As to your own response elsewhere as thinking it was ‘poor form’ to expect more from the Eu than you put in, that is truly hilarious. We, the Brits, have put in hundreds of billions more than we have got out. If many of the net receivers were asked to make a positive contribution the clamour for Referendums would be deafening.
As always you are thinking only of money... and money in absolute terms rather than the "value" that being part of "Europe" has added to the UK which far exceeds probably even the Gross contributions the UK made to "Europe".
Do you think Nissan and Honda would have come to UK without being part of "Europe"?
Do you think the UK would have been a world leader in scientific research without being part of "Europe"?
Do you think the UK's influence on the world would have been as significant without being part of "Europe"?
Do you really think the UK would have been as prosperous without being part of "Europe"?
Actually I suspect that your answer to all those questions will be Yes... but my opinion is that the UK is prosperous and strong BECAUSE its part of the EU not despite it. Thats not "talking the country down" as many politicians would have you believe ... its facing the reality that in an increasingly global world (and leaving the EU is not going to change that) be are (were) stronger as part of the EU than we can ever be on our own.
Trump and others applaud Brexit, not because they think the UK will be stronger on its own, but because they see that isolated from the protection of "Europe" the UK will be easier to manipulate. The idea of the UK being the 51st state seems closer than ever!
But anyway you miss the point ... Cameron's so called negotiation was a perfect example - his demands of the EU were that - blackmail demands. "Do this, this and this for the UK; otherwise I will support the UK leaving the EU". There was nothing about how the EU could be improved for the need of the UK AND for the EU as a whole.