Goodbye to all that: just what would we do if UK left EU?
What would we do if, or possibly when, Britain leaves the EU? In recent months the chances of Britain actually leaving the EU have risen sharply. It would still be a big move diplomatically for Whitehall but with 56pc of British people wanting to leave the EU outright, the next few years could be increasingly fraught for Britain and the EU.
And it is not just the British becoming increasingly disillusioned with the EU, the EU are becoming noticeably less inclined to understand the British position on many issues.
Tomorrow the British will be again cold-shouldered at an EU summit. The view from the continent seems to be that the British are a pain and if they left the EU, the EU could be just fine without them.