Much EU rhetoric sounds as if that is what they want to offer, so that they can terrify the rest of their captive citizens into not being tempted to follow.
And that sums up perfectly the attitude of Juncker, Barnier, Tusk, Verhofstadt and their shameful fellow-travellers.
Quite how anyone in the UK, even arch-Remaniacs, could now ever see it as desirable, advantageous or acceptable for the UK to continue be a part of the EUssr - given what we have established since 23 June 2016 is the EU hierarchy's true attitude to the UK - is simply beyond belief.
We always knew that the EU treated the UK with increasing disrespect over the years, but it has only come home to me since the Referendum just how deep and strong that disrespect actually is. One might have imagined that those idiots would at least have treated the UK with the consideration and respect appropriate to one of its only 4 or 5 contributors, but those EUrogoons were so stupid and so arrogant that they never seriously believed that the UK would go as far as to vote to ditch their failed project and rotten, sinking ship.