Cameron delivered his message at the British Museum this morning, I believe.... Cameron is set to appeal to the nation’s nostalgia, harking back to pivotal moments in European history including Blenheim, Trafalgar, and Waterloo... (and the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain)
He’ll also remember how Winston Churchill “argued passionately for Western Europe to come together, to promote free trade, and to build institutions which would endure so that our continent would never again see such bloodshed." (Yahoo News)
The Churchill reference contains the words "Western Europe".
We're well beyond that now and the EU will drawn into expanding into Anatolia, Armenia, Syria, Lebanon and Israel - just as the Roman Empire was. Our EU and American friends in high places would like to include the Ukraine in that list, if possible.
Moscow and Tehran will, naturally, oppose such plans in western Eurasia and the Near East with everything at their disposal.
Beijing - with Moscow's support - will do the same in East Asia, in response to Obama's 'pivot' to that area in response to Chinese muscle flexing off the beaches of the South China Sea while building their new Great Wall around most of it to the chagrin of their neighbours.
The Great Game to define and carve out global spheres of influence will go on with or without 'Great' Britain, which is no longer a major player despite what certain people say about punching above weight. But, hang on in there GB if you want to shape it. Or would it be better just to stay at home and shape your own bit of it?