Our culture is much closer to North America than Euroland. We tend to look west rather than north, east or south.
Given the choice Walter, I'd rather be American than European Union.
oak, I disagree - strongly!
I think that the underlying values and beliefs of the British are FAR more similar to those of other European nations than they are to our American cousins'.
I believe that this would be clear if you spent more time in the USA and discovered quite how differently the people there look at the world...that's what makes me believe that our future, like our history and geography, is predominantly European.
The fact that Americans speak (nearly) the same language as us Brits means that it's easier for us to find common views. If we were to speak more with our European neighbours, we would appreciate that the similarities are also there - on so many levels - and then there's view of life which comes from thousands of years of history rather than a few hundred years of pioneering and establishment of a country based in revolution, immigration, genocide and the cult of the individual.