I believe in anthropogenic global warming. Love Europe, can't stand the EU. I believe people should be as mobile as capital. I helped a Syrian refugee get into Europe in the face of EU officials who were treating refugees like cattle and locking them up in old communist prison camps. "The jungle" is in Calais, which is in the EU, under their jurisdiction.
Leaving the EU may well harm me financially, it will probably cause me legal problems as I live in mainland Europe. I hope that Brexit causes the whole EU to collapse. It's a corrupt, crumbling empire and it has only been in existence for a few decades. What would it be like if it continued for another century? Reforming the EU from within is just wishful thinking
I travelled extensively around Eastern Europe, met ordinary people, witnessed slave labour, and on occasion I spoke with EU officials. They didn't have a clue what was happening and they didn't care. They pumped funding into the biggest cities and left small towns and villages to rot. They dished out money to the corrupt and unworthy and rigged markets in favour of the biggest multinational businesses.
I obtained a small amount of EU funding for an NGO, but it was, frankly, a pittance and the procedure for getting it involved a year's work and so much paperwork that we only broke even because of a friendly local recycling center which bought our waste paper. This funding was supposed to help the rural economy, but most of the money went, one way or other, to big business: stationers, telecommunications companies, big supermarkets etc. Putting people behind desks in a city seemed to be high priority.
One incident amongst many prompted me to report corruption. A charlatan masquerading as an environmentalist was attempting to divert and steal the public water supplies in his area for his own use. I later found out that him and his partners in crime had received funding as part of an international project setting standards for "sustainable community water use". The EU anti-corruption agency responded that it wasn't a big enough problem to "significantly impact their budget". Lies and hypocrisy were not something they cared about. But of course the really big time corruption isn't going to get investigation by EU officials, because EU officials and politicians are the guilty parties.
I watched as Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU and saw that every time the EU "regulated" something, the standards dropped and the public got screwed. First dairy farming was regulated and most of the Bulgarian dairy farmers went out of business or went underground, selling milk in reused plastic bottles from car boots. The EU declared that the country had a milk shortage because the supermarkets couldn't find enough licensed milk producers. They were completely oblivious to the pensioners milking their own cows and goats, supplying their families from the vast areas of grass in this underpopulated country, and when they realised, they tried to regulate them out of existence, offering 5 euros a year for each ear tagged and registered goat. Baiting the mousetrap. Giving with one hand and taking with the other. Meanwhile the cheese which had once been a prized delicacy got "cut" with vegetable oil.
Alcohol was regulated next. The local beers, made simply from water, malt and hops were one by one bought out by Carlsberg and Heineken. There were crackdowns on homemade wine and brandy, and then the country was flooded with fake alcoholic drinks. I remember opening a shop bought bottle of wine to find that it was a watery mix of sugar, food colouring and god knows what else.
The Brexit vote brought out the lunatic fringe in force, the racists, conspiracy theorists and global warming deniers.
But in many respects Britain is already more liberal, more environmental, more egalitarian than the EU requires. It's certainly more democratic. It's not the EU that has done this, it's the British public, and all across Europe you will find similar stories. The EU has imposed itself like a dead weight onto civil society. The pressure groups with the most funding and connections get the loudest voices, but the causes remain the same and it is ordinary people that drive for change.
I don't want to hear that an environmental lobby group has received money from the EU, to publicise, lobby and ask the EU to do something about global warming. This is a feedback loop and it achieves very little except making the most opportunistic person in the environmental group into the EU's pet. I want people to stop polluting so much. End of story.
Nigel Farage is an elitist rich kid. The only difference between him and Cameron is his view on Europe.
Getting back to the point, Jeremy Clarkson spoke up for remain. I'm guessing he doesn't believe in AGW, but I don't know for sure as I always regarded him as an amusing troll and never paid him much attention.
Many years ago I took part in a demonstration against the EU with a coalition of various left wing environmental groups including one called the Green socialists. There were about 10 of us in total :-) heavily outnumbered by right wingers. The aim was to show that not all opponents of the EU were right wing nationalists, and we failed miserably. However, surveys have shown that trade unionists for instance are highly sceptical of the EU. Many anarchists are both anti EU and environmental. For whatever reason, right wingers are dominating the debate against the EU, while left wing and environmental opponents of the EU are numerous but not vocal.