Can you tell me which particular EU rules you're looking forward to no longer obeying once brexit happens? but anyway, don't you realise that if we want to sell so much as a pint of milk to the EU in future, then we'll have to abide by their rules in order to do so? if we leave without a deal, then the first thing we'll be doing on November the first is going to the EU to try and make a free trad deal with them, and any such deal will require some sort of concession and compromise from us. Unless you think we're going to simply stop trading with the EU completely, EU rules are always going to be relevant to us. and as you correctly point out, once we leave we'll have no say in them. Gosh, how selfish of me to not want a situation that trashes the business i've spent the last 30 years building and means that my partner could be left without access to life saving medicine. If you get the no deal outcome you're so keen on, you'll get used to hearing the phrase 'i told you so' .