So was everyone else. Britain joined the EC barely two decades after WW2. I was two years old. It’s probably hard for us to imagine today what a long shadow the war cast over Europe.
Of course it’s impossible to say what would have happened if the UK had never joined the EU, but in recent years at least, the positives have been outweighed by the negatives. Hence (I think) IbisWtf’s comment about the UK’s present weakness. Of course it’s not all the EUs fault that the UK is a shithole, but there are some specific dysfunctional features of EU rules that you can point to and say, yeah, that just isn’t going to work.
Quite correct. But for some reason, May doesn’t realise this.