I'm pretty much the opposite of the alleged stereotypical Mail reader... I'm not right wing, not racist, not scared of change or stuck in my ways and definitely not disgusted of Tunbridge Wells! I worked within the EU bureaucracy for a few years, so I'm just not quite so blinkered about what goes on, plus I've learned a whole lot more this past couple of years. In fact, I've learned so much, that I'd definitely change my vote if there were another referendum... I would unhesitatingly vote to leave.
As for an EU army and conscription, Juncker called for an EU army in 2014... the proposal was defeated but several other leading eurocrats remain quite vocal that this is a good way forward. Interestingly EU treaties already allow for the development of defence policies that may lead to joint defence action, so even now there's nothing in the rules to prevent the annexing of armies for joint action... under EU military control. I think there's a very strong likelihood that any new proposal for an EU army could be voted in as the tide changes. Ours would be one less vote in opposition, whichever way Brexit turns out! Compulsory conscription... last year France introduced a phased programme of national service for all 16 year olds. Sweden and Lithuania have also reintroduced it and many other EU states that abolished conscription in the 1990s are actively looking into bringing it back.