What Nigel Farage doesn't understand is that the "United Kingdom" is an artificial union caused by the TREATY OF UNION signed in 1707. It was passed by parliamentary ratification despite the HUGE PROTESTS in the streets.
Now tell me, what where the ramifications of the Treaty of Union?
Because of the treaty of union, United Kingdom became one of the most powerful empires in the world, they controled 35%~ of the world population,english has become an international language and the United Kingdom today is one of the richest nations.
But still, it was done against the will of the people, because people think that "national identity" is more important than their childrens future. But yet, scotland and wales are still well known countries in the world.
Now the world is globalizing, with nations like China, India, Brazil, Russia the old nations of europe alone, don't stand a chance, but together the Europeans can bring prosperity to their citizens.
English spy in Scotland during 1707:
"A Scots rabble is the worst of its kind," he reported, "for every Scot in favour there is 99 against"
Albert Einstein "Nationalism is an infantile disease, its the measles of mankind"
In 5 or 6 centuries, anti nationalists will fight a battle on a new front, against the EUIP. The victory will probably lead to the unification of Humanity.