Ah, little England - "for the UK and Europe"
"... for the UK and Europe ...": Quite where does the author think the UK is, either geographically or politically or economically?
Catch up with the last few thousand years of history, politics and your own origins. Makes one despair. The author is probably young enough to have been born in the EU, i.e. after UK was finally accepted into the EU and certainly long after the ancestors of most of us crossed that small channel of water that a strong man or woman can even swim across.
Really, no wonder this country is falling increasingly precipitately behind other European countries that, even in these difficult times, seem to be better for the average inhabitant while we puff out our chests to the nonsense printed in our newspapers and spouted by a would-be populist government whose main loyalty is to a corrupt, Americanised finance industry.