Being part of the EU is futile for this country, most Europeans hate our guts and frankly want nothing to do with us. We're just a bit of extra cash for the EU, all their policies seem set up to prevent us from taking advantages of the benefits of the union and generally speaking many Europeans regards the British as being far removed from continental Europe and frankly see us as being exactly the same as Americans. We'd be better to just become a state of the USA and adopt the dollar. Inevitably we're eventually going to be using the Euro, a currency even more alien to us than the Dollar. Frankly I don't see why we even joined. When the EU was founded De Gaulle did all he could to keep us out of it, claiming that our natural alligence is with America and not Europe, and he was right. Our natural alligence is not with the Frogs or the Kruats, they're alien to us. Our alligence lies with the Commonwealth and the USA. We should have never destroyed those ties to go into union with some bitter continentals whose union is institutionally againgst us and is frankly a crap deal for us.