The larger question that we must ourselves as a society is why so many walk into our friend's second, third, or fourth home, gasping in awe and admiration. Why do we value that which hurts so many of our brothers and sisters? It is time for us to have a frank discussion about greed and exploitative economic practices.
We would also need to transcend our condescending attitudes towards Europe and abandon our sense of god-given self-importance. In short, if Britain wants to be independent, we needed to realise first that we are not "special" unless we put in the thought and effort that is required to make ourselves so.