puffone 5pts The assumption of the author and the comment of Nephilm are all focused on the UK mood with the EU. But what about the mood ot the EU people and partners regarding the stay in/out of UK in EU? I remember perfectly the UK boycotting of the six EU founding members struggling for a united Europe via the making up of the Free Trade Agreement with the Nordic states. The failure of that, the knocking on the door to enter the EU, the long waiting out the door because of De Gaule withstand. Indeed you are right: basically, the mood of UK people is against EU integration, the mood ot the EU continental people is for better integration. Given that the gap is so wide, the best for anybody is the UK leaving the EU rather than impairing the EU integration.A status for UK like Norway, Iceland in the EES is more suitable. The cons is a poor saying in the EU directives and regolaments.