Re: @anon: This is what it looks like outside the EU.
> That seems pretty petulant and zero-sum to me.
That's Brexit for you!
The Brexiteers who went on and on about how the UK owed the EU zero etc. etc. were being very very petulant and childish.
Brexit means heads the EU wins, tails the UK losses, the ardent Brexiteers don't see reality, just like those who couldn't see the emperor wasn't wearing any clothes. This isn't to say that all is good with the EU, just an acceptance of reality and the way our economy is now structured.