Re: EU friends apparantly
"The resulting posturing towards the UK will just push us towards closer union with the USA"
Ermm, do you consider that a good thing? How amenable to the UK's wishes do you expect the current occupant of the White House to be? (Remember trade barriers targeting aeroplane wings from Northern Ireland and steel from UK mills.)
Are you one of those folk who think we should replace EU food and safety standards (generally developed with a lot of UK input) by American ones (which the UK will not have influence over and which generally appear to be lower than EU ones)? Just asking.