All of my British friends (in the Royal Commonwealth Society) voted to leave because they agreed that being part of the EU was preventing Britain from restoring her great Empire. Israel has nothing to worry about =].
“When you return to your homes, when you return to your counties and your cities, you must tell to all those whom you can influence that the time is at hand, that, at least, it cannot be far distant, when England will have to decide between national and cosmopolitan principles. The issue is not a mean one. It is whether you will be content to be a comfortable England, modelled and moulded upon continental principles and meeting in due course an inevitable fate, or whether you will be a great country, – an imperial country – a country where your sons, when they rise, rise to paramount positions, and obtain not merely the esteem of their countrymen, but command the respect of the world.” – Benjamin Disraeli in 1872