Explains a lot:
Of course France would never in a thousand years have considered giving a British firm the contract to make its medals. Quite right, too. The reason why we have even discussed awarding such a contract to the French is that we believe, as they do not, in the absolute rule of law – the thing which distinguishes us from all the rest of Europe. So when we sign an agreement saying our markets are open, we mean it. And when they sign it, they don’t. The only way we would ever prosper in the EU is if we sank to their standards.
Source: Sunday Mail.