My usual default position is anything David Cameron thinks is a good thing i am against so it is quite awkward that i find myself on the same side of the fence as the Conservative Party leader as we both think it is in the countries interest to remain in the EU.
I wasn't previously concerned about the In/Out referendum on 23rd June as the polls continually showed the 'NO' vote in the minority and was relaxed that my fellow Brits would do the sensible thing and stick with the EU, but suddenly things don't seem quite so clear-cut.
The warnings that food prices will rise, three million jobs will be at risk, EU membership is worth £3,000 per household, the economy will suffer, national security will be at stake and we will lose free healthcare on holiday don't seem to hold sway anymore as the No are hammering the immigration line, saying that it is all about 'control immigration' and taxes going to Poles and Romanians claiming benefits and mentioning camps of immigrants at Calais just waiting to invade our shores and suck up Job Seekers Allowance.
The only argument that i have heard so far that has stopped 'NO' people mid moan is how the Premier League would be decimated as European players would not qualify for work permits if Britain quit the EU and treated them as overseas footballers and two thirds of them presently playing would not meet the criteria currently used for non-Europeans to get a work visa.
All 20 Premier League clubs have at least one player who would be affected if these rules were used on the current squads. Sunderland would be left with no goalkeepers, while Swansea would be reduced to just one attacking player. Newcastle would lose six midfielders.
Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Swansea City would lose nine players each so rather than just concentrate on the economic benefits, would be useful to throw having to wave goodbye to footballers into the equation.