When Britain, with Denmark and Ireland, joined the EU on January 1, 1973 there were then 9 countries in the EU ! Britain came with its dowry and a solid reputation earned after two World Wars ! It was welcomed and recognised as being a real Partner, not only in Europe but on the International Stage.
Since then, the Aims, Ideals and Dreams of the EU have changed ! The European UNION no longer protects its Frontiers, there is INSECURITY, there is a rampant INVASION of IMMIGRANTS and particularly for ECONOMIC reasons, the freedom of the circulation of goods and people has been adopted as a fundamental EU rule in its Treaties !
There are now 27 EU country members instead of just 9 in 1973 ! BUT, any changes to Treaties requires the unanimous vote of all 27 countries. This has now become virtually impossible to obtain ! In fact, several countries would also like to "do a Brexit", because the EU has become moribund, stagnant ! The EU cannot change anything easily because of its own rules !
BUT, the EU, or Brussels, now wants to impose "HARD BREXIT" conditions ! It wants Britain to pay to leave the Jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ! But, Brussels also seems to want Britain to ensure future EU SECURITY, or pay compensation !
Is it not already obvious that the EU must change to ensure its own future ? Has the EU not noticed the regular increase of Nationalist Party support in recent National General Elections ?
EU politicians must react ! EU member countries are watching the Brexit Negotiations !