Yesterday the Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar told the BBC: '"The European Union is a union of 27 member states. The UK is only one country. And we have a population and a market of 450 million people.' He was arguing that the UK is
Yes it is true that the European Union is a union of 27 countries.
However as Alexander Von Schoenburg recently pointed out in a British newspaper: 'Your economy is bigger than the 18 smallest EU countries combined. This means in economic terms that the EU will lose not just one member state — but shrink from 28 members to ten.'
Leo Varadkar should remember that arrogance is never attractive and that a little more modesty would go a long way.
The United Kingdom may be a country of modest size but it has the fifth largest economy in the world.