Even the European Central bank was surprised by new figures showing how deep Britain’s economic ties to the 12-nation Eurozone are. Ralph Atkins of the FT reports:

In evidence likely to be seized on by supporters of British membership of the eurozone, the ECB produced figures showing that the UK dominated foreign direct investment into the eurozone. The UK was also the largest export market for eurozone goods, while British tourists visiting the eurozone largely explained the surplus in the bloc’s service sector part of its balance of payment statistics.