We have gained little, if any, benefit in terms of trade in return for the costs of membership.
There is a danger that those of us with strong opinions are not always the best judges of balance.
Edward Bickham: To please Brexit zealots, the Government is getting its negotiation plan seriously wrong
We are in danger of asking for the wrong things, in the wrong way and on the wrong timescale.
Commentators underestimated our growth potential before the referendum – and some are still doing so.
Isabel Oakeshott: A new role for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They should become worldwide Ambassadors for Brexit.
The couple should sally forth to convey the message that Britain is ready and eager to seize the opportunities presented by liberation from Brussels.
They are grateful for The Beatles, parliamentary democracy, fair play and Manchester United.
Impartiality shouldn’t be mistaken for overlooking so much that is good about Britain.
Addressing their concerns is not only the right thing to do – it is also electorally sound in the long run.
Yet even if their concerns don’t ultimately lead to them backing someone else, these shouldn’t simply be dismissed as having no consequences.
Direct rule from Westminster is the proper unionist option.
James Dobson: Leaving the EU – but not Europe – must include remaining a proud signatory of the ECHR
The European Convention on Human Rights is critical to holding the UK together.
Richard Ali: Environmental payments. A safety net. And a sovereign fund. How to build a post-Brexit future for farming.
Get policy right, and our farmers and growers can, and will, innovate and seize the opportunities that change will undoubtedly bring.
On the eve of our conference, it’s clear that the Labour Party and the Welsh nationalists have yet to wake up to last June’s result.
John Penrose: Energy bills. We need a relative price cap – to boost choice, cut prices and stick it to the Big Six.
The lobbyists would hate a relative cap, because there would be less lobbying to do. Putting customers in the driving seat means fewer fat fees, and fat lunches.
A third of 2014 Yes voters supported Leave last year. There is an opportunity to split them away from Scottish secessionism.