"One thing Britain will lose once it is out of the EU is the sustained interaction that comes from taking part in a constant stream of EU meetings: the often tiresome but indispensable routine of trying to find common solutions to common problems. That common diplomatic culture existed for 40 years – with ups and downs – but is about to be dismantled entirely."
Natalie Nougayrède in today's Guardian
And this is a BAD thing?
How wonderful that the energies of our diplomats and civil servants will be diverted to useful things.