People who really should know better are fetishising the EU ‘single
market’. The single market is essentially a common regulatory regime. It
is not necessary to be in the single market to trade across borders
with EU member states. In fact the USA manages to do nearly two trillion
dollars of trade with the EU annually without paying a penny for access
to the ‘single market’, without having to accept uncontrolled
immigration from Eastern Europe or being subject to any loss of
sovereignty. Bear this in mind when you read hysterical articles in the newspapers… "