Is it time to leave the EU? MEP and award-winning political writer Daniel Hannan argues for a British exit ahead of the coming referendum. Hannan argues that the EU is past its sell-by date, rendered obsolete by technological advances, has been shrinking economically, and is less relevant to our economic needs than ever. He shows that any renegotiation is doomed to fail: the EU can t reform, can t be democratic, and can t be divorced from its goal of ever-closer political union. Staying in does not mean staying the same and a vote to leave far from being the risky choice is actually the safe one. Finally Hannan demonstrates that Britain doesn t have to stay in the EU to remain at the heart of Europe and considers the global role a confident nation freed from EU strictures could play."