Granted, we could gift away the authority to make increasing numbers of decisions on increasing numbers of topics to a foreign government. Which is great for Britain. Until it isn't.This is the point.
Every day I am using boxes standardized by UN, barrels bottles...
Much about safety and transportation is regulated by UN.
I dont' feel governed by UN neither by EU but I feel the positive impact of both in my life.
If you commit a crime you are arrested and judged by UK officials not by EU.
Controversial political matters like health, education, taxes are decided on national level.
The EU gives me a more efficient currency, a more efficient market, a more efficient passport and id card.
It makes the difference every time you travel/buy/sell/send.
A pretty significant benefit.
At which point we find the EU has taken authority from us but they are not responsible to us.
If you would say that Britain is rather well governed by Brussels then you must surely think that the EU should expand its areas of benevolent and effective governance. This must surely include expansion both geographically and topically. Surely you would not say that the EU is great at dealing with issuing passports but not competent to deal with policing?
We have to remember that the objective of the EU, like its predecessor organisations, is the elimination of European nation states.
For us today therefore, the issue is not how well do certain people govern the country of Britain but whether they are democratically responsible to the British people.
No British government has the right to gift away the governing of Britain to any body, no matter how competent and well intentioned they might seem right now.