An FCO press release this morning confirms our new Europe Minister Caroline Flint intends to carry on in a long line of politicians telling us we should accept the EU institutions and all their problems because... we have European friends, take European holidays and eat European food.
She told an audience at the University of Leeds:
"Britain is an island nation, but our instinct is international - we shop at European fashion shops, we eat at pizzerias, we holiday on the Mediterranean. So why do people distrust the European Union and feel distant from its institutions?"
"If the EU didn't exist, in the last few weeks we would have wanted to create it."