"[...] & tolerant & a far larger market & mostly lacking in ant-Democratic edicts and directives)"
Tolerant is the last word I would use for many of the Commonwealth countries. With some notable exceptions like Canada, New Zealand, and Australia - many of the others are still promoting Victorian colonial era bigotry under the guise of religious piety. Not to mention institutionalised corruption and cronyism.
Some members of the Tory Party would probably be happy to see those standards imposed in the UK as part of trade deals.