Re: EU friends apparantly
I'm amused that you're getting downvoted for the completely uncontentious statement that the UK can't feed itself.
The UK cannot feed itself.
It can't now, and it couldn't in WW2. That's coming up to eighty years ago.
We still have some manufacturing left (i.e. (non British) cars), but a lot of it has disappeared. We are part of a worldwide supply chain using parts from many other countries. Standards are part and parcel of this.