I’m going to tell you a true story by way of analogy;
A man I know had a poor relationship with his first wife and when she finally threw him out, he had holes in his shoes and didn’t have a pair of socks to his name.
He was a good hard working and intelligent man and soon managed to earn enough to buy a set of decent clothes, becoming a desireable “catch” who was dating several women at once.
Eventually one of these took hm home to the house she used to share with her husband and which she took off him in the divorce.
She put a lot of effort into making him a valuable “work-commodity” with him doing the work amd she controlling the “Purse strings.”
That was 30 years ago. Now he has an e-mail address (but it doesn’t ever get a reply) He has a mobile phone which only works when he is not at their house (signal lacking). ALL e-mail communications have to be sent to “Her” and he has not been allowed to speak to one of his daughters (has has two by his first wife) for over 20 years, since the daughter “said something” to “her”. He has a six year old grand-daughter he has never seen. The other daughter is “In and out” of his life, but agin only allowed to communicate through “Her”
He has not spoken to his best friend for over 20 years, since the friend “said something to her”
He is about to lose his only brother on the same basis.
Between the two of tehm and the “Company” they have around £6-£7 million, debt free.
But he is clearly subject to “Coercive control” (recently Criminalised in the uk) and I have said to him severa times “Why don’t you just load up your 4x4 and move into your own house ?” “Just run away !”
He never will of course and when he dies (He is already over 30 stone), his kids will get nothing, she will steal the lot.
I think THAT is how a good many of us in the UK feel about “Our” relationship with the EU !
To quote from the end of the Film “Braveheart” - FREEDOM !