Issues such as the Galileo project highlight what fools we have been with our money. Non-EU countries also invest into EU countries, China invests tens of billions of dollars into EU countries every year, buying everything from high tech companies to French vineyards. But when / if China ends it’s relationship with the EU it will be able to sell those investments and get it’s money back with a profit. We, on the other hand, having invested a few hundred billion Euros into the EU end our relationship, lose all that investment and now get a bill for £39 billion. Who are the mugs? It is time to stop throwing good money after bad.