I hate to say it, because I first visited the UK in 1973, at 11, but Europe (the EU) will be better off without the UK.
If the UK had left at Maastricht in 1991, the EU would probably be closer to a US of Europe than it is now.
I realize that that may not be fair to the pro EU Britons but after all, of the 48% that voted for the EU, only a fraction did so on non-economic reasons. And the EU is not only about economics.
As May herself pointed out in her Scottish speech, you either believe in a union or not. And most Britons don't believe in Europe. Never did.
The UK of course should be given Single Market access without free movement. The mere suggestion that it should shows how un-European the majority of the UK is.
Sorry folks, reality bites.
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