK staying in the EU. What do you think? I'm really short on information, so need to do a lot more research into the possible pros and cons. I really don't know what effect it will have on my daily life.