So Nicolas Sarkozy has popped over to schmooze the UK about how great France is going to be in the next few years. He has also . Now I for one live in the EU and don't see any real reason why the UK is not a full member, as by not being the UK PLC has lost a lot of benefits. Not just the millions of revenue from the last 3-month US dollar roller coaster. I know little about the EU' s workings in reality (OK some farmers in France/Germany/Italy - enter any country including the UK of course How much does HM the Queen make in set aside ? have ripped off the EU ( or so I have heard) as do the EMEP's and bla bla bla . The list goes on but what is the real reason behind the FEAR of becoming a full member state? Just wondering if there is a real reason behind it. i.e. UK PLC is stronger Financially/Economically/Militarily as a none member member or just the UKs Xenophobia.