We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The problem with the EU is: They could have written an agreement that would have created an economic union and a free trade arrangement on one page of paper. What they did put together is an intrusive and abusive agreement that stole the political power of the individual citizens and the sovereign nations and gave that power to a handful of elite.
Even this would not be terrible if the "rulers" were pro-Europe and reasonable people. But for inexplicable reasons these leaders seem committed to destroy old Europe and replace it with a European caliphate.
If England does vote to exit the EU they will face retribution and experience that abuse of power by the Euro elite. They should brace themselves for this and they should take affirmative action to counter it. However, if England does leave I expect the rest of the EU will begin to unravel.
They should do it because they still have some pride in being English and because they don't want to be ruled by a faceless, unelected bureaucracy over which they have no control whatsoever and that has no interest in them or what they want, but rather governed by democratic decisions.