Well the United Kingdom still uses the Pound Sterling (and it would be a bad idea to give that up).
Germany wants the United Kingdom to remain as a balancing influence. I have no opinion on this either way, people in the United Kingdom would have to tell me.
I remember the opposition to the Chunnel, the tunnel under the English Channel and the fear it could be used an an invasion route. Easy to imagine a Colonel Blimp character carrying on about it. Keep Calm and Build the Chunnel could be a sign. I am imagining Berkeley Ballard, the Major in Fawlty Towers complaining about the Chunnel and the European Union in a show.
- Britain and EU agree like dog and cat (english.pravda.ru)
- European pundits eye British exit (bbc.co.uk)