From: Paul Minter, Constable Way, Bexhill
I have to keep repeating that for your average person Brexit is not about politics or the complex legal arrangements we have with Europe. So what is it about?
One area is personal identity. We can be proud of our town - Bexhill. Proud of our country - England. Proud of being British.
But for many people there is no sense of being proud of being European.
Many people around the world have that larger identity. Those proud of being African. Proud of being American.
They hold it alongside their other smaller identities.
If, quite rightly, we are going to proceed with one person one vote, politicians and commentators need to address the public on Brexit in a way they can actually relate to.
If a person doesn’t hold an identity of being proud of being European, yes they will automatically want to distance themselves by Leaving Europe.
I would suggest turning away from trying to win people to a political side, Leave or Remain, and rather ask the simple question...
Can you be proud of identifying as European?