Some Britons, the kind who own Cowboy Capitalism, favor free markets, and don't want global tests for UK foreign policy, have voiced concerns about signing Britain over to the European Union.
But according to the Times, it's all about tea and bigotry.
The European Union can be a convenient scapegoat for the end of a world of cooked breakfasts, drafty houses, nondecimal currency and afternoon tea and its disorienting replacement by a world of gay rights, immigration, espresso and laws against smoking. There is a strong mood of longing for the past among Britons.
Do I detect a note of condescension?