lol yes I do know that HK is part of China The only poll that's been published in the UK today shows majority support for Cameron's use of the veto, UK polls consistently show a eurosceptic majority. I'd be surprised if europe slammed the door on trade with UK even if we did exit EU. We'd be more competitive without all the red tape thats for sure but who knows how things will pan out either way. I'm pretty confident that we've enough intelligent people to make our way in the world Of course I can't speak for the markets and what they'll do tomorrow although you'd be hard pressed to find a market expert who believes the 26-country accord does anything to address the current crisis or would address the inbalances within the euro zone. An interesting audio clip (second audio clip on the following webpage) with Martin Wolf really sums it up: http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1209/euro-business.html#audio I can't speak for the people either but then the EU leaders can't either having not asked them. There were some interesting & differing opinions in the CNN poll http://edition.cnn.com/2011/images/12/09/cnn.european.poll.results.9dec11.pdf though with such highlights as only 1 in 3 french respondents believing that they should continue to use the euro indefinitely. Interesting times ahead, you never know Cameron may well have saved the EU by vetoing it's institutions being tied to a currency union which may or may not survive in it's current form, perhaps the EU will survive it's fall... that'd certainly upset the Conservatives Incidentally on the issue of the use of EU institutions this was an interesting quote: (http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/44989) http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,802678,00.html http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b030b7f6-2419-11e1-bbe6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1gGExRY3k So despite all the hot-air from Sarkozy, how long will it be before UK gets its opt-outs?