Mr Jose Barroso, thinks we will make an "historic mistake" if we leave the EC. He may be right, but staying within the EC at any cost to the UK is not an option, The UK is keen on a single common market - a level playing field - but seeks ultimate control over its own borders and laws. These are aspirations shared by many EC countries. They are reasonable wishes for our parliament to reign supreme in the UK.
Personally I hope we don't leave the EC, but that the EC will change somewhat. If the EC does not change we may have no choice but to leave them to it. I cannot imagine the EC not changing. Were we to leave, I bet we won't be the last. I cannot see it being a disaster for the UK. Other countries manage. The benefits of membership have to outweigh the downsides.
By the way I am not a UKIP supporter. I am very much a floating voter and have no idea who I shall be voting for in the UK General Election next spring. It will be a difficult decision.
See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29684585 .