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    1. Hello, United Kingdom, it’s the United States of America here, and we need to talk.

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    1. Hello, United Kingdom, it’s the United States of America here, and we need to talk.

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    2. We understand that you chose to split up with the EU, and we’re cool with it, but we thought we’d tell you how we see it.

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    3. When you entered the Common Market you negotiated the creation of Regional Funds.

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    4. In 1979 you began pushing a policy involving further coordination of Foreign Policy in Europe.

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    5. In 1983 you renegotiated the Common Fisheries Policy.

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    6. And 1983 was also the year that you were so proud that you had played your part in cementing peace within the European Community.

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    8. In 1988 you were excited when you launched the Single Market.

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    9. In 1991 you secured an agreement that would see community members fined if they did not live up to their responsibilities.

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    10. In 1992 you set the EU on the route to further expansion.

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    11. It was also 1992 when you also began to push for the ex-Soviet states’ entrance to the community.

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    12. In 1997 you pushed for a reform of voting involving the use of QMV in areas that were unanimous before.

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    13. In 1998 you were instrumental in bringing the WEU defence programme into the EU, and led greater defence collaboration.

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    14. By 2001 the budget was starting to come down year on year, and it wasn’t the first time.

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    15. In 2005 you voted to speed up Turkey accession, and by 2010 you were the only country fighting for that.

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    16. In 2006 you began convinced the EU to adopt energy efficient lightbulbs.

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    18. The open voting reform you sought was in place.

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    19. We were all delighted when you seemed to be taking the mature step of taking control of your destiny.

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    20. Then one day you said you needed to chat and you met up with the EU to discuss your issues.

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    21. I was under the impression the EU gave you almost everything you asked for, including additional security measures.

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    22. Then you went away and announced that you were leaving, which is totally cool, and we respected that.

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    23. But then you said the EU gave you nothing, and you couldn’t protect your borders.

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    24. You said it wouldn’t reform, you had lost 76 out of 2466 votes, and it forced you to do things you didn’t want to.

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    25. The irony that you only knew that because of the reform you got did not escape us in the USA.

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    26. Largely because that 76 number included votes you didn’t take part in because they were in the area of your opt outs.

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    27. We thought you were just having a funny 5 minutes, until you said you didn’t have control of the direction the EU was taking.

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    28. That you don’t like the EU forcing those energy saving lightbulbs on you.

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    29. That you want to leave the EU because it is pushing for Turkey to join.

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    31. That you had no idea why the EU needed a military, and why it was pushing for further defence collaboration.

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