Re: Someone remind me
I don't recall exactly, but I am pretty sure that they are the same people.
The UK also pushed very hard for the rules that explicitly exclude non-EU countries from building any part of Galileo.
So the Government knew, and the EU have simply decided that they are going to follow the rules that the UK wrote and agreed upon back when Galileo was first being funded.
Oh, and the EU can grant non-EU states access to the high-precision signal - on a time-limited basis and at their discretion, and can withdraw it whenever they feel like.
The difference is that EU members get it automatically, all the time.
That's what "taking back control" means. Their project, their rules. Leaving a club means you no longer get to use the bar whenever you like.