Re: If not doing something because it was "inconvenient" was the ciriteria for Brexit..
"The real reason is that the UK will no longer get juicy contracts to work on the thing. "
Yup and that's due to rules that the UK rammed through on behalf of the USA to keep China out of Gallileo.
You're right about Gallileo contracts being the tip of the iceberg. A _LOT_ of contracts have been ripped up and that started with any potential/under negotiation ones being ripped up the morning after the referendum.
karma is such a bitch.